About HPD

Established in 1978, the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) is the largest municipal housing preservation and development agency in the nation. 

The agency's mission is to promote quality and affordability of the city's housing and the strength and diversity of its many neighborhoods. HPD strives to achieve this mission by:

  • Preserving affordable housing and protecting tenants
  • Developing new affordable housing
  • Enforcing the Housing Maintenance Code to ensure quality and safety
  • Engaging neighborhoods in planning

HPD is responsible for carrying out Housing New York, Mayor Bill de Blasio's initiative to build or preserve 300,000 affordable homes by 2026. HPD is leading the Mayor's charge, in partnership with over 13 sister agencies, advocates, developers, tenants, community organizations, elected officials, and financial institutions.