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NYC Department of Housing Preservation & Development
Press Room

Press Release # 01-05
Monday, February 7, 2005

Press contact: Carol Abrams (212) 863-5176

NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development Hosts First Housing Education Expo

Community Groups can get assistance with housing maintenance and compliance with local housing laws

The New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) will host its first Annual Spring Housing Education Expo on Friday, February 18 at 100 Gold Street in Lower Manhattan.

The available resources include:

  • Courses on housing management and maintenance issues.
  • Workshops given on environmental health, water and energy conservation, as well as childhood health issues and fire safety.
  • An Assistant Superintendent Course for youth aged 17-25.
  • Seminars on new and existing local laws: Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Act and the Carbon Monoxide Law.
  • Access to EPA and HUD certified lead courses required for the performance of lead remediation and abatement work for maintenance personnel, contractors and renovators at reduced costs.

Who should attend: community based organizations, residential building owners and contractors. The expo is free and will be held on Friday, February 18, 2005 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at HPD's headquarters, 100 Gold Street, Room 1R, Manhattan. RSVP by calling (212) 863-8830 or (212) 863-8029.

HPD's Housing Education Services is hosting the expo in partnership with the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and the Fire Department.

For complete descriptions of the courses offered by Housing Education Services, visit HPD's website at or call 311 and request a Housing Education Program brochure.

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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