Mayor de Blasio Announces Record Pace Building and Protecting Affordable Housing
Thursday, July 13, 2017
52,000 homes protected, 25,000 under construction since 2014 - enough to house the entire population of Salt Lake City, one-third of all homes serve families making under $43,000 and recond number of formerly homeless families.
Building a More Affordable City: Mayor de Blasio says his housing push is helping many lower-income New Yorkers live in Gotham
Thursday, July 13, 2017
Op-ed by Mayor Bill de Blasio.
A City's Tallest Luxury Tower, Mayor de Blasio Shows Missed Opportunity to Help Seniors Pay Their Rent
Thursday, March 23, 2017
Sales at a single super-tall luxury building would have generated $30 million under the Mayor’s Mansion Tax, and funded rental assistance for 2,000 seniors struggling to pay rent.
IN 1st YEAR UNDER MANDATORY RULES, MAYOR DE BLASIO AND CITY COUNCIL AUTHORIZE 4,700 AFFORDABLE HOMES THROUGH PROGRAM
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
In the first year alone, 11 applications for nearly 4,700 new affordable homes have been approved by the City Council. At least 1,600 are required to be permanently affordable under MIH.
Mayor de Blasio, DOF and HPD Announce Suspension Notices Sent to Owners of 3,000 Rental Buildings Out of Compliance with 421-A
December 6, 2016
Non-compliant properties have combined total of 37,141 apartments; letters are latest phase of a multi-stage, multi-agency enforcement effort.
Mayor de Blasio, A.G. Schneiderman and Governor Cuomo Announce Revocation Notices Sent to Owners of 178 Buildings Receiving 421-A Benefits
November 22, 2016
Latest action by joint Real Estate Tax Compliance Program to protect City tenants and taxpayer dollars means owners lose tax benefits retroactively unless they comply within 90 days.
Mayor de Blasio, City Officials, the Boys and Girls Club of Harlem, Monadnock Development and Alembic Community Development Announce Opening of 79 Affordable Homes and Community Facility for Kids in Harlem
Octover 20, 2016
Famed Italian Renaissance-styled former school building affordable to working families; boasts state-of-the art youth facility serving residents and 1,000 local children a year.
Climate Week: De Blasio Administration Announces Early Progress To Green Building Programs
September 20, 2016
The City's green building programs are assisting with retrofits across 3,800 buildings, on track to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by nearly one and a half million metric tons and create more than 1,000 jobs by 2025.
Mayor de Blasio, Attorney General Schneiderman and New York City Officials Join the Bridge to Celebrate the Groundbreaking Ceremony for a New Supportive Housing Development in the Melrose Section of the Bronx
August 3, 2016
The planned 59-unit building with supportive services to be constructed in the Bronx will aim to house veterans.
Mayor de Blasio: NYC sets affordable housing record, highest production since 1989
July 26, 2016
Mayor Bill de Blasio today announced that his administration secured 23,284 affordable apartments and homes during Fiscal Year 2016, the second highest production in New York City history and the most since Ed Koch was mayor.
Mayor de Blasio and Brooklyn elected officials announce community visioning workshops for East New York residents to offer input into the development of the Dinsmore-Chestnut site
June 17, 2016
This is the first City-owned site to be developed under the East New York Community Plan adopted by the New York City Council this spring; housing affordable for families making as little as $24,500, retail and community space to be built on the 18,000-square-foot site near City Line Park.
The Soul of Our City (originally published in The Huffington Post)
June 5, 2016
Keeping Neighborhoods Affordable: Mayor de Blasio and Local Officials Tour $70 Million, 28-Building Rehabilitation Project Underway in Harlem
March 14, 2016
Partnership with M/WBE firm will keep over 350 apartments affordable for low-income families for the next 30 years.
