State and Federal Housing Programs
HPD encourages not-for-profit and for-profit
developers to apply for financing through State and federal housing programs, in
addition to the affordable housing programs that we offer. Like HPD, State and
federal housing agencies issue Requests for Proposals, which generally require
the developers to submit proposals for particular sites. Developers who are
interested in developing specific City-owned properties should contact the
Division of Planning at one of the telephone numbers listed below.
Upon request, the Division of Planning will consider issuing contingent site
authorization letters for developers who meet the application requirements of
the State and federal funding agencies. Such letters do not obligate HPD to
provide discretionary approvals for design review, environmental review or
supplementary City funding, nor do they provide any assurance of land use
approval by the City Planning Commission or the City Council. Should an
applicant fail to secure funding from the State or federal government, a site
authorization letter will no longer be valid.
We have often issued site authorization letters to facilitate proposals to
the New York State Division of Housing and Community Renewal (DHCR) and the U.S.
Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), among other agencies. As
these agencies provide discretionary funding on an annual basis, State and
federal housing programs are a crucial component of the New Housing Marketplace
Developers should refer to www.dhcr.state.ny.us