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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.




Tuesday, April 26, 2011
MAYOR BLOOMBERG, SPEAKER QUINN AND HOUSING COMMISSIONER WAMBUA ANNOUNCE AGREEMENT TO IMPROVE LIVING CONDITIONSFOR MORE THAN 1,000 BRONX RESIDENTS
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, City Council Speaker Christine C. Quinn and Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) Commissioner Mathew M. Wambua today announced an agreement that will improve what had become deplorable living conditions for the more than 1,000 residents of the former Milbank housing buildings in the Bronx. The Bloomberg Administration and City Council, led by Speaker Quinn, worked with the property’s tenants and mortgage holder to ensure a responsible landlord would take over the buildings, rehabilitate them and put them on a path toward long-term stability. Finklestein Timberger LLC and its Principal Steven Finkelstein have agreed to pay $27.75 million for the ten buildings and have signed agreements with the City to rehabilitate them and keep them affordable to the current tenants who have endured deplorable conditions caused by mismanagement of past owners. The detailed scopes of repair for each building are being undertaken now, but the rehabilitation is expected to involve work to the windows, roofs, elevators, boilers, plaster and pipes, all of which have posed problems for residents in one way or another. The 548 unit complex is the first to be addressed by the new Proactive Preservation Initiative Mayor Bloomberg and Speaker Quinn announced in January 2011. The Mayor and Speaker were joined at the announcement, which took place at one of the buildings on Heath Avenue, by Council Member Fernando Cabrera, State Senator Gustavo Rivera, Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., New York City Housing Development Corporation President Marc Jahr and Tenants’ Association President Maggie Maldonado.




Friday, April 8, 2011
COUNCIL MEMBER DILAN, HPD COMMISSIONER WAMBUA AND HEALTH COMMISSIONER FARLEY ANNOUNCE ACTION BY CITY COUNCIL ON NEW WINDOW GUARD LEGISLATION
New York, NY – City Council Housing and Buildings Chair Erik Martin Dilan, NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) Commissioner Mathew M. Wambua, and Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) Commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley announced that the New York City Council has introduced legislation that will substantially streamline and enhance the City’s ability to respond to complaints about window guards and enforce compliance with the law. Currently DOHMH is primarily responsible for enforcing the window guard law and inspecting based on tenant complaints, and HPD currently installs window guards when property owners fail to do so. The new legislation introduced by Council Member Dilan will bring what is primarily a housing maintenance condition into HPD’s existing enforcement structure by giving the agency the ability to issue violations to landlords for failing to provide window guards when necessary under current guidelines.




Thursday, April 7, 2011
DHS, HPD and Common Ground Open 263-Unit Affordable Development on Lower East Side
NEW YORK – On Thursday, April 7, 2011 at 10 AM, New York City Department of Homeless Services Commissioner Seth Diamond, Department of Housing Preservation and Development First Deputy Commissioner Doug Apple, and Common Ground held the official opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony for The Lee, a new 263-unit supportive housing development for low-income New Yorkers located at 133 Pitt Street on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. The $59 million building will expand the extensive portfolio of supportive and affordable housing that Common Ground provides in the New York metropolitan area




Wednesday, April 6, 2011
SELFHELP TO BREAK GROUND ON NEW GREEN, AFFORDABLE SENIOR RESIDENCE AND COMMUNITY FACILITY IN FLUSHING
FLUSHING, NY – April 6, 2011 – The NYC Housing Development Corporation and NYC Housing Development Corporation and the Department of Housing Preservation and Development, joined Selfhelp Community Services, Inc., Enterprise Community Partners (Enterprise), and JPMorgan Chase today for the ground breaking of Selfhelp (K-VII) Associates, a new green apartment building for affordable independent senior living. Located in Flushing, Queens, close to five other Selfhelp residences on two campuses, the 14-story, 92-unit building will house over 100 seniors and will include a 12,207-square-foot facility that will be fully technology-enabled and provide critical community services for residents and the community at large.




Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Speaker Quinn, Council Member Gale Brewer, DOHMH, and HPD Unveil New Bed Bug Website
March 29, 2011 – Today, Speaker Christine C. Quinn, Council Member Gale Brewer, the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Deputy Commissioner Daniel Kass, the Department of Housing Preservation and Development Deputy Commissioner Vito Mustaciuolo unveiled a new web-based bed bug tool which will provide New Yorkers with accurate, comprehensive and up-to-date information on how to prevent, recognize, and treat bed bug infestations.




Thursday, March 24, 2011
MAYOR BLOOMBERG APPOINTS MATHEW M. WAMBUA AS COMMISSIONER OF THE DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING PRESERVATION AND DEVELOPMENT
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg today named Mathew M. Wambua Commissioner of the Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD). Wambua will replace Rafael E. Cestero, who will leave public service at the end of March as previously announced. Wambua will become Commissioner on April 4th. Mayor Bloomberg made the announcement in the Blue Room of City Hall, where he was joined by Deputy Mayor for Economic Development Robert K. Steel, New York City Housing Development Corporation President Marc Jahr, Cestero and Wambua.




Tuesday, March 22, 2011
SPEAKER QUINN, HPD COMMISSIONER CESTERO ANNOUNCE KICK OFF PILOT PROGRAM TO TURN STALLED PRIVATE RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENTS INTO AFFORDABLE HOUSING
New York, NY – City Council Speaker Christine C. Quinn, Comptroller John C. Liu, NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development Commissioner Rafael E. Cestero, and Council Members today announced the first closing in the $20 million pilot program aimed at turning unsold condominiums, market-rate rental buildings and stalled construction sites into affordable housing opportunities for moderate and middle-income families. Originally proposed by Speaker Quinn in her 2009 State of the City address, the Housing Asset Renewal Program (HARP) is administered by HPD and focuses on two types of problematic developments: completed projects that are vacant and incomplete buildings that have stalled mid-construction. The formerly stalled site is located at 382 Lefferts Avenue in Brooklyn. While there is a minimum requirement that 50 percent of the units be made affordable under the program, all 46 units formerly planned as market-rate condominiums will now be rentals affordable to middle-income New York families.




Tuesday, March 8, 2011
CONGRESSWOMAN MALONEY, SPEAKER QUINN, QUEENS BOROUGH PRESIDENT MARSHALL, HPD COMMISSIONER CESTERO JOIN HANAC IN OPENING NEW GREEN, MIXED-USE, AFFORDABLE SENIOR HOUSING
ASTORIA, NY – March 8, 2011 – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, Former NYC Council Speaker Peter Vallone, Sr., Queens Borough President Helen Marshall, HPD Commissioner Rafael E. Cestero, Enterprise Community Partners, Citi, among others, joined HANAC, Inc., a nonprofit, multi-funded, citywide organization that serves local community residents, in opening today the HANAC George T. Douris Tower, a new green, mixed-use building providing affordable housing for seniors and community space for services that support them.




Friday, February 18, 2011
HPD AND CPC LAUNCH “NYC Green House” FOR BUILDING OWNERS
New York, February 17, 2011— The New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) and the Community Preservation Corporation (CPC) announced the launch today of NYC Green House, a broad-based knowledge source and online resource guide for multifamily property owners who want to save money by going green. The program includes training workshops led by HPD staff and representatives from community organizations. Materials include a hands-on tool kit and a comprehensive new website, from which owners and others can download NYC Green House materials at www.nycgreenhouse.org. Reducing energy consumption in buildings, which are responsible for nearly 80% of the city’s greenhouse gas emissions, is a critical component of PlaNYC, Mayor Bloomberg’s plan to achieve a Greener Greater New York.



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