Neighborhood Planning

Neighborhood Planning

  • About Neighborhood PlanningExplore how the agency engages with the community to plan for the preservation and development of affordable housing in a manner that fosters more equitable, diverse, and livable neighborhoods.
  • Predevelopment Planning for City-Owned Sites


  • *RFPs / RFQs / RFEIs*Learn about agency Requests for Proposals to develop affordable housing on City-owned sites.
  • Jerome-AnthonyLearn about the pre-development of affordable housing for two sites in the southwest Bronx. 
  • M/WBE RFP Round 2: 516 Bergen Street and 542 Dean StreetLearn about the pre-development of affordable housing for two sites in Brooklyn.
  • Stapleton Site ALearn about the pre-development of affordable housing at the New Stapleton Waterfront on Staten Island.
  • Neighborhood Focus Areas


  • Bay Street Corridor, Staten IslandThe Draft Bay Street Corridor Housing Plan summarizes the goals, strategies, and actions that the City proposes to undertake in response to a range of needs and priorities identified by North Shore residents.
  • Bedford-Stuyvesant, BrooklynThe Bed-Stuy Housing Initiative will coordinate housing-related agencies working in Bed-Stuy, to ensure that HPD programs and capital investments are working towards common objectives for the neighborhood, and that any housing developed on public land responds to local needs.
  • Brownsville, BrooklynThe Brownsville Plan is the result of a community-driven process to identify neighborhood goals, form strategies to address local needs, and find resources to fill gaps in service, resulting in the creation of over 2,500 new affordable homes.
  • East Harlem, ManhattanThe East Harlem Housing Plan summarizes the goals, strategies, and actions that the City proposes to undertake in response to a range of needs and priorities in the neighborhood, including those articulated by residents and stakeholders in the East Harlem Neighborhood Plan.
  • East New York, BrooklynThe East New York Neighborhood Plan, released in 2016, features initiatives led by numerous City agencies to promote affordable housing development, encourage economic development, create pedestrian-friendly streets and invest in community resources to support the long-term growth and sustainability of East New York, Cypress Hills, and Ocean Hill.
  • Edgemere, QueensEdgemere's severe damage from Hurricane Sandy, coupled with the City's ownership of a significant amount of vacant land, created an opportunity to pair the City's recovery efforts with a long term vision for a higher quality of life for residents in the Resilient Edgemere Community Plan.
  • Gowanus, BrooklynThe Gowanus Framework, released in June 2018, summarizes the goals, strategies, recommendations, and land use changes surfaced from the study thus far, reflecting two years of engagement with community residents, stakeholders, and other City agencies.
  • Inwood, ManhattanThe Inwood Housing Plan memorializes a set of strategies and actions that the City will take in response to the housing needs of residents and stakeholders in the Inwood community.
  • Jerome Avenue, BronxThe Jerome Avenue Draft Neighborhood Plan is a comprehensive overview of plan elements related to housing, economic and workforce development, land use and zoning, open space and access, and community resources.
  • Southern Boulevard, BronxHPD has partnered with NYC Department of City Planning to create a neighborhood plan for the Southern Boulevard corridor and its surrounding neighborhoods.
  • Citywide Planning


  • MIH and ZQAMandatory Inclusionary Housing (MIH) and Zoning for Quality and Affordability (ZQA) are two of the many initiatives that make up the Housing New York plan.
  • Urban RenewalFind information on the law, a research guide, urban renewal plans, and an illustrative map.
  • Where We Live NYCLearn about the City's collaborative planning process to better understand how challenges like segregation and discrmination impact New Yorker's everyday lives.
  • Zombie Homes InitiativeLearn about the agency's survey of zombie homes, collected data, new designs, and outreach to homeowners at risk of foreclosure.