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Housing New York

Housing New York: A Five-Borough, Ten-Year Plan

All New Yorkers deserve a safe and affordable place to live, in a neighborhood that provides opportunities to succeed. Mayor de Blasio has made the goal of providing every New Yorker with safe, affordable housing a top priority of his administration, and has committed the City to “build or preserve nearly 200,000 affordable units, and help both tenants and small landlords preserve the quality and affordability of their homes.” Read more

Commissioner Vicki Been

Commissioner Vicki Been

Vicki Been is responsible for leading the nation’s largest municipal housing agency and is charged with creating and implementing Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Housing New York plan, a bold initiative to create or preserve 200,000 affordable homes and apartments over 10 years. Prior to her appointment as HPD Commissioner, Ms. Been was Director for NYU’s Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy, a nationally renowned academic research center devoted to the public policy aspects of land use, real estate and housing development. She also served as the Boxer Family Professor of Law at NYU School of Law and Affiliated Professor of Public Policy of the NYU Wagner Graduate School of Public Service.  Read more 


NYC Housing Connect

NYC Housing Connect is your portal to search and apply for affordable housing opportunities in New York City. On the site, you can learn how to apply for affordable housing in New York City, view current and upcoming housing opportunities, and apply to housing options for which you may qualify.



Registration for the September 1, 2014 through August 31, 2015 period has started!  Residential properties are required by law to register annually with HPD. To find out more about the requirements for property registration,  how to pay for Property Registration and to access our new  Property Registration Online System click here


Tenants can file complaints regarding housing conditions by calling 311 or by using 311ONLINE. Conditions which can be reported include no heat or no hot water, leaks, mold, vermin and window guards.

NYC Recovery

For complete information on the City's efforts to help New Yorkers recover from the devastating effects of Hurricane Sandy, including information on housing recovery, please visit


Local Law 44/Transparency Law Compliance

In 2012, the City Council passed Local Law 44 which requires HPD to make information available on its website about certain housing development projects receiving City financial assistance.   In turn, for projects where this law applies, HPD is requiring developers to gather and submit to HPD the information on the date of closing and again with new and updated information on every January 30 and July 30 thereafter (commencing on whichever date is the first to occur after closing) until completion of construction or  permanent loan closing.
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Foreclosure Notification

Foreclosure Notification: Local Law 4 of 2012

Effective June 15, 2012, Local Law 4 of 2012 requires mortgagees to notify HPD within fifteen days when they commence or discontinue a mortgage foreclosure action against any residential property in New York City. Notification is also required when mortgagees receive a judgment in a foreclosure action; sell the foreclosed property; or if a receiver is appointed. 6/27 UPDATE: Submission form for individual records, and revised batch filing instructions available  here.   

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