Digital Library

The following audio clips provide instruction on a wide variety of topics.


Mold [Français] [Polski] [Русский] [Haitian Creole] [普通话版] [广东话版] [Español] 
Learn how to identify the causes and address the conditions for mold, and ladlord responsibilities.

HPD's Bed bug-sniffing dogs
Learn about these animals and when we bring them into your home to investigate a possible bed bug infestation. 

Preventing slips, trips and falls in your home
Simple things you can do to make your home a safer place.

Baby-proofing your home
Whether you are bringing home a baby or chasing after a toddler, every room in your home can be dangerous for a child. Here is a review of free and low cost changes you can make around your home to keep kids safe.

Applying for a rent increase on a Section 8 unit 
Learn how Sec. 8 rent is determined, the criteria for HUD payment standards, fair market rents, and maximum allowable rents, and when and how can you apply for an increase.

Change of ownership requirements for owners: Section 8 
Learn what paperwork will you need to submit to HPD if you are buying or selling a building in which there are HPD Section 8 (Housing Choice Voucher) subsidized units.

Clean Heat regulations phase out the use of #6 and #4 heating oils in NYC buildings 
New guidelines require buildings burning heavy heating oils to convert to cleaner options in an effort to reduce air pollution in NYC. Learn about the facts and free resources available to help with the transition. More information is available at NYC Clean Heat.

Housing Code Violations
Learn when and why HPD inspectors write violations and what you must do to clear them.

Home Energy Saving Tips
Discover how you may be wasting energy at home and implement simple changes that can result in lower utility bills.

Healthy Homes
Learn about the environmental conditions in your home that may impact your health. Learn the hazards and how to clean them safely.

Housing Lottery Part 1 & Housing Lottery Part 2 Inside the rules of the HPD and HDC housing lotteries.

Household Chemical Safety 
Find out the potential dangers of the chemicals in your household cleaning products and how to use them safely.

Greening Your Home
Learn how to replace commercial household cleaning products with greener alternatives.