COVID-19 Citywide Resources and HPD Service Updates


    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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    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!

graphic depicting heat season requirements


    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