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NYC Department of Housing Preservation & Development

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Press Release # 36-07
Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Neill McG. 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 Bushwick, Cypress Hills, East New York, Ocean-Hill Brownville, and Wyckoff Heights are invited to attend a Thursday November 8th Owners’ Night at Ridgewood Bushwick Senior Center organized by the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD).  The event is co-sponsored by Council Member Erik Martin Dilan (who represents Council District 37 which includes the neighborhoods mentioned above) and the Ridgewood Bushwick Senior Citizens council.

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.”

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: Thursday November 8th from 7:00pm-8:30pm
WHERE: Ridgewood Bushwick Senior Center, 319 Stanhope Street Brooklyn, NY

DIRECTIONS: L train to Dekalb Ave. or/ M train to Wycoff Ave. transfer to (L) train 1 stop to Dekalb Ave.
SEATING IS LIMITED: PLEASE RSVP BY CALLING 212-863-7054 OR 311 BY NOVEMBER 6th

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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