Homeowners and Homebuyers


HPD works with real estate professionals and community sponsors to promote various Opportunities for prospective homebuyers including city-sponsored homeownership opportunities that are currently accepting applications and down payment assistance, and additional resources for homeowners including down payment assistance, homeowner repair loans, foreclosure prevention, and mortgage servicing.

Property Owner and Landlord Responsibilities

Learn about the Responsibilities of property owners and landlords in New York City, including requirements for property registration, maintenance, and asset management. Clear violations and orders and understand what penalties and fees might apply for violations, and enforcement programs. Keeping up to date on property tax payments is also important, as failure to do can lead to enforcement actions led by HPD. It is illegal for building owners to force tenants to leave their apartments or surrender their rights - see more on tenant harassment.


Learn about additional Resources for homeowners and homebuyers, including resource fairs, property owner clinics and management classes, and more.