Don't Wait Get Ahead of Lead poster and Prevent Window Falls poster
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    Property owners, Annual notices for child lead poisoning and window fall prevention must be distributed by mid-January. Based on responses to those notices, you may have additional responsibilities, such as hiring contractors to address conditions. 

    Annual inspections for mold and pests and annual notices about stove knob covers are also required. Learn more on our Housing Quality / Safety page.

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    The Where We Live NYC Draft Plan is out!

    It's the culmination of a two-year inclusive and comprehensive process to identify goals, strategies, and actions that the City of New York will undertake to advance fair housing over the next five years.

    Read the plan!

Photo of The Heritage, Mitchell-Lama development
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    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!

City officials and partners cutting rainbow ribbon for Stonewall House
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    City officials celebrated the opening of Stonewall House, New York City's first LGBT-friendly affordable elder housing.

    This Fort Greene development is part of Next Generation NYCHA's 100 Percent Affordable Housing Program. It includes 145 units of affordable housing and a senior center operated by SAGE.

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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