In addition to its programs to dispose of the current inventory of in remproperties, HPD has developed a comprehensive initiative to address the City's at-risk housing stock. The Office of Preservation Services integrates several preservation strategies to accomplish this goal and restore these buildings to viable status. These strategies include assessment of physical and financial needs of distressed properties, outreach to building owners to encourage code and tax compliance, expanded education and support services for owners, referral to a variety of loan programs to facilitate owner investment in their properties, targeted code enforcement and litigation activities, and targeted in remactions that result in conveyance of properties directly to qualified third parties.
There are three paths to help owners preserve and maintain their properties: education, investment, and enforcement. Our goal is to empower responsible ownership by providing an array of tools to aid owners working in good faith, and to intervene aggressively where owners are unwilling to accept help.
- Loan Programs
- Neighborhood Housing Services (NHS): Not-for-Profit housing organization that partners with community residents, financial institutions and government to offer direct low-interest home improvement loans to owners of one- to four-family homes in selected neighborhoods.
Video on Services for Residential Property Owners
HPD produced a video titled "Services for Residential Property Owners" that presents HPD's services for property owners and HPD's loan programs. To watch the video in English, click here. To watch the video in Spanish, click here. There may be transmission delays on some computer systems.