Housing Portal for Affordable Units
Rule status: Adopted
Effective date: July 21, 2021
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Adopted Rule Full Text
Adopted rule summary:
HPD is adopting a new chapter to implement new Housing Portal rules.
Comments are now closed.
Online comments: 2
Public Comment is attached below.Comment attachment
Dear Chair Jones and Board Members:Comment attachment
I am a Brooklyn resident and a Graduate Student at the Pratt Institute Center for Planning and the Environment (GCPE), writing to express my support for the implementation of the Housing Portal website plan adopted by the City Council along with a few key recommendations. The maintenance of a Housing Portal website is critical to ensure that New York City residents have an outlet through which to learn about affordable housing opportunities and apply for them efficiently. However, there are a few recommendations that I believe will be critical for HPD to consider in the implementation of the new Housing Portal website. The three main outcomes I will emphasize in my comment are as follows:
1. It is critical that the website functions properly and can support the volume of usage that the portal will inevitably encounter.
2. The website needs to be fully accessible to users of differing abilities.
3. The website needs to be translated so that all of New York’s immigrant communities can fully access and successfully navigate through housing opportunities.