HPD-HDC Housing Fellows Program

Program 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 $65,000. Health care benefits begin thirty days after the start of employment.

How to Apply

The application for the 2019-2021 Housing Fellows will be made availalbe on Friday, November 30, 2018. Applications must be submitted by 4:00pm on Friday, February 15, 2019. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered. 

For any questions about the program or the application process, please contact housingfellows@hpd.nyc.gov.

Decisions will be made in May 2019, and the program will start on Tuesday, September 3, 2019 (the day after Labor Day).