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Thursday, December 15, 2005
DOI ARRESTS TWO INDIVIDUALS IN SCAMS AGAINST HPD
ROSE GILL HEARN, Commissioner of the New York City Department of Investigation (DOI), announced today the arrest of a Law Department Employee and a Bronx real estate broker in two separate cases involving schemes to either falsify documents to be submitted to the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) or to steal monies for housing subsidies from HPD.




Monday, December 12, 2005
CITY EXPANDS DOWN PAYMENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
The New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) today announced an expansion in the HomeFirst Down Payment Assistance Program, which provides the greater of 6% of the purchase price or $10,000 toward down payment and closing costs to low- and moderate-income first-time homebuyers for purchase of a new home.
PRESS RELEASE # 31-05




Thursday, December 8, 2005
HPD'S OWNERS' NIGHT TO PROVIDE RESIDENTIAL OWNERS WITH FREE BUILDING MANAGEMENT ADVICE
Home owners and building owners from Bathgate, Belmont, Crotona, Fordham, East Tremont, West Farms are invited to attend a December 20th "Owners' Night" at the Rev. Casella Plaza Community Room, 961 East 180 Street.
PRESS RELEASE # 30-05




Tuesday, November 22, 2005
MAYOR BLOOMBERG AND HUD SECRETARY JACKSON ANNOUNCE AGREEMENT TO RESTORE VACANT PROPERTIES
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Alphonso Jackson announced today an agreement to restore up to 360 one-to-three-family homes in New York City and resell them as affordable housing for approximately 650 families.




Thursday, November 17, 2005
CITY OFFICIALS UNVEIL LATEST STRATEGIES TO HELP NYC-BASED KATRINA EVACUEES LEAVE HOTELS FOR PERMANENT HOUSING
Department of Homeless Services (DHS) Commissioner Linda Gibbs, Office of Emergency Management (OEM) Commissioner Joseph Bruno, and Housing and Preservation Development (HPD) Commissioner Shaun Donovan today unveiled the second phase of the City's efforts to assist New York City-based Hurricane Katrina evacuees in the wake of the decision by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to stop paying for hotels as of December 1, 2005.




Monday, November 14, 2005
TOP TIPS FOR SAVING ENERGY THIS WINTER
The New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) enforces the law that requires residential building owners to provide tenants with hot water year-round and 24-hour heat when the outdoor temperature warrants it.
PRESS RELEASE # 25-05




Monday, November 7, 2005
MAYOR BLOOMBERG AND GOVERNOR PATAKI ANNOUNCE HISTORIC PACT TO CREATE 9,000 SUPPORTIVE HOUSING UNITS FOR CHRONICALLY HOMELESS INDIVIDUALS AND FAMILIES
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and Governor George E. Pataki announced today the New York/New York III agreement, a $1 billion pact to finance and develop 9,000 new units of supportive housing in New York City. Supportive housing is subsidized permanent housing with social services.




Friday, November 4, 2005
HPD'S OWNERS' NIGHT TO PROVIDE RESIDENTIAL OWNERS WITH FREE BUILDING MANAGEMENT ADVICE
Home owners and building owners from the North Shore of Staten Island are invited to attend a November 17th "Owners' Night" at the Central Jury Room, 126 Stuyvesant Place, organized by the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD).
PRESS RELEASE # 24-05




Wednesday, October 26, 2005
FAIR HOUSING SYMPOSIUM HELPS IMMIGRANTS NAVIGATE
On October 20th Housing Commissioner Shaun Donovan welcomed over one hundred participants to a free Fair Housing Symposium sponsored by the Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) and held at Medger Evers College in Brooklyn. The Fair Housing Symposium was organized to assist community service providers working with the newest New Yorkers to effectively fight discrimination in housing.
PRESS RELEASE # 23-05




Wednesday, October 19, 2005
DOI ANNOUNCES RESULTS OF MULTI-AGENCY INSPECTION TASKFORCE OF 27 BUILDINGS
ROSE GILL HEARN, Commissioner of the New York City Department of Investigation (DOI), announced today an investigation that prompted a multi-agency inspection of 167 apartments in 27 Brooklyn apartment buildings owned and/or operated by Abdur Rahman Farrakhan, president of the Oceanhill Brownsville Tenants Association, (OBTA), a Brooklyn-based not-for-profit organization.



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