HPD-HDC Housing Fellows Program

Program Overview

The HPD-HDC Housing Fellowship is a two-year program, and individuals who are selected to join the program make a two year commitment. Each class of Fellows is chosen following a national search. Fellows must be recent graduates of schools of public policy, urban studies, planning, management, law or a related field. Over the two years, Housing Fellows rotate through four six-month placements, learning firsthand about HPD’s efforts to revitalize New York City’s neighborhoods through financing, including tax-exempt and taxable bonds; new construction; rehabilitation; code enforcement; housing litigation; outreach and loans to private owners and broader community. Fellows participate in site visits and inspections to developments across New York City; meet with housing leaders in government, business, nonprofit organizations and academia; and participate in conferences, among other activities. At the end of the two year period, Fellows either secure positions within HPD or HDC or move on to continue working in the field at other agencies or organizations. Please note that neither HPD nor HDC can promise permanent employment at the end of the program.

Applicant must be a recent graduate with a master’s or law degree, and have good writing, analytical, and interpersonal skills. Demonstrated interest in government and housing is preferred, as is experience and/or course work in finance. [Note that we can only hire American citizens or green-card holders; also, we do not reimburse for relocation costs.] 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 2017-2019 Housing Fellows is now closed. Questions can be sent to housingfellows@hpd.nyc.gov.

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