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New York City Agency Sites
Sites Pertaining to New York City
New York State Sites
Federal Sites


New York City Agency Sites

 New York City Department of Buildings (DOB): For information on building plans, Certificates of Occupancy, and elevators.

New York City Department of City Planning (DCP): For information about rezonings in areas throughout the city.

New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP): For information on noise and noise complaints.

NewYork City Department of Finance (DOF): For property records.

New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA): NYCHA provides affordable housing for low- and moderate-income residents throughout the five boroughs. NYCHA also administers a citywide Section 8 Leased Housing Program.

New York City Housing Development Corporation (HDC): A public benefit corporation dedicated to the financing of affordable housing.

New York City Rent Guidelines Board: Offers a variety of housing resources and research.

Mayor's Office of Film, Television and Broadcasting. HPD only offers vacant properties for filming. All reasonable requests by companies and individuals with valid permits from the Mayor's Office of Film, Television and Broadcasting are facilitated without any expense to the production. Prior to granting any scouting requests, HPD requests that the scout transmit a copy of their scouting/film permit as well as a letter describing the project with relevant dates and requesting a scouting appointment to Juan Rosario, HPD Film Liaison, 100 Gold Street, Office 6-T, New York, NY 10038. As long as there are no impediments for using the location, HPD will coordinate a scouting appointment and send a letter detailing the arrangements to the necessary parties. Under no circumstances is permission given without a copy of the applicable permit from the Mayor's Office of Film, Television and Broadcasting.

Uniting for Solutions Beyond Shelter is New York City's action plan that brings together the business, nonprofit, and public sector communities to address the challenging issue of homelessness at its core.

New York City Economic Development Corporation (EDC): Offers a variety of business assistance resources from financing programs to real estate opportunities.


Sites Pertaining to New York City

Community Preservation Corporation: CPC is a private mortgage lender specializing in financing low-, moderate- and middle-income housing throughout New York and New Jersey.

Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy: An academic research center in the New York University School of Law devoted to the public policy aspects of real estate, land use and housing development.

Housing Partnership Development Corporation: The Housing Partnership is a leading intermediary for the development of new, affordable homeownership housing on publicly-owned and privately-owned sites.

LawHelp.org/NY: A site to help low-income New Yorkers solve legal problems.

Lower Manhattan Development Corporation (LMDC): The Lower Manhattan Development Corporation was created in the aftermath of September 11, 2001 by Governor Pataki and then-Mayor Giuliani to help plan and coordinate the rebuilding and revitalization of Lower Manhattan, defined as everything south of Houston Street.

Lower Manhattan Public Information Campaign provides people who live in, work in and visit Lower Manhattan with essential news and information about the area and its recovery. It is led by the City of New York in partnership with the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation, New York State, and the Federal Government in conjunction with partner agencies and organizations at the local, state, and federal level.

Neighborhood Housing Services of New York City: Neighborhood Housing Services (NHS) is a not-for-profit housing organization that partners with community residents, financial institutions and government to increase and protect investment in underserved low-and moderate-income neighborhoods.

New York City Census FactFinder provides quick and easy access to New York City population information from the 2000 U.S. Census. Profiles are presented for community districts, individual census tracts and user-defined groups of census tracts.

New York City Housing and Neighborhood Information System (NYCHANIS): NYCHANIS provides local housing organizations, community development groups, and the general public, with the data they need to monitor neighborhood conditions, plan programs that will improve their housing and neighborhoods, and secure funding for these programs. With NYCHANIS, data is easily accessible to users through a searchable, web-based database. Up-to-date data includes demographic and housing conditions ranging from housing stock and housing affordability to mortgage originations and foreclosures in New York City's neighborhoods.

The New York State Association for Affordable Housing: Lobbies to increase housing programs and subsidies in New York State and brings together housing professionals from all fields in order to facilitate an increase in the number of new housing units in the State.

Ready New York Household Preparedness Guide: In this guide, the New York City Office of Emergency Management outlines steps to prepare yourself for all types of emergencies.


New York State Sites

Official Site of the State of New York

New York State Division of Housing and Community Renewal: For information on rent control and rent stabilization.

New York State Energy Research and Development Authority: NYSERDA offers funding opportunities to demonstrate innovative energy-saving technologies in residential buildings.

New York State Housing Finance Agency/Mortgage Agency: Whether you are a New York family looking to purchase your first home, a municipality looking for information on how to apply for construction, acquisition and/or renovation grants, or a developer looking for financing of affordable housing, this Web site has something for everyone.

New York State Unified Court System: A tenant can bring a case against a building owner in Housing Court to get an order to correct conditions. This case is called an HP Action. HP actions are lawsuits brought by tenants or groups of tenants against building owners to force them to make repairs and provide essential services, like heat and hot water. The Web site of the New York State Unified Court System provides information about HP actions.


Federal Sites

Housing and Urban Development: The federal housing agency.

USA.gov: The U.S. government's official Web portal.



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