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Tuesday, June 17, 2014
HPD JOINS PHIPPS HOUSES, UNIVERSITY SETTLEMENT, THE DOOR, LOISAIDA, INC. AND PARTNERS TO CELEBRATE RIBBON CUTTING AT GUT RENOVATED SUPPORTIVE HOUSING DEVELOPMENT IN THE LOWER EAST SIDE
New York, NY – The New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) joined Phipps Houses, University Settlement, The Door, Loisaida, Inc., and project partners today to celebrate the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the newly gut renovated, mixed-use supportive housing development at 710 East 9th Street in Manhattan. Located in Lower East Side, this formerly city-owned building now includes 44 new affordable apartments with onsite supportive services for young adults who have a history of homelessness and/or mental illness and young adults aging out of foster care who have children of their own. The building will also include a brand new 10,000 square-foot community center operated by Loisaida, Inc.




Monday, June 16, 2014
HDC BOARD APPROVES BOND AND SUBSIDY FINANCING FOR 18 AFFORDABLE DEVELOPMENTS IN MANHATTAN, THE BRONX AND BROOKLYN
The Board of Directors of the New York City Housing Development Corporation (HDC) approved the issuance of $372.56 million in bonds and $88.7 million in subordinate financing from HDC to fund 2,226 units of affordable housing in sixteen developments in the Bronx, Brooklyn and Manhattan. Among the projects that can now move forward are eleven buildings with 1,259 units to be newly constructed and seven projects with 967 units that will preserve and protect existing affordable housing. In addition, the Board authorized $40 million in corporate reserves to renovate and preserve as affordable two Mitchell-Lama developments with 569 units in Brooklyn.




Thursday, June 12, 2014
MAYOR DE BLASIO, STATE HOUSING CHAIRS YOUNG AND WRIGHT, HPD COMMISSIONER BEEN ANNOUNCE CITY PROGRAM TO FOSTER PARTICIPATION OF MINORITY AND WOMEN-OWNED BUSINESS ENTERPRISES IN AFFORDABLE HOUSING DEV
NEW YORK—Mayor Bill de Blasio, New York State Senator Cathy Young, Assembly Member Keith Wright, and Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) Commissioner Vicki Been announced passage of legislation that allows HPD to create a pipeline of affordable housing development opportunities dedicated to increasing the participation of Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises (M/WBEs) in HPD’s programs. The new law, sponsored by Senator Young and Assemblyman Wright, who chair the state legislature’s housing committees, allows HPD to undertake path-breaking measures to increase participation by developers who have often faced credit constraints and other barriers.




Monday, June 9, 2014
MAYOR DE BLASIO AND COUNCIL SPEAKER MARK-VIVERITO JOIN BROADWAY HOUSING COMMUNITIES TO CELEBRATE INNOVATIVE SUGAR HILL DEVELOPMENT
NEW YORK—Mayor Bill de Blasio and New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito joined with community leaders, affordable housing lenders and neighborhood elected officials on Monday to celebrate Broadway Housing Communities (BHC) new Sugar Hill Development as it nears completion. The project was financed by the Department of Housing Preservation and Development, which dedicated $10 million in HOME funds and $3 million in tax credits, and addition to $3 million in capital funding from the City Council.




Thursday, May 29, 2014
HPD AND HDC JOIN CYPRESS 4 LLC AND PARTNERS TO CELEBRATE THE OPENING OF MAPLE MESA APARTMENTS
Bronx, NY – The New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) and the New York City Housing Development Corporation (HDC) joined Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr., Cypress 4 LLC and partners to celebrate at the ribbon-cutting ceremony for Maple Mesa Apartments. The Maple Mesa development includes two buildings, one located at 601 East 163rd Street and the other at 232 East 169th Street, providing the Morrisania and Concourse neighborhoods of the South Bronx with a total of 59 newly constructed low-income rental units, 12 of which will have a preference for formerly homeless households.




Wednesday, May 21, 2014
HPD HIGHLIGHTS BUDGET DOUBLING CAPITAL INVESTMENT IN AFFORDABLE HOUSING AND STEPPED-UP ENFORCEMENT TO TARGET CITY’S 200 MOST DISTRESSED BUILDINGS
New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) Commissioner Vicki Been detailed the agency’s plans to invest in affordable housing in all five boroughs and protect the quality and financial stability of existing housing. The remarks were delivered to the City Council’s Finance and Housing and Building Committees as part of Fiscal Year 2015 executive budget hearings before the City Council.




Wednesday, May 21, 2014
HPD, HDC AND HCR JOIN THE ARKER COMPANIES TO CELEBRATE THE OPENING OF TWO NEW ENERGY-EFFICIENT AFFORDABLE HOUSING DEVELOPMENTS IN RICHMOND HILL, QUEENS
Queens, NY – The New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD), New York City Housing Development Corporation (HDC) and New York State Homes & Community Renewal (HCR) joined the Arker Companies, project partners and elected officials to celebrate the opening of Richmond Place and Richmond Hill Senior Living Residence, two new affordable housing developments built side-by-side on a formerly contaminated site in the Richmond Hill neighborhood of Queens. The new Richmond Place development includes a total of 117 units for affordable housing with 24 of those units designated to serve formerly homeless families. Richmond Hill Senior Living Residence is a 65-unit development for adults age 62 and older.




Wednesday, May 7, 2014
HPD AND HCR JOIN HOUR CHILDREN, ENTERPRISE AND PARTNERS TO CELEBRATE THE RIBBON-CUTTING CEREMONY FOR HOUR CHILDREN APARTMENT HOUSE III
Long Island City, NY – New York State Homes and Community Renewal (HCR), the New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA) and the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) joined Hour Children, Enterprise Community Partners, Inc. and project partners today to celebrate at the ribbon-cutting ceremony for Hour Children Apartment House III. Located at 36-11 12th Street in Long Island City, Queens, Hour Apartment House III (HAH III) is permanent supportive housing for eighteen families who have successfully reunited and stabilized following the mother’s release from prison. HAHIII represents the only supportive housing program in the country specifically constructed for formerly incarcerated women and their children. Current and former local elected officials were also in attendance.




Monday, May 5, 2014
MAYOR DE BLASIO UNVEILS ‘HOUSING NEW YORK’: A FIVE-BOROUGH, 10-YEAR HOUSING PLAN TO PROTECT AND EXPAND AFFORDABILITY
NEW YORK—Mayor Bill de Blasio today laid out a 10-year plan to build or preserve 200,000 affordable apartments across all five boroughs—enough housing to serve more than a half-million New Yorkers. The $41 billion Housing New York: A Five-Borough, Ten-Year Plan is the most expansive and ambitious affordable housing agenda of its kind in the nation’s history, and Mayor de Blasio pledged it would reach New Yorkers ranging from those with very low incomes at the bottom of the economic ladder, all the way to those in the middle class facing ever-rising rents in their neighborhoods.




Friday, April 25, 2014
HEALTH DEPARTMENT AND HOUSING PRESERVATION AND DEVELOPMENT URGE NEW YORKERS TO HELP PREVENT AVOIDABLE TRAGEDIES BY INSTALLING WINDOW GUARDS
April 25, 2014 – The Health Department and the Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) reminded New Yorkers today that properly installed window guards are an important safety measure to prevent children from falling out of open windows. To help prevent the tragedy of a child falling from an open window, they are urging New Yorkers to make sure window guards are in place and properly installed. Children under the age of five account for two-thirds of all falls in New York City, and in 2013, there were six falls from windows that should have had window guards in place, one of which resulted in the death of a child.



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