The Housing Partnership Development Corporation from 1982 to the Present

The Housing Partnership Development Corporation celebrates the creation of over 30,000 affordable housing units over the last 30 years.

1982-10-24 00:00:00

David Rockefeller Cities Goals for Housing Plan

Soon after the creation of the Housing Partnership, its Chairman, David Rockefeller, announces that he plans on starting 5,000 units of middle-income housing projects within a year and building 30,000 units over the following five years. This housing will be targeted to households with incomes between $15,000 and $45,000 a year and will be supported at the state and federal levels.

1983-02-13 00:00:00

After nearly 20 years Columbia Gardens adds 24 condominiums and 7,300 square feet of retail space to a historic part of Brooklyn at Carroll Gardens

Kathryn Wylde, the Housing Partnership’s President and CEO, is proud to provide housing and economic development opportunities to an historic area of Brooklyn. The $9.1 million dollar mixed-use development that started nearly 20 years ago will be made available to families earning $36,000 to $75,000 a year.

1983-04-22 00:00:00

About Real Estate: City Housing Partnership gets marketing Specialist

The Housing Partnership hired a New York City-based real estate consultant named Alvin Preiss to develop a marketing campaign. Previously, he had directed marketing campaigns for upper middle class and very wealthy residential developments.

1983-11-01 00:00:00

Mayor Ed Koch

Speaking on behalf of the New York City Partnership

1984-01-29 00:00:00

Housing Partnership Begins in the Middle

Despite much skepticism, the Housing Partnership has made progress in its goal to build 5,000 homes and rehabilitate 25,000 apartments for middle income families in New York City. Construction on HPDC’s first project is about to commence. The project is located in the neighborhood of Windsor Terrace, comprising 17 two-family homes in Brooklyn. The project will cost around $112,500.

1984-08-27 23:42:16

Windsor Terrace Development

- 17 two-family homes - Financed by Chemical (Now Chase) Bank - Completed 1984 - Developers: Mehrberg/Lee/Hoffman = Neighborhood Builder

1984-11-09 00:00:00

About Real Estate: Brownstone Look Returning in Fort Greene Project

Construction is scheduled to begin in December 1984 on a project in Brooklyn where HPDC is collaborating with HUD and the City as part of the New Homes program. The project builder is Shnay Construction Company of Queens and the architect is Beyer Blinder Belle of Manhattan. The completed project will include 98 condominiums in 13 buildings, each being three and one-half stories in the traditional brownstone style. The buildings are located on four vacant city-owned sites on Fulton Street, Gates Avenue and Adelphi Street. The development’s construction will cost about $91,500 per unit can be purchased for approximately $67,000 per unit. Eligible buyers are households that have an income of no more than $48,000 per year. This is the 6th project of the goal to construct 5,000 owner-occupied housing units for the City’s moderate- to middle-income buyers by the end of 1987.

1985-11-01 00:00:00

Springfield Gardens Completed

Springfield Gardens is a Queens development for middle income households. The development was completed in 1988 and includes 33 two-family houses. The project developers were Norman, Harold and Eli Bluestone.

1987-11-01 00:00:00

Fort Greene Completed

This Housing Partnership development is located in Brooklyn and is comprised of 13 brownstone-style buildings containing 98 condominiums. The development site was previously vacant city-owned land on Fulton Street, Gates Avenue and Adelphi Street.

1987-11-01 00:00:00

Towers on the Park Completed

This previously vacant site, an Urban Renewal Site in Harlem across from Central Park, was transformed into a 600-unit apartment building.

1988-08-14 14:10:26

Crotona Park Completed

The Cortona Park I development was built in partnership with Procida Development Corporation in 1988. The project provided 75 one-family homes.

1989-05-01 00:00:00

Mayor Ed Koch Staten Island Project

Mayor Ed Koch, HPD Commissioner Abraham Biderman and Staten Island Borough President Ralph Lamberti at opening of a development in Staten Island in 1989.

1990-11-01 00:00:00

Housing Partnership moves to One Battery Park

1991-03-17 00:00:00

Housing Group Wins Aid of Federal Officials

HUD gave the Housing Partnership the opportunity to expand its work to three New Jersey Cities (Perth Amboy, Paterson and Millville), and to Westchester and Dutchess Counties in New York.

