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Friday, December 5, 2008
CPC & PARTNERS “RESCUE” PHOENIX ESTATES APARTMENT COMPLEX IN THE BRONX
Bronx, December 4, 2008 – The holidays came earlier for residents of Phoenix Estates LLC (formerly known as Hunt’s Point 1), as they were joined by The Community Preservation Corporation (CPC), the not-for-profit Phoenix Estates Housing Development Fund Corp., and state and local officials, to celebrate the commencement of a major rehabilitation of four properties in the Hunts Point neighborhood of the South Bronx.




Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Speaker Quinn, HPD Commissioner Donovan, Tour Rehabilitated Housing in Brooklyn
BROOKLYN – Speaker Christine C. Quinn, together with Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) Commissioner Shaun Donovan, Housing and Buildings Committee Chair Erik Martin-Dilan, Council Members Letitia James, Gale Brewer and Diana Reyna and Make the Road New York Executive Director Andrew Friedman, today toured a building on Gates Avenue in Brooklyn that was rehabilitated after being selected for the Alternative Enforcement Program (AEP), a program that was enacted by the passage of the Safe Housing Act.
PRESS RELEASE # 085




Thursday, November 13, 2008
MAYOR BLOOMBERG AND DEPUTY MAYOR GIBBS ANNOUNCE THE OPENING OF DIVERSITY WORKS, THE FIRST SUPPORTIVE HOUSING DEVELOPMENT FOR FORMERLY HOMELESS FAMILIES FUNDED BY THE CITY AND COMPLETED UNDER NY/NYIII
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg announced the opening of Diversity Works, a supportive housing development for formerly homeless families. Supportive housing—permanent affordable housing with on-site services—is a demonstrated solution for preventing homelessness and helping individuals transition towards self sufficiency. Comprised of 42 housing units and located in the Crotona section of the Bronx, Diversity Works is the first such housing development completed under New York/New York III and funded by the City. One hundred percent of the units have been dedicated for low-income families, or those earning up to 60 percent of the HUD Income Limits, which is equivalent to a salary of $46,100 for a family of four.
PRESS RELEASE # 446




Friday, October 31, 2008
MAYOR BLOOMBERG ANNOUNCES 18 INITIATIVES TO HELP NEW YORKERS FACE CURRENT ECONOMIC CHALLENGES
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg today announced 18 initiatives to help New Yorkers weather the increasing challenges brought on by the economic downturn in the global, national and local economies. The initiatives are designed to create jobs, support the City’s workforce, small businesses and homeowners, and provide targeted relief to the City’s most vulnerable populations. The initiatives are a result of Mayor Bloomberg pressing City agencies to respond to emerging needs primarily with Federal, State and existing City resources.
PRESS RELEASE # 427




Thursday, October 23, 2008
Fifth Avenue Committee Breaks Ground on Affordable Supportive Housing Development in Park Slope
October 23, 2008 – Fifth Avenue Committee (FAC) was joined by the City’s Department of Housing Preservation & Development (HPD), Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz, Councilmember Bill de Blasio, and local elected officials and housing advocates today to break ground on a major new affordable, supportive housing development in the South Park Slope neighborhood of Brooklyn.




Thursday, October 2, 2008
2008/2009 "HEAT SEASON" BEGINS: HPD ENFORCES LAWS REQUIRING BUILDING OWNERS TO PROVIDE HEAT
New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) Commissioner Shaun Donovan today reminded residential building owners of their legal obligation to provide tenants with hot water year-round and 24-hour heat when the outdoor temperature warrants it.
PRESS RELEASE # 13-08




Thursday, October 2, 2008
CITY ANNOUNCES NEW MIXED-USE DEVELOPMENT IN THE MELROSE COMMONS URBAN RENEWAL AREA
On Friday, September 5, Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) Commissioner Shaun Donovan announced the release of a Request for Proposals (RFP) to develop three sites in the northern portion of the Melrose Commons Urban Renewal Area (URA) in the Bronx. The RFP initiates the process of developing affordable housing and ground-floor retail space on some of the last remaining large, City-owned, developable sites in the South Bronx. The mixed-use, mixed-income developments will sit on five and a half acres of land and one development will include an Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) childcare facility.
PRESS RELEASE # 14-08




Tuesday, September 30, 2008
HPD INVITES AFFORDABLE HOUSING DEVELOPERS TO APPLY TO NYC HOUSING TRUST FUND
Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) Commissioner Shaun Donovan announced today that the City is releasing the third Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for financing of affordable housing using revenues from the Battery Park City Authority (BPCA). This year $22.6 million in BPCA funds will be distributed through the New York City Housing Trust Fund (NYC HTF) administered by HPD. The affordable housing created will be part of Mayor Bloomberg’s New Housing Marketplace Plan to build and preserve 165,000 units of affordable housing.
PRESS RELEASE # 12-08




Tuesday, September 23, 2008
MAYOR BLOOMBERG ANNOUNCES NEW YORK CITY’S HOUSING PLAN – THE LARGEST IN THE NATION – WINS HARVARD INNOVATION AWARD AS IT REACHES MIDWAY POINT OF 165,000-UNIT GOAL
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg today announced the New Housing Marketplace Plan, New York City’s $7.5 billion plan to build and preserve affordable housing for 500,000 New Yorkers, has funded more than 82,500 units – half of its 165,000 goal. Initiated in July 2003 as a 65,000 unit plan, the New Housing Marketplace Plan was more than doubled in February 2006 and is now the largest municipal affordable housing plan in the nation. To sustain the plan’s 165,000-unit goal despite the increasing pressure on the national housing market, the City developed an array of new financing tools, including the New York City Acquisition Fund - this year’s recipient of Harvard University’s Ash Institute Award for Innovation in Government. The Mayor announced the milestone at the groundbreaking ceremony for La Casa de la Luna y de la Estrella and the celebration of the opening of La Casa del Sol, two developments in the Morrisania section of the Bronx financed through the housing plan.
PRESS RELEASE # 372




Wednesday, September 10, 2008
NEW YORK CITY ACQUISITION FUND HONORED AS INNOVATIONS IN AMERICAN GOVERNMENT AWARD WINNER
Cambridge, Mass., – September 9, 2008 – The Ash Institute for Democratic Governance and Innovation at Harvard Kennedy School today announced the New York City Acquisition Fund as a 2008 Innovations in American Government Awards winner. This $230 million partnership finances the purchase of land and buildings for affordable housing by using cutting-edge private finance tools to allow small developers to compete in a tough real estate market. Honored at tonight’s Innovations in American Government Awards reception and gala, the program will receive $100,000 towards dissemination and replication efforts around the country.



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