About the HPD:
The New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) is the largest municipal housing preservation and development agency in the nation. The agency’s mission is to promote housing equality and create and sustain viable neighborhoods for New Yorkers though housing education, outreach, loan and development programs and enforcement of housing standards.
To check for open HPD violations on your property:Enter your address on the right panel on their website under “Complaints, Violation & Registration Information” It will take you to your properties profile where you can view the HPD history. On the left panel, click “All Open Violations”.
In New York City, renters and landlords have rights and responsibilities to maintain residential property. These rights and responsibilities are outlined in many codes and laws. The Department of Housing Preservation and Development is responsible for enforcing the New York State Multiple Dwelling Law and the New York City Housing Maintenance Code. These laws outline the rights and responsibilities of renters and property owners regarding the maintenance of property.