1991-05-08 00:00:00

Housing Plan in New York Taps Banks from Abroad

The Housing Partnership’s Executive Director, Kathy Wylde, is soliciting foreign banks for loans to fund low- and moderate-income housing projects in New York City. So far, $10 million has been donated to the agency, which hopes to reach $100 million. In order to acquire these amounts, she needs to seek funding from banks abroad, not just in Manhattan.

1992-11-01 00:00:00

Thurston Plaza II Completed

Before and After: The Thurston Plaza II is a development in the Crotona Park section of the South Bronx, providing 49 two-family homes.

1993-11-01 00:00:00

West Farms Development Completed

West Farms – South Bronx - 109 Two Family Homes - Developer: Housing Futures, R. Randy Lee

1995-11-01 00:00:00

Bushwick Green II, Brooklyn

84 Two Family Homes - Developers: The Bluestone Organization - Community Sponsor: Ridgewood Bushwick Senior Citizens

1995-11-01 00:00:00

Saratoga Square Completed

Saratoga Square is located in the Bedford-Stuyvesant/Brownsville sections of Brooklyn. The development was part of the Saratoga Square Urban Renewal Plan that provided for the construction of 400 two-family homes and rehabilitation of 80 vacant, city-owned lots. The development also included the rehabilitation of 30 additional buildings, new retail development, and two parks.

1997-11-01 00:00:00

Estates at Hallets Cove Completed

The Estates at Hallet’s Cove are located in Astoria, Queens. The development is comprised of 107 two-family houses ranging in price from $199,000 to $235,900.

2000-09-18 00:00:00

Completed Plaza De Los Angeles Will Add 35 New Affordable Three-Family Homes in Melrose Section of the Bronx

The Housing Partnership’s role in helping to build 35 new affordable homes in the Melrose section of the Bronx is “another major step in the revitalization of the neighborhood,” said Charles Brass, the Housing Partnership’s President and CEO. Mr. Brass adds that the Housing Partnership and HPD are planning to build 30 more three-family homes through the Partnership New Homes Program. Plaza De Los Angeles, located at Elton Avenue between 156th and 159th streets, was a public/private initiative of the Partnership New Homes program that makes homes available for families with annual incomes between $32,000 and $70,950. In addition to the three-bedroom and two -full bath apartments, owners each enjoy a private rear yard with parking.

2000-11-01 00:00:00

Heron Pond Condominiums Completed

Heron Pond Condominiums, completed in 2000, was a development with 36 two-family homes. The project developer was R. Randy Lee.

2000-11-21 00:00:00

Housing Partnership’s Charles Brass and HPD celebrate a cluster of buildings in Morris Heights that will help transform a drug haven into a safe haven by adding 174 new affordable housing units

Housing Partnership’s President and CEO Charles Brass and HPD celebrate cluster of developments along University Avenue that will add 174 new units of affordable housing built as part of the Neighborhood Entrepreneur Program. The completion marks a turning point in transforming the Morris Heights drug haven into a safe haven.

2001-05-30 00:00:00

The Housing Partnership Announces Designation of Developers for 1,700 Units of Affordable Housing

Under the Housing Partnership’s supervision, qualified developers receive public land and subsidies from HPD to develop one-, two-, and three-family homes for ownership. To date, more than 18,000 homes have been built since the New Homes Program began in 1983. Throughout this period HPD has provided $161 million in subsidies that have leveraged $1.2 billion in government and private financing. The Housing Partnership’s President and CEO, Kathryn S. Wylde, emphasized that “Homeownership gives working families the chance to become larger stakeholders in these revitalized communities.”

2001-11-01 00:00:00

Melrose Commons II Completed

Melrose Commons II is located in the Melrose section of the Bronx. The development contains 30 precast concrete designed homes.

2002-10-25 00:00:00

The Housing Partnership helped overcome financing challenges to bring the first “Green” Affordable Housing Development to the Melrose section of the South Bronx

Housing Partnership President and CEO Kathryn Wylde stated “Green building construction is rare in affordable housing due to the need for additional, up-front capital commitments. These financial obstacles were overcome thanks in part to generous financial support from Deutsche Bank, which provided a three-year, $300,000 grant and $85,000 loan to offset upfront costs.” The Partnership arranged financing and helped coordinate developer MCII Associates and construction team Blue Sea Construction Corp to build 30 three-family homes in Melrose, Bronx. Average price for homes were $289,000 for families earning between $41,258 and $75,000.

