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NYC Department of Housing Preservation & Development

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Press Release # 17-07
Wednesday, June 20, 2007

RSVPs (212) 863-7054
More info for owners: (212) 863-5300
Press Contact: Neill Coleman, 212-863-8076


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

Homeowners, co-op owners, building owners and landlords from the Brooklyn neighborhoods Clinton Hill, Fort Greene; Crown Heights, Prospect Heights, Bedford Stuyvesant, Sunset Park, Greenwood Heights, Gowanus, Boerum Hill, Downtown Brooklyn, Stuyvesant Heights and Ocean Hill are invited to attend a Wednesday June 27th Owners’ Night at P.S 20 organized by the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD).  The event is co-sponsored by Council Member Letitia James who represents Council District 35, Assembly Member Hakeem Jeffries who represents Assembly District 57 and State Senator Velmanette Montgomery who represents Senate District 18. These Council, Senate and Assembly Districts include the neighborhoods mentioned above.

The event will provide information on the availability of HPD services such as low-interest loans, correction of housing violations correction and assistance with mortgages and refinancing as well as HPD courses including building management and maintenance, expense reduction strategies and owner-tenant relations. A panel introduction will be followed by a Q&A session.

HPD Commissioner Shaun Donovan said, "Many property owners are unaware of the assistance that is available for maintaining and improving their properties. The Owners' Nights provide opportunities to put people in touch with assistance they can use. Maintaining and preserving New York City's housing stock and encouraging investment in infrastructure improvements to homes and apartment buildings is a fundamental objective of Mayor Bloomberg's New Housing Marketplace Plan, a $7.5 billion plan to create and preserve 165,000 affordable housing units for 500,000 New Yorkers over ten years.”

Council Member Letitia James said, "HPD's Owners' Night is an important event for property owners because it provides invaluable information, assistance and counseling, straight from the source.  Preserving, maintaining and protecting the housing stock in Brooklyn is of the utmost importance to me and the constituents that I serve.  By focusing on the maintenance and improvement of properties, we are securing the economic future for Brooklyn."

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, Owners’ Nights in neighborhoods have drawn more than 10,000 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 27th 6:00pm to 7:30pm

WHERE: Auditorium of P.S 20, 225 Adelphi St., Brooklyn, NY 11205 (entrance between Willoughby and Dekalb Ave)  

DIRECTIONS: C train to Lafayette Ave. Station.

SEATING IS LIMITED: PLEASE RSVP BY CALLING 212-863-7054 OR 311 BY JUNE 25th

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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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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