Through analysis, research, and the proposal of new housing legislative changes, the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs provides the resources from which the agency's program initiatives are developed.
The Office of Intergovernmental Affairs is made up of the following divisions and unit:
Division of Intergovernmental Affairs-The Division of Intergovernmental Relations is responsible for formulating and securing necessary legislative changes in both the New York City Council and the New York State Legislature in order to complete critical components of the agency's mission. It acts as the agency's direct liaison to elected representatives and other governmental officials. The division directs the agency's land use process through the City Council and represents the agency at State and City Council hearings.
Division of Policy and Program Analysis-The Division of Policy and Program Analysis is the agency's liaison with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and evaluates the agency's programs and policies to insure compliance with Federal statutes and regulations. In addition, the division coordinates a variety of the agency's central data collection and distribution functions and serves as a resource to the Commissioner and to the housing community of New York by analyzing new housing initiatives around the country and researching specific housing concerns.
Community Services Unit - The Community Services Unit is responsible for the negotiation and resolution of community conflicts, representation of the Commissioner at community meetings and liaison with the Mayor's Community Assistance Unit and other City agencies. The unit serves as a primary communications and administrative link between HPD and all the neighborhoods and communities of the City.