ABC's of Housing

ABCs of Housing cover page
ABCs of Housing Tenant cover page

The ABCs of Housing

The ABCs of Housing is HPD's guide to housing rules and regulations for owners and tenants.

Owners and tenants have legal responsibilities to each other. HPD is one of many city and state agencies that enforce those responsibilities. This booklet is designed to help owners and tenants gain an understanding of the rules and regulations affecting housing, and to provide information about how to receive assistance.

Inside the guide you will find information about owners' and tenants' rights and responsibilities, staying in your apartment safely, resources for new affordable housing or rental assistance, and useful contact information for other housing related issues.

The ABCs of Housing

The ABCs of Housing is also available in additional languages:

Owners version:

Tenants version:

HPD Complaint Pamphlet

HPD housing inspectors leave this pamphlet with tenants during a complaint based inspection. 

The pamphlet provides information about the inspection process, how tenants can follow-up on inspection results, safety, and additional resources for tenants

HPD Complaint Pamphlet is also available in additional languages: