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Public Outreach and Education Courses

Public Outreach and Education

Informs NYC owners of residential buildings and tenants about laws,services, projects and housing maintenance tips to improve your home and community through digital and non-digital offerings.    

Upcoming  Owners Forum

  • Owners night in partnership with NHS of the North Bronx and 
    Senator Ruth Hassel-Thompson
    Council Member Ritchie Torres
    Council Member Andy King
    Wednesday, January 28th 2015 6:30-8p  (CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER)

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Digital Online Content



For robust housing education, take a free online e-course such as Identificar, prevenir y eliminar una infestación de chinches,   First Time Property Buyers or Bed Bugs Management. E-courses are available at any time and we’ll save your place. 

Whether you’re at home or on-the-go, you can learn housing tips from our free podcasts; these include Housing Lottery Part 1 and Housing Code Violations

Now we offer a Residential Building Security video series! Subjects include How to Secure Vacant Buildings, Working with Law Enforcement, and Improving Safety for Tenants.  Watch them online or download them onto your portable player.

For a complete list of our digital and online offerings, view the library.  

Instructor-led Classes & Events

Public Outreach and Education (POE) offers free in-person courses for owners, tenants and property managers.

Introduction to Local Law 1 (the City’s lead law), 2 sessions
Introduction to Property Management, 5 sessions
Bed Bug Infestation and Management, 1 session
Integrated Pest management, 1 session

To see class dates and register, click here.

POE also hosts evening events for tenants and owners. To learn more about them, visit the Upcoming Events page.

E-mail Update Subscription Center

If you would like to receive e-mails from the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development with information about housing education classes, details about upcoming Owners' Nights and more, visit the NYC HPD E-mail Update Subscription Center.

Contact us: If you would like to ask any question about any of POE's offerings, please call (212) 863-8830 or e-mail:

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