New York City Agency
Sites Pertaining to New York
New York State
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
New York City Department of Environmental
Protection (DEP): For information on noise and noise complaints.
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.
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
Office of Film, Television and Broadcasting.
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
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
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
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
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
New York Household Preparedness Guide: In this guide, the New York City
Office of Emergency Management outlines steps to prepare yourself for all types
New York State Sites
Official Site of the State of
New York State Division of Housing and
Community Renewal: For information on rent control and rent
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
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.
Housing and Urban Development: The federal
USA.gov: The U.S. government's official Web