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Wednesday, July 6, 2011
HDC, HPD, L+M, and HCCI Announce $75 Million Deal To Renovate 14 Buildings In Harlem
New York, NY July 6, 2011 – The New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD), New York City Housing Development Corporation (HDC), L+M Development Partners Inc. (L+M), Harlem Congregations for Community Improvement, Inc. (HCCI), the Goldman Sachs Urban Investment Group, and New York State Homes and Community Renewal (HCR) today announced the closing of an innovative $75M transaction that will ensure 14 residential buildings in the Bradhurst area of Harlem remain affordable and livable for low-income New Yorkers. The buildings, which are part of a HCCI portfolio that was gut renovated in the 1990s, have reached the expiration of their 15-year Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) compliance period and will be repositioned with a new round of LIHTCs, as well as financing provided by HPD and HDC.




Wednesday, June 29, 2011
HPD AND PROVIDENCE HOUSE BREAK GROUND ON $12.7 MILLION AFFORDABLE HOUSING RESIDENCE FOR HOMELESS NEW YORKERS AND THEIR FAMILIES IN BROOKLYN
June 29, 2011 (Brooklyn) –The NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD), Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz, Providence House, Inc., and the Alembic Development Company joined Bedford-Stuyvesant residents and homeless service providers today joined to celebrate the start of construction on The D’Addario Residence, a $12.7-million development that will provide permanent service-enriched affordable housing for homeless New Yorkers and their families. Located at 275 Kosciusko Street in Brooklyn, The D’Addario Residence is being developed through HPD’s Supportive Housing Loan Program and will provide 46 new supportive housing units when complete. Providence House will provide on-site supportive services with New York/New York III funding from the City. Through contracts such as High Needs 2, New York/New York III, and other supportive housing initiatives, the City has financed more than 3,200 units of supportive housing since 2005.




Thursday, June 23, 2011
HPD AND HDC JOIN CPC RESOURCES AND EAST BROOKLYN CONGREGATIONS TO CELEBRATE THE GRAND OPENING OF 104 AFFORDABLE APARTMENTS IN BROOKLYN
Brooklyn, June 23, 2011 – New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) and the New York City Housing Development Corporation (HDC) joined CPC Resources (CPCR) and East Brooklyn Congregations (EBC) today as they celebrated the grand opening of 550 Watkins Street, 104 units of new affordable housing in the Brownsville section of Brooklyn. Thirteen four-story apartment buildings now stand fronting Watkins Street between Newport and Lott Avenue. The architecture of 550 Watkins Street borrows from New York City’s time-honored brownstone walk-up residences and applies the latest green building techniques and materials.




Thursday, June 16, 2011
DEPUTY MAYOR STEEL, COUNCIL SPEAKER QUINN, HPD COMMISSIONER WAMBUA, AND TECHNOLOGY COMMISSIONER POST LAUNCH NEW ONLINE SERVICE TO STREAMLINE PROCESS FOR CERTIFYING CORRECTED HOUSING CODE VIOLATIONS
Deputy Mayor for Economic Development Robert K. Steel, New York City Council Speaker Christine C. Quinn, NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) Commissioner Mathew M. Wambua, and NYC Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications (DoITT) Commissioner Carole Post announced the launch of HPD’s E-Certification system. This new system allows landlords of residential buildings to use an online account to affirm that a housing code violation issued by HPD has been corrected within the legally required timeframe. E-Certification will streamline the procedure that requires a property owner or manager to complete notarized paperwork required to file a Certification of Correction for each Notice of Violation that they want to register as having been corrected.




Monday, June 13, 2011
MAYOR BLOOMBERG, HARLEM RBI, NEW YORK YANKEE MARK TEIXEIRA AND OFFICIALS ANNOUNCE DEVELOPMENT OF NEW SCHOOL AND AFFORDABLE HOUSING UNITS IN EAST HARLEM
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, New York City Housing Authority Chairman John Rhea, Schools Chancellor Dennis M. Walcott and Department of Housing Preservation and Development Commissioner Mathew M. Wambua, New York Yankee Mark Teixeira and Harlem RBI Executive Director Rich Berlin today announced a partnership to develop a landmark, mixed-use facility in East Harlem that will include approximately 90 new affordable housing units, the DREAM Charter School and Harlem RBI’s program and office space. Scheduled to open for the 2014-2015 school year, the new school space will accommodate up to 450 students between kindergarten and eighth grade. The announcement took place on Harlem RBI’s Field of Dreams in East Harlem, where the Mayor was also joined by Council Member Melissa Mark-Viverito, parents and students from DREAM Charter School and Harlem RBI program participants and alumni.




