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NYC Department of Housing Preservation & Development
Press Room


February 10, 2002

Press Contact:
Carol Abrams (HPD) (212) 863-5176


Seeking Development Teams to Build Affordable Housing and Revitalize Neighborhoods

New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) Commissioner Jerilyn Perine today issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the development of affordable homeownership and rental housing and mixed-use sites through HPD's Cornerstone Program. The fourteen sites offered through the RFP are located in Harlem, Downtown Brooklyn, and the Bronx.

"These developments will contribute to the continued revitalization of our neighborhoods," said Commissioner Perine, "providing both affordable housing and commercial services for local residents. Investing in our neighborhoods is essential to this administration's housing agenda. Mayor Bloomberg's plan, known as The New Housing Marketplace: Creating Housing for the Next Generation, will invest $3 billion over the next five years to create and preserve more than 65,000 homes and apartments in New York City's neighborhoods."

Through HPD's Cornerstone Program, a new construction housing initiative, approximately 3,000 new middle-income and market-rate housing units will be built on vacant City-owned land. In addition to homeownership and rental housing, many Cornerstone projects will include new commercial and retail space.

The RFP is currently available on HPD's website or may be obtained via mail or in person from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at HPD's offices at 100 Gold Street, Room 9-P9, New York, NY 10038. Respondents who choose to download the RFP must register with Alison Wong at the telephone number listed below to receive any updates or additional communications regarding the RFP. A $75.00 non-refundable fee in the form of a certified check or money order payable to the New York City Department of Finance must be presented to receive a hard copy of the RFP.

A pre-submission conference will be held at HPD, 100 Gold Street, Room 1R, Manhattan, NY on Thursday, March 6, 2003 at 10a.m. Interested organizations are strongly encouraged to attend the conference. All proposals are due by 4 p.m. on Friday, May 2, 2003.

All communications regarding the RFP should be directed to:

Alison Wong
Senior Project Manager
HPD Office of Development
100 Gold Street, Room 9-P9
New York, NY 10038
Telephone: (212) 863-7499
Fax: (212) 863-8055

HPD reserves the right to negotiate with any number of developers, 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 has selected development teams for eighteen development sites in northern Manhattan through Rounds I and II of the Cornerstone Program.

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 1987, the agency has completed the construction or rehabilitation of nearly 204,000 units of affordable housing. To request a Homeownership Kit, call HPD's Information Line at (212) 863-8000. For more information about affordable rental housing, call HPD's Affordable Housing Hotline at (212) 863-5610 or log on to

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