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    HPD released revised Design Guidelines for City affordable housing to ensure newly constructed buildings promote equity, health, and sustainability.

    Key additions include facilitating broadband access for tenants, improving cooling and ventilation, increasing energy efficiency, and building out a supplementary guide that serves as a framework for accessibility requirements.

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    Mayor Bill de Blasio joined HPD and HDC to announce that the City financed the construction or preservation of 29,521 affordable homes in calendar year 2020.

    These homes keep the City on track to meet its nation-leading goal to provide 300,000 affordable homes by 2026. Fifty-seven percent of affordable homes created in 2020 will serve families of three earning less than $52,000 per year.

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    It's officially Heat Season!

    The 2020-2021 “Heat Season” begins October 1st and continues through May 31st.

    All residential building owners are required to maintain indoor temperatures at 68 degrees when outdoor temperatures fall below 55 degrees during the day. Indoor temperatures must also be a minimum of 62 degrees overnight, regardless of outdoor temperatures.


    We've taken your feedback and designed a new version of NYC Housing Connect to make the affordable housing process easier, more accessible, and user-friendly.

    New features include: more affordable housing opportunities, customizable search, enhanced application process, streamlined selection process, and a user friendly design.

    Sign up for a new account today!

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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