Citwide Planning Initiatives

Zombie Homes Initiative

“Zombie homes” can be defined as vacant, deteriorated small homes whose owners are behind on their mortgage payments. Thanks to funding from the Local Initiatives Support Corporation, HPD launched the Zombie Homes Initiative in July 2017, a one-year pilot program. Through this initiative, HPD will conduct exterior surveys of zombie homes; aggregate information about zombie homes through a new database; design new approaches to return zombie homes to productive use; and conduct outreach to homeowners at risk of foreclosure.

Mandatory Inclusionary Housing and Zoning for Quality and Affordability

Legislated in 2016, Mandatory Inclusionary Housing (MIH) and Zoning for Quality and Affordability (ZQA) are two of the many initiatives that make up the Housing New York plan, Mayor de Blasio's roadmap for creating and preserving 200,000 affordable homes to serve a range of New Yorkers, from the very poorest to the middle class households that make up the City's workforce.