2002-10-25 00:00:00


Housing Officials, Community Leaders and Neighborhood Residents Celebrate Completion of Sunflower Way -- a Development of 30 Energy Efficient, Three-Family Homes

2002-11-19 00:00:00

Housing Partnership helps spur economic growth in Harlem with the completion of Bradhurst Court, a mixed-use development providing housing and retail for the community

The Housing Partnership’s President and CEO George Armstrong is proud to increase economic activity with the completion of Bradhurst Court, a 126-unit cooperative on 145th Street and Bradhurst Avenue. Through public and private partnerships the Housing Partnership accessed subsidies that leveraged private financing under the Alliance for Neighborhood Commerce, Homeownership and Revitalization Program (ANCHOR). The development created 45,000 square feet to house the supermarket chain Pathmark, 7,000 square feet of additional retail space, and 126 one-, two-, and three-bedroom cooperative apartments. Units range from $170,000 to $339,000 and will be affordable to households with income levels from $60,000 to $130,000 a year.

2002-11-19 00:00:00


Groundbreaking Ceremony Celebrates First Full-Size Supermarket in Central Harlem and Affordable Housing

2003-11-01 00:00:00

Cyprus Corners Condominiums Completed

Cypress Corners Condominiums were completed with the developer, Hudson. There are 24 units in 4 six-unit buildings in Ridgewood, Queens.

2004-11-01 00:00:00

Dan Martin Joins HPDC

Daniel E. Martin becomes President and CEO of the Housing Partnership Development Corporation in 2004, and is responsible for all of the corporation's day-to-day operations. Mr. Martin has served in executive positions for several banks, including Apple Bank, Roosevelt Savings Bank, Roslyn and New York Community Bank. He received his MBA at Fairfield University's Charles F. Dolan School of Business. He is a graduate of the Graduate School of Retail Bank Management at the University of Virginia's MacIntire School of Business.

2005-09-20 00:00:00


Red Hook Homes will be the largest affordable home-ownership project in the neighborhood’s history.

2005-09-20 00:00:00

The Housing Partnership teams up with Fifth Avenue Committee to create Red Hook Homes, the largest residential development in the neighborhood

Housing Partnership’s President and CEO Dan Martin is proud to partner with Fifth Avenue Committee for this groundbreaking affordable development that will create 60 new affordable homes on a cluster of 18 privately and 4 publicly owned blocks.

2006-11-01 00:00:00

Edgemere Phase II Completed

Edgemere is located in Rockaway Beach along Beach Channel Drive and Rockaway Beach Boulevard between Beach 40th Street and Beach 45th Street. Edgemere Phase II built 80 single-family homes and 30 two-family homes.

2007-06-06 00:00:00

The Housing Partnership President and CEO Dan Martin is proud to help Developers Habitat-NYC find funding sources for its development in Ocean Hill-Brownsville

The Housing Partnership, along with Habitat for Humanity-NYC, broke ground for a LEED certified $13 million dollar condominium development offering 41 units of affordable housing. The Housing Partnership was delighted to take part in rehabilitating abandoned and deteriorated housing stock. Josh Lockwood, Acting Executive Director of Habitat-NYC, is marking the beginning of a new era for Habitat-NYC and its affiliates across the nation by adapting its volunteer building model to large-scale projects. Future homeowners of these condominiums must earn between $35,450 and $56,700 for a family of four and must be willing to add 300 hours per household adult to help build their homes.

2007-08-27 00:00:00

Daniel Martin, President and CEO of the Housing Partnership, poignantly states that dreams can be achieved through partnership, determination and hard work

Housing Partnership President and CEO Dan Martin said, “Homeowner Mr. Moreno demonstrates what one can achieve through hard work and determination. Dreams can be achieved, and the assistance provided to him by the collaboration of the Housing Partnership and our partners played an essential role in making this dream possible.” The Partnership, TNS Development Group Ltd/Great American Construction Corporation, and other public and private partners joined together to celebrate the completion of the Marcy New Homes development consisting of 31 three-family townhomes. The Housing Partnership acquired approximately $1.395 million dollars in subsidies from AHC and also helped fund the development. These townhomes are available to households with annual incomes of $38,700 and $75,000, with a down payment of $14,900.

