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NYC Department of Housing Preservation & Development
Press Room


April 29, 2002

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

New York City's Housing Agency Unveils Uniforms for Code Enforcement Inspectors

Inspectors, Supervising Inspectors, Apprentices to Don Uniforms

In an effort to increase public confidence and create uniformity among the ranks, New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development Commissioner Jerilyn Perine today announced that uniforms would be issued to all of HPD's Code Enforcement Inspectors, Supervising Inspectors and Apprentices. The inspectors and apprentices are responsible for inspecting privately-owned buildings throughout Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens and Staten Island to ensure compliance with the city's Housing Maintenance Code.

"Our Inspectors and Apprentices perform an important service for the agency and the public," said Commissioner Perine. "In many cases, they are the only contact tenants in privately-owned buildings have with the agency. These uniforms will give tenants added peace of mind when they open their doors to allow the inspectors inside their homes."

Uniforms for Inspectors and Apprentices include black trousers with stitched front and back creases, short and long sleeve gray shirts with shoulder epaulets and military creases, gray neckties, a black gamison belt, and a black baseball cap with "HPD Code Enforcement" embroidered in gold letters. Supervising Inspectors will wear white shirts as part of their uniforms. Black windbreakers and bomber jackets are available for cooler weather.

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. For more information about HPD, call (212) 863-8000 or log on to

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