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Friday, March 8, 2013
HPD joins Harlem Congregations for Community Improvement and Partners to Celebrate the Opening of 208, 236, and 252 West 149th Street Buildings in Harlem
New York, NY – Harlem Congregations for Community Improvement, Inc. (HCCI), NYC Department of Housing Preservation & Development (HPD), and partners met today for the ceremonial opening of the 208, 236, and 252 West 149th Street buildings, a cluster of affordable rental buildings in Harlem. The ribbon cutting marks the end of an extensive rehabilitation of these three buildings which now provide 78 high-quality apartments for current and future families of Harlem. Also in attendance were U.S. Congressman Charles B. Rangel, NYS Assemblymen Herman ‘Denny’ Farrell, Jr. and Keith L.T. Wright, NYS Senator Bill Perkins, NYC Councilwoman Inez E. Dickens and Community Board Chair Henrietta Lyle




Monday, March 4, 2013
MAYOR BLOOMBERG JOINS PHIPPS HOUSES, RELATED COMPANIES AND MONADNOCK CONSTRUCTION TO BREAK GROUND ON FIRST TWO RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS AT HUNTER’S POINT SOUTH ON QUEENS WATERFRONT
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, Deputy Mayor for Economic Development Robert K. Steel, and Department of Housing Preservation and Development Commissioner Mathew M. Wambua were joined today by New York State Homes and Community Renewal Commissioner/CEO Darryl C. Towns, Phipps Houses Group President & CEO Adam Weinstein, Related Companies President Bruce A. Beal, Jr., and Monadnock Construction President Nick Lembo to break ground on the first two residential buildings of the Hunter’s Point South development on the Queens waterfront. When complete the multiphase Hunter’s Point South project will be largest new affordable housing complex to be built in New York City since the 1970s. This first phase includes the first two residential buildings with 925 permanently affordable apartments and roughly 17,000 square feet of new retail space, key infrastructure installations, a new five-acre waterfront park, and a new 1,100-seat school. Mayor Bloomberg also announced that the City will issue a Request for Proposals for Phase II of the Hunter’s Point South development next month. The City collaborated with New York State to help finance the residential buildings, which under the direction of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, allocated $185 million of tax-exempt bonds for the project. HDC issued $236 million in tax exempt bonds, and HPD provided $68 million in subsidy. Hunter’s Point South is the largest affordable housing development in the Bloomberg Administration’s New Housing Marketplace Plan, a multibillion dollar initiative to finance 165,000 units of affordable housing for half a million New Yorkers by the close of the 2014 fiscal year. To date, the NHMP has funded the creation or preservation of more than 143,300 units of affordable housing across the five boroughs. For every dollar invested by the City, the Plan has leveraged $3.43 in additional funding for a total commitment of more than $21 billion.




Thursday, February 28, 2013
HPD & CPC JOIN BRIDGE STREET DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION AND PARTNERS TO CELEBRATE THE OPENING OF NOEL POINTER APARTMENTS IN BROOKLYN
Brooklyn, NY –New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) and The Community Preservation Corporation (CPC) join Bridge Street Development Corporation and partners to celebrate the opening of Noel Pointer Apartments, a 23 unit new affordable housing development in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood in Brooklyn.




Thursday, February 21, 2013
NEW YORK CITY AND STATE OFFICIALS JOIN BLUE SEA DEVELOPMENT TO CELEBRATE THE OPENING OF A NEW HEALTHY AND ENERGY-EFFICIENT AFFORDABLE HOUSING DEVELOPMENT IN THE BRONX
Bronx, NY – NYS Homes and Community Renewal (HCR) Commissioner/CEO Darryl C. Towns, New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) Chairman John B. Rhea, New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) Commissioner Mathew M. Wambua, New York City Housing Development Corporation (HDC) President Marc Jahr and NYC Department of Design and Construction (DDC) Commissioner David Burney today joined Blue Sea Development principal Les Bluestone and partner, Avery Seavey, to celebrate the opening of Arbor House. The 124-unit new construction features a living green wall installation in the lobby and a rooftop hydroponic farm that will provide fresh produce for building residents and the local community. The energy-efficient building design has earned the development Platinum LEED Certification, recognition from the American Cancer Society as a ‘Healthy High-Rise’, and a number of other accolades. Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr. and City Council Member Helen Foster were also in attendance.




