Neighborhood Focus Areas

Bay Street Corridor, Staten Island

As part of a multi-year planning process for the Bay Street Corridor in Staten Island, HPD has released the Draft Bay Street Corridor Housing Plan summarizing the goals, strategies, and actions that the City proposes to undertake in response to a range of needs and priorities identified by North Shore residents. 

Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn

HPD is launching the Bed-Stuy Housing Initiative to evaluate and improve upon the agency's affordable housing investments in Bedford-Stuyvesant. Through targeted stakeholder engagement, the initiative will coordinate housing-related agencies working in Bed-Stuy, to ensure that HPD programs and capital investments are working towards common objectives for the neighborhood, and that any housing developed on public land responds to local needs.

Brownsville, Brooklyn

The Brownsville Plan is the result of a community-driven process to identify neighborhood goals, form strategies to address local needs, and find resources to fill gaps in service. The Brownsville Plan will result in the creation of over 2,500 new affordable homes, representing more than $1 billion of investment in housing in the neighborhood.

East Harlem, Manhattan

The East Harlem Housing Plan summarizes the goals, strategies, and actions that the City proposes to undertake in response to a range of needs and priorities in the neighborhood, including those articulated by residents and stakeholders in the East Harlem Neighborhood Plan.

East New York, Brooklyn

The East New York Neighborhood Plan, released in 2016, features initiatives led by numerous City agencies to promote affordable housing development, encourage economic development, create pedestrian-friendly streets and invest in community resources to support the long-term growth and sustainability of East New York, Cypress Hills, and Ocean Hill.

Edgemere, Queens

Rising sea levels, increasing temperatures and precipitation, and the likelihood of more frequent and intense storms threaten New York City's neighborhoods and infrastructure while exacerbating social inequity. Edgemere's severe damage from Hurricane Sandy, coupled with the City's ownership of a significant amount of vacant land, created an opportunity to pair the City's recovery efforts with a long term vision for a higher quality of life for residents in the Resilient Edgemere Community Plan.

Gowanus, Brooklyn

Building on previous planning efforts such as Bridging Gowanus, HPD has been a partner in the Gowanus Neighborhood Planning Study, since 2016. The Gowanus Framework, released in June 2018, summarizes the goals, strategies, recommendations, and land use changes surfaced from the study thus far, reflecting two years of engagement with community residents, stakeholders, and other City agencies.

Inwood, Manhattan

The Inwood Housing Plan memorializes a set of strategies and actions that the City will take in response to the housing needs of residents and stakeholders in the Inwood community. The Inwood Housing Plan includes goals, strategies, and actions that are a part of the Inwood NYC Action Plan.

Jerome Avenue, Bronx

The Jerome Avenue Draft Neighborhood Plan is a comprehensive overview of plan elements related to Housing, Economic & Workforce Development, Land Use & Zoning, Open Space & Access, and Community Resources.

The Plan is part of an on-going community engagement process that identifies opportunities to fulfill the vision for Jerome Avenue as a vibrant activity center which both supports and serves as the centerpiece of the surrounding neighborhoods. The Plan is a part of Housing New York, the Mayor’s plan to build and preserve affordable housing throughout New York City in coordination with strategic infrastructure investments to foster a more equitable and livable New York City through an extensive community engagement process. HPD took the lead on the Housing chapter of the plan.

Southern Boulevard, Bronx

HPD has partnered with NYC Department of City Planning to create a neighborhood plan for the Southern Boulevard corridor and its surrounding neighborhoods. DCP and HPD will engage community residents, sister agencies, elected officials, community-based organizations, and other neighborhood stakeholders in the planning process. An Open House was held in June 2018.