HPD administers roughly $11 million in local and federal funding to procure housing preservation and stabilization services from community-based organizations throughout New York City. The contracts fall into two basic categories: 

Local Funding from the City Council

Each year the City Council of New York City allocates funding to community-based not-for-profit organizations that are selected by their local elected officials to provide either local, borough-wide or citywide housing related services to communities in need. In FY18, the Neighborhood Contracts unit will manage over 190 City Council awards estimated around $9.1 million in funding to support the following types of housing initiatives:

  • Education, advocacy, and research
  • Tenant organizing, tenants' rights, and legal assistance
  • Anti-Eviction and Housing Court Resources
  • Housing related educational materials and booklets
  • Tenant counseling and workshops
  • Assistance with SCRIE, DRIE and FEPS applications
  • Housing preservation outreach
  • Home repair grants/low interest loans
  • Eviction prevention and anti-displacement services
  • Foreclosure prevention services

Federal Funding for Preservation Services

HPD also provides oversight of the Neighborhood Preservation Consultants (NPC) program, which provides nearly $2 million in federal funds over a period of three years to 19 local community-based organizations working on a variety of housing preservation-focused activities. NPC activities are geared to meet the goals of stopping tenant displacement, improving housing quality, and encouraging property owners to obtain financing with HPD that both funds property upgrades and ensures long-term affordability.