Tuesday, February 19, 2013
HPD COMMISSIONER WAMBUA ANNOUNCES PREFERENCE FOR DISPLACED SANDY VICTIMS AT CONEY ISLAND COMMONS, A NEW AFFORDABLE HOUSING DEVELOPMENT
Brooklyn, N.Y — New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) Commissioner Mathew M. Wambua today announced that the agency has instituted a 25 percent preference for units in City-subsidized affordable housing developments for income-eligible New Yorkers displaced from their homes by Hurricane Sandy. One of the first developments to be subject to the preference is Coney Island Commons, a new affordable housing development now being marketed in Coney Island, Brooklyn. All units are subject to a lottery managed by the developer and overseen by HPD and the City’s Housing Development Corporation (HDC).




Thursday, February 7, 2013
NYCHA, HPD, HDC, and DOE JOIN HARLEM RBI, JONATHAN ROSE COMPANIES, DREAM CHARTER SCHOOL, AND NY YANKEE MARK TEIXEIRA TO BREAK GROUND ON MIXED-USE DEVELOPMENT IN EAST HARLEM
New York, NY – New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) Chairman John B. Rhea, New York City Housing Development Corporation (HDC) President Marc Jahr, New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) Commissioner Mathew M. Wambua, and NYC Department of Education Chancellor Dennis Walcott today joined Jonathan Rose Companies, Harlem RBI Executive Director Rich Berlin, Harlem RBI Board Member and New York Yankee Mark Teixeira, and others to celebrate the groundbreaking ceremony for The East Harlem Center for Living and Learning located in East Harlem. The new 151,000-square-foot multi-family, mixed-use development will have 88 new affordable apartments, a 58,000-square-foot K-8 charter school and 6,000 square feet of office space dedicated to not-for-profit organizations. The partnership of NYCHA, HPD and HDC highlights the Bloomberg Administration’s commitment to working across agencies to maximize city resources for the benefit of hardworking New Yorkers. The HPD/NYCHA collaboration has already produced more than 2,000 units with another 2,000 under construction and in pre-development, including Randolph Houses and Prospect Plaza, for a total of approximately 4,000 affordable units




Wednesday, February 6, 2013
MAYOR BLOOMBERG ANNOUNCES CITY’S PLANS FOR NEW HURRICANE SANDY RECOVERY INITIATIVES TO BE FUNDED WITH $1.8 BILLION IN FEDERAL GRANTS
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg today announced that New York City plans to spend its initial allocation of $1.77 billion in Community Development Block Grants to address the most urgent housing, business and infrastructure needs in the neighborhoods hardest hit by Hurricane Sandy through eight new programs. The new programs fall into three categories of immediate need: housing recovery, business recovery and infrastructure resiliency. The housing recovery initiatives include rehabilitation grants for single-family homes, rehabilitation grants for multi-family homes and grants for resiliency efforts in public housing. The business recovery initiatives are grants for resiliency measures, expanded loans and grants for businesses, and a competition for innovations in resiliency technologies. The infrastructure resiliency initiatives are a competition for game-changing initiatives in neighborhoods and a competition for utilities to make resiliency investments. The Mayor made the announcement at City Hall where he was joined by Deputy Mayor for Operations Caswell F. Holloway, Deputy Mayor for Economic Development Robert K. Steel, Director of Housing Recovery Operations Brad Gair and Seth Pinsky, Senior Advisor to the Mayor and Director of Mayor’s Special Initiative for Rebuilding & Resiliency




Friday, February 1, 2013
HPD COMMISSIONER WAMBUA ANNOUNCES LIST OF 200 BUILDINGS WITH 2,552 UNITS IN LATEST ROUND OF ALTERNATIVE ENFORCEMENT PROGRAM
New York, NY - New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) Commissioner Mathew M. Wambua released the list of 200 residential buildings that have been placed into the agency’s sixth 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 multifamily residential buildings to bring the properties up to code so that the residents are not forced to live in substandard and hazardous conditions.




Thursday, January 24, 2013
BRONX TENANTS SAY GOODBYE TO ONE OF NYC’S WORST LANDLORDS WITH SALE OF BUILDINGS TO NEW OWNER
BRONX, NEW YORK – More than 60 families who live at 1259, 1265 and 1269 College Avenue in the Bronx said goodbye to an owner who let their homes slide into a state of disrepair and dilapidation, and celebrated the sale of their buildings to a new management company committed to making repairs and keeping rents affordable




Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Mayor Bloomberg Announces Winner of adAPT NYC Competition to Develop Innovative Micro-Unit Apartment Housing Model
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, Deputy Mayor for Economic Development Robert K. Steel and Department of Housing Preservation and Development Commissioner Mathew M. Wambua announced today that the winner of the adAPT NYC Competition is a development team composed of Monadnock Development LLC, Actors Fund Housing Development Corporation, and nARCHITECTS. The development team was chosen through a competitive Request for Proposals to design, construct and operate the city’s first micro-unit apartment building on a City-owned site at 335 East 27th Street in Manhattan.



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