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NYC Department of Housing Preservation & Development
Press Room

MEDIA ADVISORY FOR August 31st 2005
Press Release # 13-05
Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Contact for press only: Neill McG. Coleman (212) 863-8076 RSVPs to 311.


HPD'S OWNERS' NIGHT TO PROVIDE RESIDENTIAL OWNERS WITH FREE BUILDING MANAGEMENT ADVICE

Home owners and building owners from around Allerton, Morris Park, Pelham Parkway North and South, Pelham Bay, Throggs Neck, Country Club, Zerega and City Island are invited to attend an August 31st "Owners' Night" at Villa Barone Manor, 737 Throgs Neck Expressway, organized by the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD). The event will provide information on the availability of low-interest loans, building management and maintenance, owner-tenant relations, help with correcting housing violations and assistance with mortgages and refinancing. Attendees will watch a DVD entitled "Services for Residential Property Owners" that presents HPD's services and rehabilitation loan programs. A panel of experts from HPD will then answer questions. The event is co-sponsored by Council Member Madeline Provenzano.

HPD's Owner Services Program travels from borough to borough, educating residential property owners about the availability of low-interest loans, free educational classes on subjects such as lead paint, energy conservation and fair housing as well as free owner counseling. Launched in February 2001, Owner's Nights have drawn more than 7,000 property owners to events across New York City.

WHAT: New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development Owners' Night

WHEN: Wednesday, August 31st, 2005, from 6:30pm-8:00pm

WHERE: Villa Barone Manor, 737 Throgs Neck Expressway, Bronx, NY, 10465
Bus: BX 40 via Tremont Ave. to Randall Ave. Walk 4 blocks east to Throgs Neck Expressway

SEATING IS LIMITED: PLEASE RSVP BY CALLING 311 BEFORE AUGUST 27

For information on upcoming Owners' Nights and other resources HPD makes available to building owners call 311 or log on to www.nyc.gov/hpd

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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