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NYC Department of Housing Preservation & Development
Press Room


May 7, 2001

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

New York City's Housing Agency Unveils Redesigned Web Pages

More Visuals, Updated Look, Improved Navigation Features Among the Highlights of

New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development Commissioner Jerilyn Perine today announced the launch of the agency's redesigned web pages located at The revamped web pages have an updated look, a user-friendly format to improve navigation, a search engine, and more visuals highlighting the agency's development and preservation efforts in neighborhoods throughout the City.

"The redesigned web pages offer a thorough overview of the agency and the programs and services available to tenants, homeowners, building owners, developers and contractors," said Commissioner Perine.

The site is organized under seven main headings, which puts housing information just a click away.

About HPD:The answers to the Frequently Asked Questions highlight the role HPD plays in improving the quality, availability and affordability of housing in New York City. This page also features a description of services; an agency organization chart; and job opportunities. Former HPD employees can also join HPD's Alumni Association from this page.

Assistance:Tenants, building owners, developers and vendors can access information on our complaint hotline, tenant support services, owner services, tax incentives, loan programs, business opportunities, and more.

Housing for Rent/Sale:The most-visited pages on HPD's website, this is where renters and prospective homebuyers can find information on affordable apartment listings, apartment purchase programs, and homeownership programs.

Neighborhood Redevelopment:HPD's nationally-recognized accomplishments in rebuilding communities building by building, block-by-block are captured in a Photo Gallery of "Before and After" photos. The Photo Gallery also features a virtual walking tour of Harlem. This page includes information on large-scale developments that foster residential and mixed-use development of City-owned land; vacant land development; crime prevention initiatives and urban renewal.

Forms and Publications:Whether you're a new homeowner who wants to register for HPD's Housing Education Program, a building owner interested in applying for a home improvement loan, or a developer looking for the most recent Request for Proposals, you can find the forms and publications here.

Research Data:Students, housing industry professionals, and anyone else doing research on housing in New York City can learn about important dates in the agency's history, access the latest "Housing and Vacancy Survey," read a policy paper on one of the agency's award-winning programs, or follow the links to other housing-related sites.

What's New:This page features press releases, recent updates to the website, and a listing of HPD current events.

HPD's mission is to promote quality housing and viable neighborhoods for New Yorkers. The department is the nation's largest municipal housing development agency. Since Fiscal Year 1994, the agency has completed the construction or rehabilitation of 68,250 units of affordable housing. For more information about HPD, call (212) 863-8000 or log on to

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