HPD-HDC Housing Fellows Program

HPD-HDC Housing Fellows Program

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Overview

The HPD-HDC Housing Fellows Program is a two-year program designed to bring talented young professionals to the Department of Housing Preservation & Development (HPD) and the New York City Housing Development Corporation (HDC) to expose them both to New York City government and to the field of affordable housing. Fellows must be recent graduates of schools of public policy, urban studies, planning, management, law or a related field. Over the duration of the two-year program, Housing Fellows rotate through four six-month placements between HPD and HDC, learning firsthand about the City’s efforts to revitalize New York City’s neighborhoods through new construction; preservation; financing, including tax-exempt and taxable bonds; code enforcement; housing litigation; neighborhood planning; and property management, for example. In addition to the professional experiences, Fellows participate in site visits and inspections of developments across New York City; meet with housing leaders in government, business, nonprofit organizations and academia; and participate in conferences, among other activities.

Requirements

Applicants must be a recent graduate with a master’s or law degree, and a demonstrated interest in public service. Applicants must have good writing, analytical, and interpersonal skills, and experience and/or course work in housing is preferred. Selected applicants must become residents of New York City within ninety days following the start of employment.

Salary & Benefits

The salary for the Fellows is $70,000. Benefits include health care, dental, and vision coverage; vacation days; pre-tax commuter and flexible spending account (FSA) benefits; opportunity to contribute to a pre-tax retirement savings account; and more.

How to Apply

Please see the HPD-HDC Housing Fellows Program posting for more information and how to apply. Applications are due no later than March 14, 2021. For any questions about the program or the application process, please contact housingfellows@hpd.nyc.gov.