Breaking Records: Mayor de Blasio's Affordable Housing Plan Has Financed 40,000 Apartments So Far, Enough for 100,000 New Yorkers
January 11, 2016
Mayor Bill de Blasio today announced the administration has financed 40,204 affordable apartments since taking office, delivering enough affordable housing for more than 100,000 New Yorkers.
Federal Government Announces New York City Has Ended Chronic Veteran Homelessness
December 30, 2015
The federal government announced today an end to chronic veteran homelessness in New York City, following a two-year effort by Mayor de Blasio to help veterans who have been homeless for a year or longer find a home.
Mayor de Blasio, Speaker Mark-Viverito, Council Member Dickens, Assembly Member Wright and Harlem Leaders Announce Agreement with A&E Real Estate To Protect Nearly 1,000 Low-and Middle-Income Homes at Riverton Houses
December 16, 2015
Mayor Bill de Blasio, Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, Council Member Inez Dickens, Assembly Member Keith Wright, and leaders from Harlem today announced an agreement with A&E Real Estate that will protect nearly 1,000 affordable apartments at the Riverton Houses.
HPD, HUD, and Elected Officials Join Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation to Celebrate the Start of Construction on Cypress Senior Housing Residences
December 11, 2015
The New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD), U.S. Department of Homes and Urban Development (HUD), Congresswoman Nydia M. Velázquez, New York State Assembly Member Erik Martin Dilan, New York State Senator Martin Malave Dilan, and New York City Council Member Rafael Espinal, join Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation, Inc. and development partners to celebrate the start of construction on Cypress Senior Housing Residences.
First Lady McCray Joins City Officials and Development Partners to Announce the Start of Construction on a New Energy-Efficient Supportive Housing Development Named Lynn's Place in the Bronx
December 1, 2015
The First Lady Of New York City Chirlane McCray, the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD), New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark Viverito, New York State Assembly Member Michael A. Blake, and other officials joins Unique People Services, the Community Preservation Corporation (CPC), and development partners to celebrate the start of construction on Lynn’s Place.
HPD Commissioner Been Announces Request for Proposals From Pre-Qualified Minority and Women Owned Business Enterprise Developers to Build Affordable Housing Developments in Brooklyn, Bronx, Manhattan
November 24, 2015
New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) Commissioner Vicki Been announced today the release of a competitive Request for Proposals (RFP) to develop new affordable housing on six sites: three in Brooklyn, two in the Bronx, and one in Manhattan, in the neighborhoods of East New York, Bedford-Stuyvesant, Melrose, Crotona Park East, and Central Harlem.
De Blasio Administration Announces Plan to Create 15,000 Units of Supportive Housing
November 18, 2015
Mayor de Blasio today announced a new plan to create 15,000 units of supportive housing over the next 15 years.
Marking Sandy Anniversary, Mayor de Blasio Announces that Build It Back Program Will Be Complete by End of 2016
October 29, 2015
Mayor Bill de Blasio announced today that the Build It Back single-family home program will be complete by the end of 2016, and that 100 percent of reimbursement checks have now been sent out to homeowners.
Mayor, Local Elected Officials and Tenant Leaders Announce 20-Year Agreement with Blackstone and Ivanhoé Cambridge to Protect Middle Class Housing at Stuyvesant Town and Peter Cooper Village
October 20, 2015
The Mayor of the City of New York, local elected officials and tenant leaders today announced an agreement with Blackstone and Ivanhoé Cambridge, a subsidiary of CDPQ, a leading Canadian pension fund manager,that will protect thousands of affordable apartments at Stuyvesant Town and Peter Cooper Village – one of the largest enclaves of moderate and middle income housing left in Manhattan.
HPD, HDC & WIN Celebrate Goundbreaking of $80 Million Supportive and Affordable Housing Development in Brooklyn
October 19, 2015
Win, one of the largest nonprofits serving homeless women and their families in New York City, was joined today by New York City’s Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) Commissioner Vicki Been, New York City Housing Development Corporation (HDC) President Gary Rodney, and partners to break ground on a new affordable housing development in Brooklyn’s Brownsville neighborhood.
