Read the final plan at nyc.gov/wherewelive
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    NYC just released the Where We Live NYC Plan fair housing plan!

    Read our blueprint for breaking down barriers to opportunity, and building more integrated & equitable neighborhoods over the next 5 years.

    Ultimately, the goal of #WhereWeLiveNYC is to give New Yorkers REAL choice in where they live, and ensure ALL communities have the resources they need to thrive.

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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.

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    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!

COVID-19 Citywide Resources and HPD Service Updates

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    The City offers many resources to help New Yorkers especially as the COVID-19 crisis continues to evolve.

    Learn about how to get help now, find housing resources, and access HPD services during this time. You can also download a flyer listing free resources for all New Yorkers.

    This page will be updated regularly.

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    Residential building owners, you must register with HPD annually if your property is a multiple dwelling (3+ residential units) or a private dwelling (1-2 residential units) where neither the owner nor the owner’s immediate family resides.

    Register your property now!

    The 2020-2021 Registration period has been extended to November 1.

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COVID-19 Updates: Learn about how to get help now, find housing resources, and access HPD services.


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