2007-11-01 00:00:00

Kalahari Completed

Kalahari is a development in Harlem on 116th Street which was built according to U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED Certification standards. The 249-unit mixed-income development includes 120 units for moderate- and middle-income households.

2008-04-20 00:00:00

Casting a Greener Shadow

Dan Martin, President and CEO, attended the ribbon cutting ceremony of Morrisania Homes. The development is the first affordable housing community in New York State.

2008-06-01 00:00:00

Melrose Aurora Condominiums Completed

The Aurora Condominiums development is located at the intersection of Washington and Third Avenues in the Melrose Commons section of the Bronx. The mixed-use development contains 10,000 square feet of retail space and 90 affordable housing rental units.

2008-06-01 00:00:00

St. Ann's Terrace

St. Ann’s Terrace is a 641-unit mixed income rental housing development in the Melrose section of the South Bronx. The project was completed in two phases. The first phase built 166 apartments for households earning between 60% and 80% of the Area Median Income. Phase two produced 314 units for households earning up to 50% and 58% of AMI, including 95 units for formerly homeless tenants.

2009-02-11 00:00:00

Grand Opening of Solara in the Bronx

The Housing Partnership and the NYS Affordable Housing Corporation contributed $6.2 million of the $49.3 million development costs for The Solara. Completion of the development adds 162 new units of affordable housing.

2009-06-11 00:00:00

1,000 New Affordable Homes Available in Outer Boroughs

The Housing Partnership has 1,000 homeownership units for sale in the outer boroughs of New York City. The largest percentage of these homes, with 700 units, is located in Brooklyn’s Crown Heights and East New York neighborhoods. These units are priced as much as 35 percent below market values. Two hundred homeownership units are also available in the Bronx and 75 units are available in Queens.

2009-06-11 00:00:00

Homeownership vs. Rental

In response to the economic slowdown, HPDC is applying its extensive knowledge of affordable homeownership housing to the development and preservation of affordable rental housing. This new business line creates additional opportunities for New York City residents to acquire decent affordable housing.

2009-07-01 00:00:00

Housing Partnership – Slow Real Estate, Soaring Buyers’ Opportunities

Several properties the Housing Partnership holds that would typically be sold through a lottery system are available for sale on the open market to eligible households. They are available because the current economic crisis has resulted in an insufficient number of households applying through the lottery. These developments include the Guy Brewer development in Jamaica, Queens, and Beacon Towers in Harlem. The units will be sold at about 30 percent below market value.

2009-09-28 00:00:00

Maintenance Workshops

Walter Mullins teaches free housing maintenance workshops in Brooklyn, Queens and Long Island.

2009-10-29 00:00:00

The Balton and Douglass Park in Harlem

The Richman Group Development Corporation is partnering with the Housing Partnership and Monadnock Construction, Inc. to build The Balton and Douglass Park project. It consists of 15,000 square feet of retail space, 119 underground parking spots, and 226 mixed-income apartments affordable to families with annual incomes ranging from $30,750 to $99,480 for a family of four. A third building will be developed with 1,000 square feet set aside as community facility space for the local non-profit Harlem Mothers SAVE.

2009-10-29 00:00:00

Water's Edge

Water’s Edge is a 210-unit multiphase development located in Rockaway Beach. The first phase constructed 40 two-family homes and was completed in 2001. Phase Two is building 130 middle-income two- and three-bedroom condominium units.

2010-07-01 00:00:00

Red Hook Homes

Red Hook Homes is the largest affordable homeownership development in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Red Hook. The development is a low- to moderate-income cooperative with 60 units.

2011-12-05 00:00:00

Housing Partnership Home Maintenance Workshop

The Housing Partnership partners with the Margert Community Corporation to offer home maintenance workshops in Far Rockaway, Queens. The workshops are free and provide homeowners with the knowledge and skills to do repairs and renovations themselves. The program saves them hundreds and possibly thousands of dollars they would otherwise have spent on contractors.

2012-01-30 00:00:00

Non-profit inks a lease for Fashion District office

The Housing Partnership moves its office from 450 Seventh Avenue to a Fashion District tower. The nonprofit signed a 10-year lease for the space, located at 242 West 36th Street. Grant Greenspan, a principal at the Kaufman Organization represented Housing Partnership, and Barbara Raskob of the same firm represented the landlord.

The Housing Partnership Development Corporation from 1982 to the Present

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