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NYC Department of Housing Preservation & Development
Press Room

MEDIA ADVISORY FOR October 4th 2005
Press Release # 18-05
Thursday, September 29, 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 Flushing are invited to attend an October 4th "Owners' Night" at the Queens Public Library, Flushing Branch, 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 John C. Liu.

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: Tuesday, October 4th, 2005. 6:30 - 8:00PM

WHERE: Queens Public Library Flushing Branch, Lower Level Auditorium
41-17 Main St., Flushing, NY 11355
Subway: 7 To Flushing Main St BUS: Q12, Q17, Q20, Q25, Q26, Q27, Q32X, Q34, Q44.

SEATING IS LIMITED: PLEASE RSVP BY CALLING 311 BEFORE OCTOBER 2ND

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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