New York City’s current property tax system is notoriously opaque, unfair, and regressive. For the past four decades, rather than dealing with its structural flaws, New York State has layered on a patchwork of exemptions and abatements to lower tax rates for various owners.
The Department of Finance (DOF) is responsible for administering the Senior Citizen Homeowners’ Exemption (SCHE) Program which provides a partial property tax exemption for senior citizens who own one, two, or three family homes, condominiums, or cooperative apartments in New York City (the City).
Audit Report on the New York City Housing Authority's Tenant Selection Process to determine whether new applicants awaiting NYCHA apartments are selected from certified waiting lists and meet screening requirements.
In the matter of an application submitted by Enclave on 241st LLC pursuant to Section 201 of the NYC Charter, for an amendment of the Zoning Resolution modifying APPENDIX F for the purpose of establishing a Mandatory Housing Inclusionary area, and to APPENDIX I to extend Transit Zone 1.
Report contains number of contacts & placements in transitional housing resulting from such contacts during the reporting period and the number of referrals of persons so contacted to programs or services during the reporting period. Includes permanent/ transitional housing projections.
This report is a collaboration of the Commission, The Fine Arts Federation of New York, and the American Institute of Architects New York Chapter. It shares best practices and highlights the groundbreaking strategies fueling the progress of designing affordable housing, and contains guidelines.
Mayor Bill de Blasio announced two laws that shine a spotlight on both public and private vacant land to further accelerate the production of affordable housing. This legislation is the latest effort to help the City reach its goal of building 300,000 affordable homes over the next decade.
HPD’s language access efforts ensures all have equitable access to the Agency’s services by training front-line staff, translating its website, public-facing online consumer systems, and making translators and translating services available throughout the Agency.
All 6 NYC RGB 2018 reports: Income and Affordability Study; Price Index of Operating Costs; Income and Expense Study; Mortgage Survey Report; Housing Supply Report; and Changes to the Rent Stabilized Housing Stock in NYC in 2017. Also 2018-2019 adopted apartment, loft and hotel guidelines & glossary
This brief from New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer documents the role that security deposits play in the city’s housing market and outlines reforms that would help renters more easily afford to live in the five boroughs.
A report detailing NYCHA's continued failure to enforce its Permanent Exclusion policy for dangerous criminal offenses. The investigation also uncovered employees purchasing drugs from tenants and targets of the criminal investigation and other misconduct at NYCHA's Sheepshead/Nostrand Houses.
Final reports present findings related to exterior door security at New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) developments, based on observations made throughout the five boroughs between July 10, 2018 and August 29, 2018.
Office of Tenant Advocate activity report, LL 161/2017 • # of complaints received by OTA and description of complaint • Average response time to complaints • Description of efforts to communicate with tenants • # of recommendations made to DOB commissioner
The report includes the number of contacts and placements in transitional housing resulting from such contacts during the reporting period. Also includes the number of referrals of persons so contacted to programs or services during the reporting period.
Mayor de Blasio and Council Members proposed legislation to establish a three-year demonstration program to facilitate the creation and renovation of apartments in the basements and cellars of certain one- and two-family homes in Brooklyn Community District 5.
Mayor de Blasio and the Department of Housing Preservation and Development announced the official launch of the City’s Neighborhood Pillars Program, which would help fund the process of acquiring and rehabilitating existing rent-stabilized and unregulated buildings.
Alicia Glen, Deputy Mayor for Housing and Economic Development, issued a letter to the New York State Budget Director urging the Governor to release the $250 million dedicated in the State’s Fiscal Year 2019 budget.
The de Blasio administration announced a multi-agency effort to provide emergency rent relief for student veterans at risk of eviction due to delayed GI Bill benefit payments from the federal government.
Mayor de Blasio announced that 250 apartment buildings had been placed in the Department of Housing Preservation and Development’s Alternative Enforcement Program, an initiative that shines a spotlight on multi-family buildings whose owners have allowed them to fall into dangerous disrepair.
Mayor de Blasio announced three appointments to the Rent Guidelines Board. The Mayor appointed Leah Goodridge as a tenant representative, Angela Sung Pinsky as an owner representative, and Rodrigo Camarena as a public member representative.
Mayor de Blasio gave a statement commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Fair Housing Act which sought to protect Americans from housing discrimination, whether renting, buying, or securing financing for a home.
Mayor de Blasio held a press conference to mark a major milestone in his Jerome Avenue Neighborhood Plan, which will invest heavily into the community, which will provide for them safer streets, better parks, new schools, etc.
Mayor de Blasio appeared live at City Hall to discuss the issue of migrant children still being housed in the City without their parents and children in public housing being exposed to lead in the paint in their buildings.
Mayor de Blasio spoke on the Brian Lehrer show to speak on a multitude of issues, ranging from injection sites and public marijuana smoking, landlord rights, and opportunities for parole for violent offenders.
Mayor de Blasio held a press conference to discuss how his administration helped NYCHA grow (despite the many issues along the road) and his administration's continued efforts to better fund and improve NYCHA housing for it's residents.
Mayor de Blasio announced the major strides his administration was able to make in regards to affordable housing in the City, using a man named Jasper Hurst as an example for as to why affordable housing is so important.
The de Blasio Administration announced that the City is streamlining its rental assistance programs, consolidating seven different initiatives into one, to make it easier for New Yorkers to get back on their feet or remain in their homes and simpler for landlords to participate in the programs.
This report contains data on services provided to New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) residents, as required by Local Law 163 of 2016. The Mayor’s Office of Operations compiled this report from data submitted by nine City agencies and offices.
The Brownsville Plan is the result of a community-driven process to identify neighborhood goals, form strategies to address local needs, and find resources to fill gaps in service. This will result in the creation of over 2,500 new affordable homes.
Update to 2014 housing report, using estimates from the most recent New York City Housing and Vacancy Survey (HVS) for 2017. We find that the disappearance of modestly-priced rental units has continued, leaving the City’s lowest-income households with fewer and fewer opt
Pursuant to LL 136-2017, the Universal Access Law report on legal services available to all tenants facing eviction in housing court and public housing authority termination of tenancy. Report includes individuals eligible for provision of legal services in eviction proceedings.
IBO reviewed 131 NYC Housing Connect listings for 3,605 new affordable apartments over a recent six-month period, surveying the distribution of rents by income group and by apartment size, as well as rent-to-income ratios.