As the coronavirus crisis continues to evolve, we will be sharing updates on the steps HPD is taking to ensure the continuity of our housing work, while protecting our staff, partners, and all the New Yorkers that we serve.

Learn more about the steps HPD is taking.

To get regular updates on the latest developments with coronavirus in New York City visit or text COVID to 692-692. You will receive regular SMS texts with the latest news and developments.

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    New Yorkers working together can slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in New York City. Learn more about what you can do.

Mayor delivering the 2020 State of the City address
    The Mayor delivered his seventh State of the City Address, unveiling the Administration's progressive vision to ensure New Yorkers can continue to call the city they love home.

    The Administration plans to build even more homes for the lowest income New Yorkers, create community land trusts, and legalize basement apartments to generate more affordable homes.
Click for five ways to keep your building fire safe

    From self-closing doors to stove knob covers, property owners have responsibilities to keep tenants safe.

    Did you know? Owners of multiple dwellings are required to provide stove knob covers for gas-powered stoves where a child under six years of age resides.

    Learn more about Annual Notices for stove knob covers and other fire safety tips!

Photo of The Heritage, Mitchell-Lama development

    2019 was a whirlwind year of:

    - Setting new housing records
    - Standing with tenants
    - Securing future affordability
    - Helping vulnerable New Yorkers thrive
    - Spurring innovation
    - Saving zombie homes
    - Putting seniors first


    Check out our year in photos!

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    Start of "Heat Season"!

    Building owners are legally required to provide heat and hot water to their tenants. Hot water must be provided 365 days a year at a constant minimum temperature of 120 degrees Fahrenheit.

    Heat must be provided during Heat Season between October 1st and May 31st.

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New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development

Established in 1978, the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) promotes the quality and affordability of the city's housing and the strength and diversity of its many neighborhoods.

HPD works to achieve this mission by:

  • Preserving affordable housing and protecting tenants
  • Developing new affordable housing
  • Enforcing the Housing Maintenance Code
  • Engaging neighborhoods in planning