New Construction Design

The HPD Design Guidelines for Multifamily New Construction and Senior Housing are for HPD-assisted multifamily new construction and senior housing projects. The Guidelines establish the criteria by which BLDS will evaluate proposed developments upon application to HPD for financial assistance. The Guidelines is an update to the HPD Design Guidelines for New Construction.

HPD seeks to support projects that meet several core principles. Projects should:

  • Have a strong relation to the neighborhood (urban design and building planning)
  • Meet the needs of households and individuals (apartment planning and accessible design)
  • Encourage active design
  • Utilize sustainable or renewable products
  • Select sustainble features that can potentially reduce operating costs  

The HPD Design Guidelines for Supportive Housing ensures feasible supportive housing developments that provide appropriate living accommodation with an emphasis on design, sustainability, and cost efficiency.