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Wednesday, February 16, 2011
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY – NEW YORK CITY LAUNCHES 12 NEW AFFORDABLE CONDOS IN OCEAN HILL-BROWNSVILLE, BROOKLYN
Brooklyn, NY, Feb. 15, 2011 –HabitatforHumanity - New York City, joined by future residents, funders and representatives from the community, elected officials, and the City’s Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD), broke groundtodayonitsnewest 12-unitaffordablecondominiumproject, located in Ocean Hill-Brownsville, Brooklyn.




Wednesday, February 9, 2011
MAYOR BLOOMBERG UNVEILS DEVELOPMENT PLAN FOR HUNTER’S POINT SOUTH IN QUEENS – NEW YORK CITY’S LARGEST NEW AFFORDABLE HOUSING COMPLEX SINCE THE 1970s
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg today unveiled the development plan for Hunter’s Point South, the largest new affordable housing complex to be built in New York City since the 1970s. A development team, consisting of Phipps Houses, Related Companies and Monadnock Construction, has been selected through a competitive process to build the residential portion of the first phase of the Queens waterfront complex, which includes two mixed-use buildings comprising more than 900 housing units and roughly 20,000 square feet of new retail space. At least 75 percent of the housing will be permanently targeted to low-, moderate- and middle-income families, up from the 60 percent required by the Request for Proposals. The first phase, to be completed in 2014, also includes five acres of new waterfront parkland, a new 1,100-seat intermediate and high school, new retail space and parking. Mayor Bloomberg was joined at the announcement, which took place adjacent to the development site at the Waterfront Crab House on Borden Avenue in Long Island City, by Deputy Mayor for Economic Development Robert K. Steel, Housing Preservation and Development Commissioner Rafael E. Cestero, New York City Housing Development Corporation President Marc Jahr, Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe, Queens Borough President Helen M. Marshall, Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer, New York City Economic Development Corporation Chief Operating Officer Josh Wallack, Phipps Houses Group President & CEO Adam Weinstein, Related Companies Executive Vice President Bruce A. Beal, Jr., Monadnock Construction President Nick Lembo and Community Board 2 Chair Joseph Conley.




Monday, February 7, 2011
STATEMENT OF MAYOR MICHAEL R. BLOOMBERG ON MACARTHUR GRANT TO EXAMINE THE IMPACT OF AFFORDABLE HOUSING ON LOW-INCOME FAMILIES
“The just announced, three-year, $1 million grant from the MacArthur Foundation will help New York City obtain first-of-its-kind data on how the affordable housing we are creating under our New Housing Marketplace Plan impacts families. Through the NYC Housing and Neighborhood Demonstration Project, a joint partnership between the City’s Department of Housing Preservation and Development and Columbia University, we’ll track how affordable housing affects the financial stability, health and living conditions and school performance of 3,000 New York City families. The research will allow the City and others to learn the extent to which affordable housing produces benefits and cost-savings in other areas, such as public health.




Thursday, February 3, 2011
HPD COMMISSIONER CESTERO ANNOUNCES LIST OF 200 BUILDINGS WITH 3,300 UNITS IN LATEST ROUND OF ALTERNATIVE ENFORCEMENT PROGRAM USING NEW CRITERIA PASSED BY CITY COUNCIL
New York, NY - New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) Commissioner Rafael E. Cestero released the list of 200 residential buildings that have been placed into the agency’s fourth round of the Alternative Enforcement Program (AEP). The AEP, which was originally signed into law in 2007, is aimed at increasing the pressure on the owners of the City’s most distressed residential buildings to bring the properties up to code so that the residents are not forced to live in substandard and hazardous conditions. The buildings were selected using the revised criteria that was passed by the City Council and signed by Mayor Bloomberg earlier this year. Under the amended legislation, the criteria for selection has been modified so that a greater number of buildings with 20 or more units qualify for the program, more than doubling the total of units from approximately 1,400 in the previous round to now more than 3,300. The legislation also specifically designates new conditions requiring improvement, and amends AEP’s discharge criteria to allow owners to pay their debt to the City over time as opposed to in a lump sum.




Monday, January 24, 2011
HDC, HPD, HUD, ARKER COMPANIES, WELLS FARGO AND FREDDIE MAC CLOSE FINANCING ON 430 AFFORDABLE APARTMENTS IN TWO PROPERTIES ON STATEN ISLAND
Staten Island, New York – January 24, 2011 – The NYC Housing Development Corporation (HDC), NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD), the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the Arker Companies, Wells Fargo, and Freddie Mac have joined to rehabilitate two affordable multi-family properties on Staten Island, preserving 430 apartments as affordable to low-income tenants. Collectively known as Concord Seaside, the Concord Court and Seaside Plaza apartment complexes are located in the Park Hill and Fort Worth neighborhoods, approximately 2 miles apart from each.




Friday, January 21, 2011
STATEMENTS OF MAYOR BLOOMBERG AND HOUSING COMMISSIONER CESTERO ON HIS LEAVING CITY SERVICE FOR PRIVATE SECTOR OPPORTUNITY
Statement of Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg: “Throughout his career, both in City government and in the nonprofit sector, Rafael has embodied the best of what public service can be. During his five years at the City’s Department of Housing Preservation and Development, he put his unique brand of innovation and pragmatism to work in advancing our mission to strengthen our neighborhoods and create a more affordable and sustainable city for all New Yorkers.




Friday, January 14, 2011
HDC, HPD, JACKSON DEVELOPMENT AND PARTNERS HAIL COMPLETION OF NEW AFFORDABLE RENTAL APARTMENTS IN THE BEDFORD PARK/NORWOOD SECTION OF THE BRONX
The New York City Housing Development Corporation (HDC), The NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD), the Jackson Development Group, along with Joy Construction and The New York Housing Partnership Development Corporation joined today to celebrate the ribbon-cutting of Decatur Terrace, a 122-unit affordable development located in the Bedford Park/Norwood region of the Bronx.




Thursday, January 13, 2011
MAYOR BLOOMBERG, SPEAKER QUINN AND HOUSING COMMISSIONER CESTERO LAUNCH PROACTIVE HOUSING PRESERVATION INITIATIVE
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn and Department of Housing Preservation and Development Commissioner Rafael E. Cestero today launched the Proactive Preservation Initiative, a new, aggressive approach to identify and address deteriorating physical conditions in multifamily buildings throughout the City before they reach a state that endangers the health and safety of residents and threatens the quality of the surrounding neighborhood. Currently, the City’s primary means of identifying problem buildings is through complaints received through calls to 311. The Proactive Preservation Initiative will enable the City to identify and address buildings preemptively, and the City expects to use it to put roughly 500 distressed buildings on a path to stability over the next 12 months. The Mayor and Speaker made the announcement at Our Lady of Angels School on Webb Avenue in the Bronx, near 2785 Sedgwick Avenue, one of the 10 buildings of the Milbank housing complex that will be among the first to be rehabilitated as a result of the new initiative. The Mayor and Speaker were joined by Council Member Erik Martin Dilan, State Senator Gustavo Rivera, Assembly Member Vito Lopez, Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., New York City Housing Development Corporation President Marc Jahr, and Desiree Hunter, Board Member of the Northwest Bronx Clergy Coalition.



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