The 2018 Multifamily Water Assistance Program cycle is now closed. Please check back in late Spring 2018 for information regarding the re-opening of the application period for the 2019 program cycle.
If you applied to the program by October 20, 2017, you will receive communication regarding acceptance by March 2018. Credits will be applied to qualifying projects in Spring 2018.
The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), in conjunction with HPD and the Housing Development Corporation (HDC), is offering a water and sewer credit for eligible HPD- or HDC-assisted affordable multifamily housing projects. Eligible projects can receive a $250 credit per residential unit on their fiscal year 2018 water and sewer bill(s) on a first-come, first-serve basis (enrollment is limited).
To qualify for the credit, all three of the eligibility criteria must be met:
Projects are made up of a property or cluster of properties which are covered by the same HPD or HDC-issued regulatory agreement. Each building within an income-qualified project must meet the program eligibility rules. Buildings with less than 4 residential units may not receive the credit. There is a limit to the number of buildings that can receive the discount, which will be awarded in the order that eligible and complete applications are received. The agencies reserve the right to prioritize high-need projects should program demand exceed the enrollment cap.