One of the many partners of the New York City Commission on Human Rights is the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD). HPD is the largest agency in the country working to preserve and create housing.
Since 2013, the Commission has worked closely with HPD to educate New Yorkers about housing regulations and protections. Each year, the agencies host Fair Housing events as a place to discuss housing topics and raise the concerns of local residents and housing advocates.
In addition to annual conferences, HPD and the Commission regularly coordinate their efforts at Homeowner and Tenant forums and resource fairs. These events are held in different neighborhoods in order to reach diverse groups of local residents. They aim to educate New Yorkers on how both agencies can work to address their issues. Both agencies are strongly committed to the preservation of housing rights and to educating the public on what is required by the law.