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NYC Department of Housing Preservation & Development
Press Room

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

June 9, 2000

Press Contacts: Carol Abrams (212) 863-5176
Kim Brown (212) 863-8076

HPD Issues Request for Proposals for Neighborhood Preservation Consultant Program

New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) Commissioner Richard T. Roberts issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the Neighborhood Preservation Consultant Program (NPCP). The Program is open to qualified, locally-based organizations which will work with HPD to provide early intervention and anti-abandonment services to privately-owned buildings throughout New York City. The consultants will assist HPD in identifying, developing and recommending strategies for at-risk properties.

The NPCP is a component of HPD's agency-wide Pathways to Responsible Ownership initiative known as PRO Housing. As part of the initiative, HPD works with owners to stabilize their property through education, investment and enforcement strategies.

"The Neighborhood Preservation Consultant Program is another way HPD works with established community organizations to insure the stability of New York City neighborhoods and provide an important local focus to HPD's PRO Housing programs," said Commissioner Roberts.

Interested organizations can obtain a copy of the RFP by visiting HPD's offices at 100 Gold Street, Room 6E-1, in Manhattan, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The RFP contains a detailed description of the eligibility requirements and the required services. All proposals must be hand delivered to HPD at 100 Gold Street no later than 5 p.m. on Monday, June 26, 2000. Proposals submitted beforeJune 26 must be delivered to Room 6E-1. Proposals submitted onJune 26 must be delivered to the HPD/NPCP representative in the lobby of 100 Gold Street.

All communications and inquiries regarding the RFP must be directed to:

Elizabeth Mercado
Anti-Abandonment Program
100 Gold Street, Room 6E-1
New York, NY 10038
Telephone: (212) 863-7074
Fax: (212) 863-8630
TTY: (212) 8637934

People with disabilities requiring special accommodations to pick up the RFP should contact Elizabeth Mercado so that the necessary arrangements can be made.

HPD reserves the right to negotiate with any number of respondents, accept or reject any or all submissions received as a result of this RFP, or postpone or cancel this RFP in part or in its entirety.

HPD is the nation's largest municipal housing preservation and development agency. A major responsibility of the agency is to encourage the preservation of affordable housing through education, outreach, loan programs and enforcement of housing quality standards.




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