NYC Deputy Mayor Glen and City Officials Join the Bowery Residents Committee to Break Gound on Landing Road Residence, the City's Innovative New Approach to Affordable Housing for the Homeless
September 22, 2015
New York City’s Deputy Mayor for Housing and Economic Development Alicia Glen, New York City Department of Homeless Services (DHS) Commissioner Gilbert Taylor, and New York City Housing Development Corporation (HDC) President Gary Rodney join the Bowery Residents’ Committee (BRC) and partners to break ground at the Landing Road Residence.
City Planning Begins Public Review for Two Major Zoning Text Changes Related to Housing New York
September 21, 2015
Public reivew officially launched today for two proposed changes to New York City's Zoning Resolution designed to promote production of more affordable housing in better quality buildings, and forster more vibrant, inclusive, livable and diverse neighborhoods.
City Planning Begins Public Review of East New York Rezoning
September 21, 2015
Public reivew began today for the Department of City Planning's rezoning proposal to implement the East New York Community Plan, a comprehensive vision for East New York developed with community stakeholders and City agencies.
HPD, HDC, and HUD Join the NHP Foundation and Partners to Celebrate the Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony for the Rehabilitated Plaza Borinquen in the Mott Haven Section of the Bronx
September 16, 2015
The New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD), New York City Housing Development Corporation (HDC), and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), joined the NHP Foundation and partners to celebrate the ribbon-cutting ceremony for Plaza Borinquen.
HPD Holds First Neighborhood Preservation Helpdesk for New Green Housing Preservation Program to Help Small Building Owners Finance Energy Efficiency
September 16, 2015
On Wednesday, September 16, owners of small- to mid-sized multifamily buildings will have an opportunity to speak individually with city representatives and their partner nonprofits and community development financial institutions to learn how to make their properties more energy and water efficient, reduce maintenance costs, and sustain affordable housing at the Isabella Geriatric Center, 515 Audubon Avenue, in Inwood from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
HPD Commissioner Been Announces the Launch of a New, Green Design Review Process to Speed the Development of Critical Affordable Housing
September 2, 2015
New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) Commissioner Vicki Been announced the launch of a new electronic document submission system to streamline the design review process for affordable housing, in which HPD works closely with developers, sponsors, consultant architects, and engineers to ensure that HPD-assisted projects comply with all requirements.
NYCEDC and HPD Announce Housing New York Request for Proposals for Former Slaughterhouse Site on the Far West Side of Manhattan
August 31, 2015
New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) in partnership with the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) today announced the release of a Housing New York Request for Proposals (RFP) to create a mixed-use development that contributes to the overall vibrancy of the dynamic Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood.
City Council Speaker Mark-Viverito, HPD, CPC, El Barrio's Operation Fight Back Inc., and Enterprise Host Neighborhood Preservation HelpDesk
August 28, 2015
New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD), The Community Preservation Corporation (CPC), El Barrio's Operation Fight Back Inc. (EBOF), and Enterprise Community Partners, Inc. (Enterprise) are hosting a Neighborhood Preservation HelpDesk today for multifamily building owners.
New Real Estate Tax Compliance Program Announced By A.G. Schneiderman, Governor Cuomo and HPD Commissioner Been Aims to Restore Thousands of NYC Apartments to Rent Regulation
August 26, 2015
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, joined by Commissioner James S. Rubin of New York State Homes and Community Renewal and Commissioner Vicki Been of the New York City Department of Housing Preservation & Development, today announced that notices have been sent to 194 building owners who accepted lucrative tax breaks under the state’s “421-a” program without fulfilling the law’s rent-regulation requirements.
De Blasio Administration Announces a Record-Breaking 20,325 Affordable Apartments and Homes Financed in Last Fiscal Year, Enough for 50,000 New Yorkers
July 13, 2015
Mayor Bill de Blasio today announced that the City financed the creation and preservation of 20,325 affordable apartments and homes during fiscal year 2015, enough housing for more than 50,000 New Yorkers and the most in 25 years.
