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NYC Department of Housing Preservation & Development

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Press Release # 13-06
Monday, July 17, 2006

Carmen E. Boon - (212) 863-5176


HPD’S OWNERS’ NIGHT JULY 2OTH TO PROVIDE RESIDENTIAL
OWNERS IN THE BRONX WITH FREE BUILDING MANAGEMENT ADVICE

Homeowners, co-op owners and building owners and landlords from Edenwald, Co-Op City, Wakefield, Williamsbridge, Baychester are invited to attend a Thursday July 20th Owner's Night at Richard Green Middle School, organized by the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD).  The event is co-sponsored by Council Member Larry B. Seabrook who represents District 12 that includes the Bronx neighborhoods mentioned above.

The event will provide information on the availability of HPD 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

Owners Night sponsored by the Department of Housing Preservation and Development, is an important service to inform City property owners about the agency's existing programs. The residents of the Northeast Bronx will gain valuable insight, in applying for low interest rate loans, free educational courses and counseling. This program will assist current property owners, by providing them the knowledge and skill sets to preserve their homes and to make needed home improvements at an affordable rate”, Council Member Seabrook stated.

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: Thursday July 20th, 2006, from 6:30pm-8:00pm

WHERE: Richard Green Middle School, 3710 Barnes Avenue, between 226th and 217th streets, Bronx

DIRECTIONS: 2 subway train to Gun Hill Road. Bus BX 41 to 215th streets or BX 28,30,39 to Gun Hill Road or BX 28 to Bronxwood Ave.

SEATING IS LIMITED: PLEASE RSVP BY CALLING 212-863-7054 OR 311 BY JULY 19

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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