Commissioner's Message

HPD Commissioner Maria Torres-Springer
Commissioner Maria Torres-Springer

It is a privilege to lead New York City's Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) – the largest municipal developer of affordable housing in the nation.

HPD’s mission is to promote the quality and affordability of the city’s housing and the strength and diversity of its many neighborhoods. The agency is responsible for financing the construction and preservation of affordable housing, monitoring the health and affordability of the more than 4,000 buildings, containing 84,000 units in our Asset Management portfolio, ensuring the quality and safety of the city’s housing stock through the enforcement of the Housing Maintenance Code, and engaging in comprehensive planning to strengthen neighborhoods across the five boroughs.

The agency is leading the charge to fulfill the vision of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Housing New York: A Five-Borough Ten-Year Plan to create or preserve 200,000 affordable units, protect tenants, and foster strong, inclusive neighborhoods. HPD is proud to work alongside more than 15 sister agencies, our counterparts in federal and state government, and our many partners across the affordable housing community to make sure that New York remains a place of opportunity and inclusivity for all New Yorkers.

We hope our site provides a brief overview of the many programs, projects, and initiatives we have underway at HPD and the resources the agency provides for tenants, owners, developers, and communities. We welcome your feedback and any suggestions for how we can more effectively serve the city’s many residents.

Housing is fundamental to people’s basic sense of security and well-being. As New York continues to grow and change, we will continue to invest in housing and neighborhoods to ensure that all New Yorkers share in the opportunity and promise of our great city.

Thank you,

Maria Torres-Springer
HPD Commissioner

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