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NYC Department of Housing Preservation & Development

Environmental Review

HPD’s Division of Environmental Policy & Implementation within the Office of Development, conducts environmental reviews in conformance with federal, state and city regulations.  Environmental reviews may generally be performed for projects which require federal, state or city discretionary actions, including construction funding, disposition approval, or approval of zoning changes.

Federal Environmental  Review 

Under CFR Part 58, HPD assumes the responsibilities for environmental review, decision-making and action that would otherwise apply to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).  Accordingly, HPD is required to conduct environmental reviews under the laws and rules which apply to HUD programs and policies, including the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and related Federal Laws, Executive Orders and regulations, such as Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act. For more information on HPD's Section 106 reviews, click here. For more information on the environmental laws and rules which may apply to HUD programs and policies, please visit HUD’s website at

Environmental reviews are generally conducted for funding and acquisition under a range of different HUD programs. The most common programs for which HPD performs environmental reviews are HUD’s HOME Investment Partnership Program (HOME) and the Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP).

 HOME Investment Partnership Program (HOME)

The HOME Investment Partnerships Act (The HOME Act, Title II of the Cranston-Gonzalez National Affordable Housing Act) was signed into law on November 28, 1990, and created the HOME Investment Partnership Program to expand the supply of decent, affordable housing for low and very low-income families. Since enactment, the original statute has been amended three times and a final rule was issued on September 16, 1996.

In general, HPD utilizes federal HOME funds to finance the construction of new and rehabilitation of existing housing including vacant and occupied single room occupancy buildings (SRO), small homes (buildings with fewer than 12 units) and multi-family buildings. Additional Information regarding the HOME Program is contained in  New York City’s Consolidated Plan, which can be found at

2010 HOME Programmatic Review (HUD EA)

2011 HOME Programmatic Review (HUD EA) 

2012 HOME Programmatic Review (HUD EA)

 2013 HOME Programmatic Review (HUD EA)

Findings of No Significant Impact on the Environment (FONSIs) for New Construction Projects:

May 11, 2011

May 20, 2011  

May 25, 2011

May 31, 2011

June 2, 2011

September 1, 2011

November 17, 2011

November 28, 2011

December 2, 2011

January 4, 2012

March 5, 2012

March 23, 2012

April 11, 2012

April 17, 2012

May 3, 2012

May 24, 2012

June 1, 2012

September 27, 2012

November 30, 2012

December 4, 2012

May 21, 2013

May 29, 2013

June 04, 2013

June 05, 2013

June 07, 2013

June 26, 2013

August 30, 2013

November 14, 2013

November 20, 2013

November 22, 2013

April 29, 2014

May 09, 2014

May 21, 2014

May 30, 2014  

May 30, 2014

August 13, 2014

August 27, 2014 

November 12, 2014  

December 23, 2014

January 14, 2015

  Neighborhood Stabilization Program 2 (NSP2)

In 2009, the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced the availability of NSP2 funds, authorized by the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA). Under NSP2, HUD provides grants to States and localities for the acquisition and redevelopment of foreclosed and abandoned properties for residential use. The grants are intended to prevent further declines in the neighborhoods most severely impacted by foreclosures. NSP2 funds were made available through a competitive process and awarded to grantees selected on the basis of foreclosure needs in their selected target areas, program design and compliance with NSP2 rules. On January 14, 2010, HPD was awarded $20,059,466 to be spent in program areas including the uses described in this NOFA, as well as mixed-used housing assistance, and stalled and vacant site development in the NSP2 target geography.

2010 Lead Hazard Reduction Demonstration Grant Program

In 2010, the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced the availability of Lead Hazard Reduction Demonstration Grant Program (LHRD) funds, authorized by authorized by Section 1011 of the Residential Lead-Based Paint Hazard Reduction Act of 1992 (Title X of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1992, Public Law 102-550). Under LHRD, HUD provides grants to assist states, Native American Tribes, cities, counties/parishes, or other units of local government in undertaking comprehensive programs to identify and control lead-based paint hazards in eligible privately owned rental or owner-occupied housing. The LHRD is targeted for urban jurisdictions with the greatest lead-based paint hazard control needs.

New York City was awarded $4,500,000 of federal funds to assist the City’s on-going commitment to eliminating lead hazards and childhood lead poisoning.  The 2010 LHRD offers grant funding to building owners for lead treatment through NYC’s Primary Prevention Program, a joint initiative between the Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) and the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH). The main objective of this proposal is to reduce lead-based paint hazards in 300 units, located in three of the most at-risk neighborhoods in the boroughs of Brooklyn, the Bronx and Queens, and housed in buildings pre-1940.  

NYCHA Section 18 Disposition Projects

 HPD serves as the Responsible Entity (RE) for the New York City Housing Authority’s (NYCHA) federal environmental review requirements (24 CFR Part 58) for the disposition of public housing property under Section 18 of the Housing Act of 1937.  Notices and other documentation pertaining to these projects that require online availability can be found below.The EISs for the following projects may be accessed below:

Record of Decision for the Halletts Point Rezoning Project – December 2013 (pdf)


West 44th Street and Eleventh Avenue Rezoning EIS
Broadway Triangle EIS 
Gateway Estates II EIS 
Melrose Commons Urban Renewal Amendments EIS

The draft scoping document for the following project may be accessed below: 

Gowanus Green Draft Scoping Document 

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