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Friday, November 3, 2006
HPD AND PACC CO-HOST HOUSING FAIR TO EDUCATE BROOKLYN HOMEBUYERS
On Monday, October 30, 2006, the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) and the Pratt Area Community Council (PACC) held their first annual Housing Fair, Welcome Home! at the Brown Memorial Baptist Church at 484 Washington Avenue, Brooklyn. The purpose of the fair was to educate central Brooklyn residents about future homeownership opportunities and to inform prospective buyers about the process involved.
PRESS RELEASE # 34-06




Wednesday, November 1, 2006
HPD LAUNCHES "TAKING IT TO THE STREETS" CAMPAIGN TO INFORM NEWEST NEW YORKERS ABOUT HOUSING PROGRAMS AND SERVICES
The New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) today announced the launch of its “Taking it to the Streets” campaign which will target difficult to reach populations -such as recent immigrants and the elderly- to provide information on HPD’s housing programs and services. HPD is the nation's largest municipal housing preservation and development agency and a major responsibility of the agency is to encourage preservation of affordable housing through education, outreach, loan programs, and enforcement of housing quality standards.
PRESS RELEASE # 33-06




Friday, October 27, 2006
HPD ANNOUNCES NEW FUNDING AVAILABLE FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING IN CHINATOWN AND LOWER EAST SIDE
Federal Funding to Be Used to Preserve Housing for Low- and Moderate-Income Families
PRESS RELEASE # 32-06




Wednesday, October 25, 2006
HPD AND DC 37 CELEBRATE SUCCESS OF AFFORDABLE HOUSING PROGRAM FOR MUNICIPAL EMPLOYEES
The New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD), DC 37 and the Neighborhood Housing Services (NHS) today celebrated the one year anniversary of the Municipal Employees Housing Program (MEHP)
PRESS RELEASE # 31-06




Wednesday, October 25, 2006
CONSTRUCTION STARTS IN EAST NEW YORK ON A MIXED-USE BUILDING WITH 103 AFFORDABLE APARTMENTS
Public officials and community-based developers broke ground today on a seven-story mixed use apartment building to be built on formerly vacant land in East New York, Brooklyn. The building will contain 103 affordable apartments and 17,000 square feet of ground floor commercial space. Located at 626 Sutter Avenue, between Sheffield and Pennsylvania Avenues, the building will be named after East New York community activist and musician Granville Payne.
PRESS RELEASE # 30-06




Tuesday, October 24, 2006
HPD’S OWNERS’ NIGHT TO PROVIDE RESIDENTIAL OWNERS IN QUEENS WITH FREE BUILDING MANAGEMENT ADVICE
Homeowners, co-op owners and building owners and landlords from Forest Hills, Rego Park, Kew Gardens, parts of Maspeth, Richmond, Elmhurst in Queens are invited to attend a Thursday November 2nd Owners' Night at P.S. 144 organized by the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD). The event is co-sponsored by Council Member Melinda R. Katz, who represents District 29 and the neighborhoods above.
PRESS RELEASE # 29-06




Monday, October 23, 2006
CITY AWARDS TAX CREDITS FOR CONSTRUCTION OR REHABILITATION OF MORE THAN 1,000 AFFORDABLE RENTAL APARTMENTS
The New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) has awarded a total of $12.47 million in federal Low Income Housing Tax Credits for fifty developments under the competitive funding round for 2006. These credits will help build or rehabilitate 1,241 apartments -- of which 1,023, or 82%, will be affordable to low-income families -- across the five boroughs.
PRESS RELEASE # 28-06




Thursday, October 19, 2006
MAYOR BLOOMBERG AND PORT AUTHORITY OF NEW YORK AND NEW JERSEY ANNOUNCE AGREEMENT PAVING WAY FOR MAJOR MIXED-USE, MIDDLE-INCOME HOUSING DEVELOPMENT AT QUEENS WEST IN LONG ISLAND CITY
Port Authority Authorizes Waterfront Land Sale to City for Creation of up to 5,000 Housing Units, Targeted Primarily to Middle Income Families, plus Retail Amenities and Open Space
PRESS RELEASE # No. 369




Thursday, October 19, 2006
AMENDED CITY LEAD LAW GOES INTO EFFECT
Law Now Targets Children Under Six
PRESS RELEASE # 27-06




Wednesday, October 18, 2006
NEW YORK CITY DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING PRESERVATION AND DEVELOPMENT HOLDS 2006 HEALTHY HOMES, HEALTHY FAMILIES EXPO
Expo Featured HUD Healthy Home Pavilion plus Training, Workshops, and Exhibits
PRESS RELEASE # 26-06



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