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NYC Department of Housing Preservation & Development

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Press Release # 07-06
Monday, June 12, 2006

Carmen E. Boon (212) 863-5176


Homeowners, co-op owners and building owners from West Bronx, Morrisania, South Bronx, Highbridge and Melrose are invited to attend a June 28th "Owner's Nightat the Bronx Museum of the Arts, organized by the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD).

The event will provide information on the availability of services and courses on low-interest loans, building management and maintenance, owner-tenant relations, housing violations correction, expense reduction strategies 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 MemberHelen Diane Foster who represents District 16 that includes The Bronx neighborhoods mentioned above. "I thank HPD for providing Owners’ Night’s services to the landlords of my council district. Additionally, owners’ night will encourage the importance of landlords working with tenants associations and non-profit housing groups to maintain, provide security and beautify their buildings", said Council Member Foster.

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 8,000 property owners to events across New York City. 

WHAT: “Owners Night”, a program by the NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development

WHEN:    Wednesday, June 28, 2006, from 6:30pm-8:00pm

WHERE:   Bronx Museum of the Arts, 1040 Grand Concourse at 165th Street

DIRECTIONS: B or D train to Grand Concourse; 4 train to 161 St/Yankee Stadium station. Walk east three blocks to the grand concourse, then, walk north four blocks along Grand Concourse to 165th St.

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




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