Thursday, June 2, 2011
HPD, HDC, THE HUDSON COMPANIES AND RELATED COMPANIES AND CAMBA/CAMBA HOUSING VENTURES CELEBRATE GROUNDBREAKING OF FIRST PHASE OF NEW GREEN AFFORDABLE HOUSING DEVELOPMENT IN THE SPRING CREEK SECTION OF
Brooklyn, NY ¬— The NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD), NYC Housing Development Corporation (HDC), The Hudson Companies Incorporated Principal and Managing Member of the Gateway Elton Street 1, LLC, Alan Bell, and the President of Related Retail for the Related Companies, Glenn A. Goldstein and CAMBA/CAMBA Housing Ventures Executive Director Joanne Oplustil joined today to celebrate the groundbreaking of the innovative Gateway Elton Street 1 affordable housing project Located at 1149, 1152, 1165 and 1166 Elton Street in the Spring Creek section of Brooklyn, the four buildings totaling 197 units comprise the first phase of the three phase development, that as currently planned, will boast the State’s largest solar energy system on a residential development when complete. It will also be built to meet NYSERDA’s energy-efficiency standards and is projected to qualify for a LEED Silver rating. Also attending the ceremony were Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz, Councilman Charles Barron, Senior Vice President for Global Commercial Banking at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Maurice Coleman, the President of Richman Housing Resources LLC, William W. Traylor, NYSERDA’s Vice President for Operations & Energy Services, Bob Callender, and Housing Director - NYC Field Office of New York State Office of Mental Health, Caren Abate.




Wednesday, June 1, 2011
HPD COMMISSIONER WAMBUA, HDC PRESIDENT JAHR, AND DDC COMMISSIONER BURNEY JOIN BLUESEA DEVELOPMENT AND HABITAT FOR HUMANITY – NEW YORK CITY TO CUT RIBBON AT NEW AFFORDABLE CO-OP IN THE SOUTH BRONX
Bronx, NY – NYC Housing Preservation and Development Commissioner (HPD) Mathew M. Wambua; NYC Housing Development Corporation (HDC) President Marc Jahr; Les Bluestone, Principal of the Blue Sea Development Company; and Habitat-NYC Executive Director Josh Lockwood joined today to celebrate the ribbon-cutting for The Melody, a new affordable co-op located at 853 Macy Place in the Longwood section of the Bronx. Sixty-three low- and moderate-income families in the South Bronx will get a double dose of healthy living and an opportunity to become homeowners in a building that is both green and promotes an active lifestyle. Habitat-NYC families will occupy fourteen of the homes. These future homeowners, working with Habitat volunteers, helped to construct the interiors of their units.




Monday, May 23, 2011
HPD AND THE JERICHO PROJECT OPEN DOORS TO ‘FORDHAM VILLAGE’ A NEW AFFORDABLE RESIDENCE FOR HOMELESS VETERANS IN THE BRONX
Bronx, NY – The NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD), and the Jericho Project, along with the Mayor’s Office of Veterans’ Affairs (MOVA) today celebrated the grand opening of “Fordham Village - A Jericho Project Veterans Community,” a new six-story 56-unit affordable development for veterans who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. Located at 355 East 194th Street, in the Bronx, Fordham Village will provide first class supportive housing and state-of-the-art services enabling U.S. service men and women to make the transition from military to civilian life with dignity. There are currently an estimated 109,000 veterans who are homeless across America. With the goal of eliminating veterans’ homelessness by 2015, The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is relying on public-private partnerships such as Jericho’s Veterans Initiative to help close the gap




Thursday, May 5, 2011
HDC, HPD, THE HUDSON COMPANIES, BOROUGH PRESIDENT MARKOWITZ, AND COUNCILMAN BARRON CELEBRATE GRAND OPENING OF 176 UNITS OF NEW AFFORDABLE HOUSING IN EAST NEW YORK, BROOKLYN
Brooklyn, NY - NYC Housing Development Corporation (HDC) President Marc Jahr, NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) First Deputy Commissioner Douglas Apple, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz, Councilman Charles Barron, Alan Bell Principal of The Hudson Companies, Inc., Todd A. Gomez of Bank of America Merrill Lynch, and Shola Olatoye of Enterprise Community Partners celebrated the ribbon cutting for Dumont Green, a new eight-story 176-unit affordable apartment building at 1490 Dumont Avenue. Located in the East New York section of Brooklyn, Dumont Green was built under HDC’s Low-Income Affordable Marketplace Program (LAMP) and is the first LAMP project in the outer boroughs to install and use solar panels. The project was developed by the Hudson Companies using Enterprise Green Communities Criteria, a comprehensive set of guidelines to encourage green building practices by developers of affordable housing. Since January 2011, HPD has required the developers of new affordable housing construction and substantial renovation projects funded by the City to attain Enterprise Green Communities Certification by adhering to these criteria.




Tuesday, May 3, 2011
HPD, HDC, The Ursuline Bedford Park Community, Fordham Bedford Housing Corporation, Enterprise, and Chase Open New 243-Unit, Green Affordable Housing Development for Low-and Moderate-Income Seniors
Bronx, NY, May 3, 2011 – The New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) and New York City Housing Development Corporation (HDC) joined the Ursuline Bedford Park Community, Fordham Bedford Housing Corporation, Enterprise Community Partners and Chase to celebrate the opening of Serviam Gardens, a new 243-unit green, affordable housing development for low- and moderate-income seniors. The 158-unit Serviam Gardens II, the second phase on this site, was developed by Fordham Bedford using Enterprise Green Communities Criteria, a comprehensive set of guidelines to encourage green building practices by developers of affordable housing. Since January 2011, HPD has required the developers of new affordable housing construction and substantial renovation projects funded by the City to attain Enterprise Green Communities Certification by adhering to these criteria. The Enterprise Green Communities Criteria is the only national green building criteria designed for affordable housing.



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