|Jurisdiction||New York City|
|Headquarters||100 Gold Street, New York, NY 10038|
The Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) is the department of the government of New York City responsible for developing and maintaining the city's stock of affordable housing. Its regulations are compiled in title 28 of the New York City Rules. The Department is headed by a Commissioner, who is appointed by and reports directly to the Mayor. The current Commissioner of HPD is Louise Carroll, who was appointed by Mayor Bill de Blasio in May 2019. Former Commissioners have included Maria Torres-Springer, Vicki Been, Jerilyn Perine, Richard Roberts and Shaun Donovan, among others. HPD is headquartered in Lower Manhattan, and includes smaller branch offices in each of the city's five boroughs.
Established in 1978 in the wake of Local Law 45 of 1976, the Department is the largest municipal developer of affordable housing in the United States. HPD is currently in the midst of New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's Housing New York initiative to create and preserve 300,000 units of affordable housing by 2026. In Fiscal Year 2017, The City of New York financed more than 32,116 affordable homes, breaking the all-time record previously set by former Mayor Ed Koch in 1989.
Third Party Transfer program
The Third Party Transfer program (TPT) was started in 1996 under Giuliani's administration to let the Department of Housing and Preservation (DHP) transfer “derelict, tax-delinquent buildings to nonprofits that could rehabilitate and manage them”, ostensibly for working-class people, freeing the city from ownership, or responsibility for tenants. The DHP followed a rule selecting “every other building in the same tax block with a lien—even for a few hundred dollars”—if even one was picked for TPT. The TPT was characterized by Mayor Bill de Blasio's administration as “a tool for taking over "distressed properties" in "blighted" areas”. The report,[a] however, holds that characterization is held in tension with its findings which implicated malfeasance by both NYC's HPD and the Department of Finance (DOF), detailing how the agencies were “targeting and taking of numerous Black and Brown owned properties, and thus stripping these communities of millions of dollars of generational wealth”. According to Ritchie Torres, “TPT is quite different from and far harsher than a typical foreclosure from the perspective of a property owner. If you are the target of a foreclosure, you get a share of the proceeds from the sale of your property. Under TPT, the city can completely strip you of all the equity in your property”. The TPT process strips the minority owner of: the property; its value; and mitigates the sweat equity, and resources invested; all with no compensation.
- Commissioner of Housing
- First Deputy Commissioner
- Deputy Commissioner for Enforcement and Neighborhood Services
- Deputy Commissioner for Asset and Property Management
- Deputy Commissioner for Administration
- Deputy Commissioner for Policy and External Affairs / Chief of Staff
- Deputy Commissioner for Development
- Deputy Commissioner for Legal Affairs
- Deputy Commissioner for Intergovernment Affairs
- Deputy Commissioner for Budget, Fiscal Performance and Analysis
- President of the New York City Housing Development Corporation Eric Enderlin, President
- Assistant Commissioner, Government Affairs Division
- First Deputy Commissioner
- Taking Stock: A look Into The Third Party Transfer Program in Modern Day New York
- New York City Charter § 1800; "There shall be a department of housing preservation and development, the head of which shall be the commissioner of housing preservation and development."
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-09-20. Retrieved 2014-05-09.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
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- Bredderman, Will (July 23, 2019). "Council rips de Blasio's home-seizure program". Crain's New York Business. Retrieved 2019-07-25.
- Witt, Stephen (2019-07-23). "City Council Forensic Study Finds Glaring Discrepancies In TPT Program". Kings County Politics. Retrieved 2019-07-25.
- Turay, Michael; Cruz, David (July 26, 2019). "Torres: Home Seizure Program Has Sights on Black and Hispanic Homeowners". Norwood News. Retrieved 2019-07-26.