NYC HPD New Design and Accessibility Standards

March 31, 2021

The Office of Development's Division of Building and Land Development Services (BLDS) and the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) have released a revamped set of Gueslines for Affordable Housing Developments for 2021.

Multifamily new construction, supportive housing, and senior housing developments seeking financial assistance from HPD must comply with the Design Guidelines.

Voluntary Inclusionary Housing (VIH) and Mandatory Inclusionary Housing (MIH) projects, not receiving public subsidies are not required to comply with the guidelines but are subject to zoning ZR 23-154 and the Accessibility Guide.

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