Office of Neighborhood Strategies

Deputy Commissioner: Leila Bozorg

The Office of Neighborhood Strategies is charged with ensuring that HPD’s development and preservation efforts are guided by meaningful community engagement and coordinated with public investments in infrastructure and services, as put forth in the Mayor's Housing Plan.

Neighborhood Strategies divisions of Planning and Predevelopment and Neighborhood Development and Stabilization work together to ensure that HPD’s investments leverage broader community objectives:

  • Division of Planning and Predevelopment is central to developing and managing HPD's housing production pipeline from project proposal phases through the land use review and entitlement process, to ensure that HPD's investments contribute to building strong, healthy, resilient neighborhoods in all five boroughs.
  • Division of Neighborhood Development and Stabilization leads the agency's commitment to strategic preservation and development through engagement with tenants, landlords, community leaders, and neighborhood stakeholders on issues involving the creation of vibrant neighborhoods anchored by affordable housing.