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    Apartment building built before 1960 could have lead paint.

    Property owners: Find out how you can get ahead of lead, learn about your responsibilities, and apply for grants and other resources that can help abate lead paint hazards in your rental properties by visiting nyc.gov/leadfree.

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    HPD is moving forward with three proposals to create or preserve approximately 300 affordable housing opportunities in energy-efficient buildings designed to maximize resident experience in affordable shared housing.

    The ShareNYC initiative explores innovative, affordable, and high-quality co-living spaces to better address unmet housing needs. 

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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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    Two years ago we released The Brownsville Plan – a community-driven planning process to identify neighborhood priorities, set goals, and agree upon strategies to achieve them. 

    We're excited to share the Second Annual Progress Report, which details all the progress that has been made in the last year in achieving that mission.  
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    HPD and HDC announced changes to HPD’s affordable housing lottery process to make it easier to qualify.

    New Yorkers applying for affordable apartments now have the choice to avoid credit checks by providing 12 months of positive rental history and have more flexibility in choosing apartment size.

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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