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NYC Department of Housing Preservation & Development
Press Room

Press Release # 16-06
Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Contact: Carmen E. Boon - (212) 863-5176


Homeowners, co-op owners and building owners and landlords from Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens, Columbia Street, Park Slope, Windsor Terrace, Kensington, Boro Park in Brooklyn are invited to attend a Tuesday August 29th Owner's Night at Holy Name Church located on 245 Prospect Park West (Shepherd's Hall),  organized by the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD).  The event is co-sponsored by Council Member Bill de Blasio who represents District 39  which includes the Brooklyn 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

“HPD's Owners' Night is a great resource for homeowners, co-op owners, building owners and landlords in Brooklyn.  I wholeheartedly support HPD's mission to promote affordable and quality housing across New York City and am glad to co-sponsor this informative event”, stated Council Member de Blasio.

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:    Tuesday August 29th, 2006, from 6:30pm-8:00pm

WHERE:Holy Name Church, 245 Prospect Park West (Shepherd's Hall), Brooklyn, NY 11215

DIRECTIONS: F train to Prospect Park Station (entrance through school yard).

Seating is limited, please RSVP by calling (212) 863-7054 or 311 by August 28th


For information on upcoming Owners’ Nights and other resources HPD makes available to building owners call 311 or log on to

The Department of Housing Preservation and Development's mission is to promote quality housing and viable neighborhoods for New Yorkers. The department is the nation's largest municipal housing development agency and is implementing Mayor Bloomberg's New Housing Marketplace Plan to build and preserve 165,000 units of affordable housing over ten years. The New Housing Marketplace Plan is the largest municipal affordable housing effort in the nation's history. HPD also encourages the preservation of affordable housing through education, outreach, loan programs and enforcement of housing quality standards.





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