HPD Commissioner Been, Mova Commissioner Sutton Join the Jericho Project and Partners to Announce Start of Construction on Affordable Housing for Veterans and Young Adults
July 7, 2015
The New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) and New York City Mayor’s Office of Veterans’ Affairs joined The Jericho Project, B & B Supportive, and other partners to announce the start of construction on 2065 Walton Avenue, a new development that will provide affordable housing and supportive services to formerly homeless veterans and at-risk young adults, with special attention to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender homeless youth population.
NYCHA & HPD Release Request for Affordable Housing Proposals in Brooklyn, Bronx
July 1, 2015
The New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) and New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) today released the "Request for Proposal" RFP for potential developers to expand 100 percent affordable housing opportunities at three NYCHA developments, including Ingersoll (Fort Greene, Brooklyn), Van Dyke (Brownsville, Brooklyn) and Mill Brook (Mott Haven, the Bronx).
Greenpoint Landing Associates, L+M Development Partners and City Officials Break Ground on Affordable Housing at Greenpoint Landing
June 26, 2015
Greenpoint Landing Associates and L+M Development Partners, together with New York City’s Deputy Mayor for Housing and Economic Development Alicia Glen, Housing, Preservation & Development Commissioner Vicki Been, Housing Development Corporation President Gary Rodney, Department of Buildings Commissioner Rick Chandler, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, Deputy Brooklyn Borough President Diana Reyna, and Council Member Stephen Levin today marked the progress of Greenpoint Landing, the mixed-income 22-acre development along the East River set to transform a section of long-underutilized Greenpoint waterfront.
New York Officials Announce First Arrest of NYC Landlord Resulting from Tenant Harassment Prevention Task Force
June 17, 2015
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman, joined by Mayor Bill de Blasio and New York State Homes and Community Renewal Commissioner James Rubin, today announced the arrest and indictment of landlord Daniel Melamed by the Tenant Harassment Prevention Task Force (“Task Force”), on charges that Melamed endangered the health and safety of rent regulated tenants, including a six year old child, during demolition and construction that began in February 2014 at his 14-unit building at 1578 Union Street in Brooklyn.
NYC Housing Development Corporation to Introduce Sustainable Neighborhood Bonds
May 28, 2015
Subject to Board approval, the New York City Housing Development Corporation (HDC) expects to price its inaugural Sustainable Neighborhood Bonds transaction under its Multi-Family Housing Revenue Bonds program during the week of June 15, 2015.
De Blasio Administration Unveils NextGeneration NYCHA: A Comprensive Plan to Secure The Future of City Public Housing
May 19, 2015
Mayor de Blasio and NYCHA Chair and CEO Shola Olatoye today announced NextGeneration NYCHA (NextGen), a comprehensive ten-year plan to stabilize the financial crisis facing New York City's public housing and deliver long-needed improvements to residents' quality of life by changing the way NYCHA is funded, managed, and how it serves its residents.
City Housing Agencies Announce New Green Housing Preservation Program to Deliver on Key Commitments in Mayor's Affordable Housing Plan and OneNYC
May 13, 2015
Building on Mayor de Blasio’s comprehensive plan for a sustainable and resilient city, “One New York: The Plan for a Strong and Just City,” New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) Commissioner Vicki Been and New York City Housing Development Corporation (HDC) President Gary Rodney announced the new Green Housing Preservation Program to assist owners of small- to mid-sized multifamily properties across the city in undertaking energy efficiency and water conservation improvements as well as moderate rehabilitation to improve building conditions, reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and preserve affordability.
HPD Commissioner Been Announces Development Team to Build 208 New Affordable Apartments Featuring Active Retail and Community Spaces in Flushing, Queens
April 28, 2015
The New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) Commissioner Vicki Been today announced the selection of a development team for the Flushing Municipal Lot 3 in the Flushing neighborhood of Queens.
