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Tuesday, October 18, 2005
HOUSING COMMISSIONER DETAILS PROGRESS ON MAYOR'S HOUSING PLAN
Housing Commissioner Shaun Donovan today released a Progress Report on the first two years of Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg's $3 billion New Housing Marketplace plan to fund the creation and preservation of more than 68,000 homes and apartments over five years. The Progress Report shows that at the end of the second year of the plan, 28,550 units have been completed or funded.
PRESS RELEASE # 22-05




Tuesday, October 18, 2005
MAYOR BLOOMBERG ANNOUNCES INNOVATIVE INITIATIVE TO COMBAT PREDATORY LENDING AND PREVENT MORTGAGE FORECLOSURES
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) Commissioner Shaun Donovan today launched a new $1.35 million initiative to combat predatory lending, one of the most daunting challenges facing elderly home homeowners, first-time home buyers, fixed-income homeowners, and minority and immigrant homeowners.
PRESS RELEASE # 395-05




Friday, October 14, 2005
MAYOR BLOOMBERG ANNOUNCES HISTORIC COLLABORATION WITH NATIONAL CHARITIES AND FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS FOR THE BUILDING AND PRESERVATION OF AFFORDABLE HOUSING
$200 Million Fund Will Help Local and Not-for-Profit Developers Acquire Privately-owned Sites For the Construction and Preservation of Affordable Housing




Friday, October 7, 2005
MAYOR BLOOMBERG ANNOUNCES FIRST AFFORDABLE HOUSING DEVELOPMENT IN GREENPOINT-WILLIAMSBURG WATERFRONT AREA
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and State Assembly Member Vito J. Lopez announced today that the City will provide up to $8 million in capital funds and the City and State will generate $17 million in housing tax credits for Phase I of the construction of 117 units of affordable housing for low- and moderate- income families at Palmer's Dock at Kent Avenue in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
PRESS RELEASE # 385-05




Tuesday, October 4, 2005
$7.5 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDS TO COMBAT LEAD-BASED PAINT POISONING IN BROOKLYN COMMUNITIES
New York City will receive a record $7.5 million to reduce lead-based paint hazards in Brooklyn neighborhoods where children are at high-risk of lead poisoning.
PRESS RELEASE # 21-05




Monday, October 3, 2005
HPD AWARDS TAX CREDITS FOR CONSTRUCTION OR REHABILITATION OF NEARLY 1,100 LOW-INCOME RENTAL APARTMENTS
The New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) has awarded a total of $12.4 million in federal Low Income Housing Tax Credits for 74 developments under the competitive funding round for 2005.
PRESS RELEASE # 20-05




Saturday, October 1, 2005
2005/2006 "HEAT SEASON" BEGINS: HPD TO ENFORCE LAWS REQUIRING BUILDING OWNERS TO PROVIDE HEAT
New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) Commissioner Shaun Donovan today reminded residential building owners of their legal obligation to provide tenants with hot water year-round and 24-hour heat when the outdoor temperature warrants it.
PRESS RELEASE # 19-05




Thursday, September 29, 2005
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).
PRESS RELEASE # 18-05




Tuesday, September 20, 2005
NEW AFFORDABLE HOUSING COOPERATIVE BREAKS GROUND IN RED HOOK
BROOKLYN, NEW YORK, September 20, 2005- Fifth Avenue Committee (FAC) is thrilled to announce that we are about to break ground on one of the 27-year-old organization's most significant housing developments to date.




Monday, September 19, 2005
HOUSING MAINTENANCE EDUCATION NOW JUST A CLICK AWAY
The New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) has launched a new website feature allowing New Yorkers to choose and register for HPD's housing education classes online.
PRESS RELEASE # 17-05



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