HPD ANNOUNCES NEW SUMMER OFFICE HOURS IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE CITY COUNCIL

HPD’s Office of Enforcement and Neighborhood Services will hold sessions in City Council offices citywide to advise on concerns about building maintenance issues and code enforcement services

 

HPD Representatives Meeting with Community Member in the 27th City Council District Office in Queens (Photo Credit: NYC HPD/Jonathan Patkowski)

HPD Representatives Meeting with Community Member in the 27th City Council District Office in Queens (Photo Credit: NYC HPD/Jonathan Patkowski)

 

New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) Commissioner Maria Torres-Springer announces a new program to open a direct line of communication between HPD’s Office of Enforcement and Neighborhood Services and New York City Council Districts citywide. Through HPD’s Summer Office Hours Program, HPD will hold office hours in each City Council District to address the needs of constituents seeking information about building maintenance issues, and code enforcement process and services.

 

Staff from HPD’s Office of Enforcement and Neighborhood Services will be present for full-day sessions in Council Member’s Offices on a rotating schedule. Staff will take questions from building owners and tenants alike. Referrals on topics such as affordable housing, foreclosures, and tenant harassment will also be available.

 

“Every day, HPD’s Enforcement and Neighborhood Services team is out responding to complaints to help ensure the quality and safety of the city’s housing.   Now, through our new Summer Office Hours, HPD will be coming to your neighborhood to provide valuable information and resources directly to residents,” said HPD Commissioner Torres-Springer. “I want to thank City Council Speaker Melissa Mark Viverito and Housing Chair Council Member Jumaane Williams and the entire City Council for partnering with us to launch this program.  I encourage New Yorkers to visit HPD’s team in your local council member’s office when we are in your neighborhood, and always feel free to report any conditions directly to 311.”

 

“I’m proud to have worked with the Housing Preservation Department (HPD) to bring summer hours to council districts across the city. Streamlining access to information about resources and services can be the difference between someone seeking help, and someone suffering in silence. With HPD staff in district offices, constituents will be able to find the help they need conveniently,” said Council Member Jumaane D. Williams, Chair of Committee on Housing and Buildings.

 

The full schedule of available office hours in Council Districts across the city will be posted on HPD’s website and promoted on HPD’s social media pages. Connect with us on Facebook and Twitter for more information, @NYCHousing.

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