HPD, SBS, and Partners Congratulate the First Graduating Class of New Professional Development Workshop to Create Opportunities for Minority and Women Owned Business Enterprises in Affordable Housing Development
April 14, 2015
The New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) Commissioner Vicki Been, and New York City Department of Small Business Services (SBS) Deputy Commissioner Kerri Jew were joined by the New York State Association for Affordable Housing (NYSAFAH), the Goldman Sachs Urban Investment Group, Holland & Knight, and the Minority Business Development Institute (MBDI) to celebrate the completion of the inaugural series of capacity building workshops designed specifically for Minority and Women Owned Business Enterprises (M/WBEs).
Protecting Families, Safeguarding Affordability: De Blasio Administration Expanding Programs to Keep New Yorkers in Their Homes and Keep Neighborhoods Strong
April 14, 2015
Mayor Bill de Blasio and Housing Preservation and Development Commissioner Vicki Been today met tenants at a Bronx building in the midst of major upgrades and renovations through City affordable housing preservation initiatives.
Governor Cuomo, A.G. Schneiderman, Mayor Bill de Blasio Join Forces to Combat Landlord Harassment of Tenants
February 19, 2015
Governor Andrew Cuomo, Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and Mayor Bill de Blasio today are announcing the launch of a joint enforcement task force, titled the Tenant Harassment Prevention Task Force, to investigate and bring enforcement actions – including criminal charges – against landlords who harass tenants.
HPD Commissioner Been Announces Request for Proposals to Build New Mixed-Use, Mixed-Income Development with 100 New Affordable Apartments in the Mott Haven Neighborhood of the Bronx
February 17, 2015
New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) Commissioner Vicki Been announced today the release of a competitive Request for Proposals (RFP) to develop a mixed-use, mixed-income development with approximately 100 new affordable apartments in the Mott Haven neighborhood of the Bronx.
NYC Housing Development Corporation Ranked Number One Issuer of Multifamily Affordable Housing Bonds in 2014
February 5, 2015
As Mayor Bill de Blasio continues to ramp up production and preservation efforts under his historic affordable housing plan, one of the principal financial engines behind the plan is rising to that challenge as the nation’s premier municipal entity in the multifamily bond market.
State of the City: Mayor de Blasio Puts Affordable Housing at Center of 2015 Agenda to Fight Inequality
February 3, 2015
In his second State of the City address, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced affordable housing would be the next front in his administration's fight to lift up families and confront economic inequality.
Mayor de Blasio Announces More Than 17,300 Units of Affordable Housing Financed in 2014, Enough to House Nearly 42,000 New Yorkers
January 15, 2015
Mayor Bill de Blasio today announced that the City financed the creation and preservation of more than 17,300 affordable units during calendar year 2014. With 11,185 preserved units and 6,191 new construction units financed, the City exceeded its first year projections by more than 1,300 affordable units.
HPD, HDC and Preservation Development Partners Announce the Rehabilitation of 536 Unit Apartment Complex in Staten Island, NY
December 22, 2014
New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) Commissioner Vicki Been and New York City Housing Development Corporation (HDC) President Gary Rodney joined Preservation Development Partners, a joint venture of developers Francine Kellman, Brian Raddock, Joseph Ferrara, Brandon Baron and Donald Capoccia, in announcing today the acquisition and planned rehabilitation of City-supervised Mitchell-Lama development North Shore Plaza, formerly known as the Arlington Terrace apartments in Staten Island, NY
HPD Commissioner Been Announces New Development Programs to Spur Affordable Rental and Homeownership Opportunities on Small Under-Used Sites
December 12, 2014
New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) Commissioner Vicki Been announced today that the agency is rolling out two new affordable housing programs that are designed to capitalize on small under-used sites to create affordable rental and homeownership opportunities for hardworking New Yorkers.
