Department of Housing Preservation and Development

Residents rally for better living conditions at Ridgewood apartments
Residents rally for better living conditions at Ridgewood apartments
Southwest Liam La Guerre 6/27/2013 at 2:27PM

Hany Taha is afraid that his ceiling will collapse on him. He has lived in the same apartment for 26 years, but now the ceiling is sinking. Although he has complained about it for seven months, nothing has happened. Taha is a resident of one of six low-income apartment buildings in Ridgewood owned by Ridgewood [...]

Woodhaven residents upset over slow response to sewage issue
Woodhaven residents upset over slow response to sewage issue
News Terence M. Cullen 3/20/2013 at 2:17PM

Woodhaven residents want to know why it took so long to stop the sewage that was spewing into the streets of their neighborhood. At the Woodhaven Residents’ Block Association (WRBA) March 16 meeting, several members inquired why the feces-ridden puddle continued to be a problem, considering how close it was to a nursery school. “When [...]

Broken sewage pipe soils Woodhaven street
Broken sewage pipe soils Woodhaven street
South Terence M. Cullen 2/26/2013 at 9:42AM

A broken pipe in Woodhaven has residents concerned about public safety after gushing water, rife with human waste, has soiled the corner of 85th Street and 88th Avenue. “It’s disgusting,” said Woodhaven Residents’ Block Association (WRBA) president Ed Wendell, who’s been tracking the problem for a few weeks now. Wendell and other WRBA members have [...]

Flushing set to get affordable housing, retail space
Flushing set to get affordable housing, retail space
Business Queens Courier Staff 6/03/2012 at 10:24AM

A nearly $50 million project will soon bring 143 new units of affordable housing to the Flushing community, as well as additional retail space. Last week, the city’s Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) Commissioner Mathew Wambua, the city’s Housing Development Corporation (HDC) President Marc Jahr, project developer BRP Companies Managing Partner Meredith Marshall, [...]

Residents allege Jamaica building is a ‘nightmare’
Residents allege Jamaica building is a ‘nightmare’
News Michael Pantelidis 2/09/2012 at 11:41AM

Residents of one Jamaica apartment building say they are living in hell, spending their nights shivering and waiting for their homes to “freeze over” before repairs are made. Numerous tenants of Loval Hall, located at 88-22 Parsons Boulevard, have complained about dangerous and unlivable conditions in their apartments – including leaky roofs, shoddy plumbing and [...]