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NYC Department of Housing Preservation & Development
Press Room


March 21, 2002

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


Eight-week Course Provides Training to Become Assistant Superintendents

In a continuing effort to educate residential building owners, property managers and residents on building preservation and maintenance, New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) Commissioner Jerilyn Perine today announced the 2002 class schedule for the agency's Housing Education Program (HEP). The comprehensive program offers interactive, hands-on instruction on a range of conservation, maintenance and improvement topics.

"The classes provide an excellent opportunity for property owners to learn how to maintain their buildings more cost-effectively," said Commissioner Perine. "I encourage all property owners to enroll in the classes themselves or send their superintendents."

The 2002 edition of the Housing Education Program includes 11 courses spread over several weeks, including specialized courses for building owners and youth. The courses are free, but students must pre-register by calling the Housing Education Program at (212) 863-8830 or completing the course application available on HPD's web site and mailing it to the address listed on the application. Interested parties can request a Course Guide by calling (212) 863-8830.

Among the nine courses currently being offered are:

  • Course 103: Building Maintenance for Youth
    This eight-week course is for youth ages 17-25 years old who want to receive training as an assistant superintendent. Students learn the essentials of building maintenance and repair, including plumbing, electrical, and heating systems, and general repairs. This course certifies individuals as assistant superintendents in accordance with NYC Housing Maintenance Code (Section 27-2055). The next session is March 25 through May 20. Classes are held Monday, Tuesday and Friday from 9:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 100 Gold Street, Manhattan. Call (212) 863-8830 for class location.

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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