Mayor De Blasio and Cardinal Dolan Join Highbridge Community Development Corporation to Break Ground on New Affordable Housing for Seniors
December 11, 2014
Mayor Bill de Blasio and Timothy Cardinal Dolan today joined officials, clergy and community partners in Highbridge to break ground on the Artsbridge senior housing complex.
HPD Commissioner Been Announces Development Team to Build 288 Affordable Apartments, New Retail and Community Service Space in Second Phase of Livonia Avenue Initiative
December 4, 2014
The New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) Commissioner Vicki Been today announced the selection of a development team for Phase II of the Livonia Avenue Initiative in the East New York neighborhood of Brooklyn.
HPD Commissioner Been Announces Latest Program to Encourage Minority and Women Owned Business Participation on Affordable Housing Development Projects
December 2, 2014
New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) Commissioner Vicki Been announced today that HPD is issuing its Minority and Women Owned Business Enterprises (M/WBE) Request for Qualifications (RFQ). The M/WBE RFQ is part of Building Opportunity, HPD's multi-pronged initiative aimed at increasing opportunities for M/WBEs to compete to participate in HPD-supported development projects.
City Housing Agencies Announce New Affordable Housing Programs and Changes to Current Programs That Deliver on Key Commitments in Mayor's Affordable Housing Plan
November, 17, 2014
New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) Commissioner Vicki Been and New York City Housing Development Corporation (HDC) President Gary Rodney announced new affordable housing programs and significant changes to a number of existing programs that will align them with the priorities of Mayor de Blasio's Housing New York plan.
HPD & HDC Join High Hawk LLC and Partners to Break Ground on a New 72-Unit Mixed-Income Affordable Housing Development
October 23, 2014
The New York City Housing Development Corporation (HDC) Senior Vice President of Development Anthony Richardson and the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) Assistant Commissioner Susan Kensky joined High Hawk LLC and project partners to break ground on the High Hawk Apartments development in the Crotona Park East neighborhood of the Bronx.
Mayor de Blasio, Comptroller Stringer, Community Preservation Corporation, and Citi Announce New Partnership to Invest $350 Million in Affordable Housing
July 30, 2014
Mayor Bill de Blasio and Comptroller Scott M. Stringer today announced a partnership to establish a $350 million fund to support affordable housing throughout New York City, marking a major investment in the administration’s historic plan to create and preserve 200,000 units of affordable housing.
Mayor de Blasio, State Housing Chairs Young and Wright, HPD Commissioner Been Announce City Program To Foster Participation Of Minority And Women-Owned Business Enterprises In Affordable Housing Development
July 13, 2014
Mayor Bill de Blasio, New York State Senator Cathy Young, Assembly Member Keith Wright, and Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) Commissioner Vicki Been announced passage of legislation that allows HPD to create a pipeline of affordable housing development opportunities dedicated to increasing the participation of Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises (M/WBEs) in HPD's programs.
Mayor de Blasio and Council Speaker Mark-Viverito Join Broadway Housing Communities to Celebrate Innovative Sugar Hill Development
June 9, 2014
Mayor Bill de Blasio and New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito joined with community leaders, affordable housing lenders and neighborhood elected officials on Monday to celebrate Broadway Housing Communities (BHC) new Sugar Hill Development as it nears completion.
Elected Officials, Housing Providers, Advocates, Developers and Labor Applaud 'Housing New York: A Five-Borough, Ten-Year Housing Plan'
May 5, 2014
Mayor Bill de Blasio today announced Housing New York: A Five-Borough, Ten-Year Plan, a $41 billion plan to build or preserve 200,000 affordable units.
Mayor de Blasio Unveils 'Housing New York': A Five-Borough, 10-Year Housing Plan To Protect And Expand Affordability
May 5, 2014
Mayor Bill de Blasio today laid out a 10-year plan to build or preserve 200,000 affordable apartments across all five boroughs—enough housing to serve more than a half-million New Yorkers.