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NYC Department of Housing Preservation & Development

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Press Release # 02-06
Thursday, April 6, 2006

Neill McG. Coleman - (212) 863-8076
RSVPs (212) 863-7054


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

Homeowners, co-op owners and building owners from Astoria are invited to attend a May 9th "Owner's Night” at Ricardo’s By the Bridge, 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 Peter F. Vallone Jr.

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, May 9, 2006, from 8:00pm-9:00pm

WHERE:  Ricardo’s By the Bridge 21-01 24th Ave. Astoria, NY 11102

DIRECTIONS: N OR R TRAIN TO DITMARS BLVD. STA. THEN Q19A BUS TO 24TH AVE.

SEATING IS LIMITED: PLEASE RSVP BY CALLING 212-863-7054 OR 311 BEFORE MAY 8

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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