FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEHPD Opens Housing Resource Library to Assist Community Partners
October 20, 2000
Press Contacts: Carol Abrams (212) 863-5176
Kim Brown (212) 863-8076
New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) Commissioner Jerilyn Perine today announced the opening of a Housing Resource Library to assist community-based organizations and contractors who participate in HPD programs. The library is part of the Office of Community Partnerships (OCP), and is designed to facilitate working with HPD.
"I am very excited about the Resource Library," said Commissioner Perine. "By sharing information within HPD and with the agency's community partners, OCP is opening the lines of communication and providing a valuable service."
The library contains information on all HPD programs, a variety of state and federal programs, and copies of Request for Proposals (RFPs) issued by the agency. Located at 100 Gold Street, 5th Floor, in Manhattan, the library is open to HPD personnel and HPD's community partners from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday and Wednesday through Friday, and Tuesday from noon until 4:30 p.m. Community-based organizations, contractors and HPD program participants interested in using the Housing Resource Library should call (212) 863-6634.
Organizations and individuals interested in working with HPD should call the agency's Public Information Line at (212) 863-8000 to request a copy of the Guide to the Programs and Services of HPD.
HPD is the nation's largest municipal housing preservation and development agency. A major responsibility of the agency is to encourage preservation of affordable housing through education, outreach, loan programs, and enforcement of housing quality standards.