Local Law 44

In 2012, the City Council passed Local Law 44 (LL44) which requires HPD to make information available on its website about certain housing development projects receiving City financial assistance. In turn, for projects where this law applies, HPD is requiring developers to gather and submit to HPD the information on the date of closing and again with new and updated information on every January 30 and July 30 thereafter (commencing on whichever date is the first to occur after closing) until completion of construction or permanent loan closing. For wage information collection, submissions are due quarterly.

The required information must be submitted in the form to be provided by the HPD Development Project Manager. HPD Development Project Managers will be the primary contact for developers submitting information. Detailed instructions on how to complete the spreadsheet may found here.

Please email any questions about Local Law 44 to locallaw44@hpd.nyc.gov.

Wage Information Collection

Pursuant to LL44, HPD requires wage information to be reported quarterly for each employee of the Borrower Legal Entity (BLE) and contractors (General Contractor, subcontractors, and/or other contractors) performing construction project work on a housing development project as defined by LL44.

HPD will collect payroll information electronically on a quarterly basis for LL44 housing development projects, including project information, BLE information, a list of contractors, and payrolls for each covered contractor. Payroll submissions will be accepted via the LL44 Wage Reporting System in Excel, PDF, or other standard formats and are due 30 days following the end of each quarter. For further details, consult the LL44 Wage Collection Requirements below and send any questions about submissions to the HPD LL44 team at LL44wage@hpd.nyc.gov.


HPD Reporting of Local Law 44 Data

The law requires HPD to report updates on projects every 6 months until project completion, and every 3 months for wage information. 

Please email any data-related inquiries or corrections to opendata@hpd.nyc.gov.

The LL44 Open Data and Data Dictionary are available below. 


Additional Information

Developer Selection
For more specific information about RFEIs, RFPs, RFQs, term sheets, and other developer selection method criteria (section 26-902(10) of the law), please see the definitions and website links below. The HPD website provides detailed descriptions of the programs, requirements, guidelines, eligibility requirements, selection process, and any submission requirements.

  • Application: if a developer is only receiving one or more of the following types of City financial assistance: (i) a loan or grant from HPD and there is no RFP or RFQ,(ii) a discretionary tax exemption; or (iii) a City allocation of low income housing tax credits.
    • To learn more about our financing programs, view our Development Programs.
    • Also, please note that 80/20, LAMP, Mitchell-Lama, New HOP, NYCHA Tax Credits, and Section 8 are not HPD program names. They may be New York City Housing Development Corporation (HDC) or New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) program names. Projects with these program names are included in the report if the City is providing one of the types of financial assistance noted above. The developer selection method for these projects refers to the application associated with the project’s City financial assistance. (However, the “application” does not necessarily have to be an application form.)
  • Direct Negotiation: if a developer is selected due to its unique qualifications for the project and where it was neither practicable nor advantageous to use an RFP or RFQ.
  • Negotiated Sale: if a developer is selected to acquire property from HPD without an RFP or RFQ.
  • RFQ/ RFP: if a developer is selected through an HPD Request for Qualifications/Request for Proposals to acquire property from HPD or to receive a loan from HPD.
  • Selected by Another Agency: if a developer is selected by another government agency.
  • Please note that for any projects in which the developer was selected by another agency, the developer was subject to that agency’s criteria

Construction Conditions
Local Law 44 of 2012 requires reporting information about the construction conditions of covered projects, but this information is not included in the LL44 Open Data. It is instead collected and reported by the NYC Department of Buildings, and the information may be viewed in the DOB Violations Open Data.

Prequalified and Disqualified Lists