What We Do

Working with Developers

Sustainability Solutions

Affordable Housing Compliance

Homeownership Counseling

Working with Developers

We enable developers to access a range of affordable housing initiatives. Additionally, we assist in securing government subsidies and providing pre-development loans to support the development of affordable homes.

Project Sponsorship

Throughout our 35-year history, the Housing Partnership has been a trusted partner with strong working relationships with city, state, and federal housing agencies with the experience to shepherd affordable housing projects to closing and beyond. We can acquire and hold title to projects on behalf of developers and owners for the duration of the regulatory period, enabling the development to benefit from a variety of tax exemptions or abatements, ultimately contributing to project feasibility and affordability.

Securing Subsidies and Certifications

The Housing Partnership has been a leader in NYC affordable homeownership since it was established in 1982, and we have worked closely with the NYS Affordable Housing Corporation (AHC) for the duration of our long history. We can secure grant subsidies from AHC, as well as additional federal, state and city capital and entitlements to be used for affordable homeownership and rental developments, helping deliver single family, cooperative, condominium, and rental housing projects.

Developer Loan Fund

Through our affiliated community development fund institution, Community Partnership Development Corporation (CPDC), we assist small and emerging locally based developers, as well as community-based nonprofits, with pre-development loans for affordable housing projects. CPDC’s streamlined loan origination process plays a key role for developers seeking to prepare sites for construction loan closings or close financing gaps.

Get in Touch

If you are a developer and interested in learning more about our services, please contact a member of our team:

Daniel Martin
President & CEO
Esther Toporovsky
Executive Vice President
Nadja Alvarado
Vice President of Real Estate

Sustainability Solutions

We are focusing on the intersection of affordable housing and energy investment. We analyze solar and energy investment opportunities across portfolios of affordable housing assets and partner with housing owners to execute on those projects.

We believe that everyone, regardless of income, should have access to homes that are comfortable, healthy, and energy efficient. We understand that affordable housing faces unique challenges in making energy investments, and we offer solutions specifically tailored to this market.

Our service offerings fall under three major categories…

Portfolio-wide Solar Investment

We take a portfolio-scale approach to solar investment. We focus primarily on better utilizing the rooftops on existing affordable housing assets to generate new revenue for housing owners, while simultaneously unlocking the benefits of solar to low-income tenants. We structure deals in a way that works with the nuances of affordable housing finance and delivers excellent returns to owners. We support affordable housing owners as a partner through the entire project development process.

Our services include:

  • Evaluating affordable housing assets for solar investment opportunities
  • Recommending deal structures that provide the most significant benefit to the housing owners, residents, and other interested parties
  • Scoping solar designs, sizing, and pricing
  • Procuring a package of grant funds
  • Connecting partners to debt and equity options
  • Recommending vendors
  • Financial Modeling
  • Managing vendors
  • Helping partners meet NY’s CLPCA carbon neutrality goals

Portfolio-wide Energy Investment

We partner with housing owners in a similar way to our solar development work by co-developing energy projects across multiple properties in a portfolio. Our approach delivers significant returns to housing owners, energy/utility savings at the individual properties for owners and residents, and a mechanism to meet NYC’s aggressive goals laid out in the Climate Mitigation Act.

Our services include:

  • Evaluating affordable housing assets for energy efficiency investment opportunities
  • Recommending deal structures that provide the most significant benefit to the housing owners, residents, and other interested parties
  • Financial Modeling
  • Scoping energy projects and pricing
  • Connecting partners to debt and equity options
  • Procuring a package of grant funds
  • Recommending vendors
  • Managing vendors
  • Helping partners to meet NYC’s Climate Mobilization Act’s Greenhouse Gas reduction targets

Affordable Housing Energy & Climate Advocacy

We create market solutions to incorporate sustainability into “business as usual” affordable housing development. We do this by acting as a public-private bridge between the private housing owners developing new projects in the market and the public agencies allocating energy funding to support those projects. Unlocking access to energy and climate programs for affordable housing creates equitable solutions to meet aggressive climate goals.

Currently we serve as a cross-agency and cross-coordinator to meet New York State’s energy goals by doing the following:

  • Coordinating multi-agency efforts to electricity and perform aggressive greenhouse gas reductions by retrofitting 5,000 affordable housing units across New York State through a partnership between NYSERDA and NYSHCR
  • Reducing administration cost associated with integrating energy grants into affordable housing projects
  • Delivering grant funds and debt solutions in a manner that housing owners find most effective
  • Pushing the envelope of new technologies to more cost effectively meet energy conservation goals

Get In Touch

If you are a developer or property owner interested in learning more about our Sustainability Solutions, please contact a member of our team:

Esther Toporovsky
President HP Sustainable Solutions
Jared Lang
Senior Advisor
Kathleen Berube
Senior Project Manager

Affordable Housing Compliance

We ensure affordable housing developments meet regulatory requirements in resident selection. We have expertise in outreach, lottery administration, eligibility verification and ongoing compliance.

Administering Agent & Marketing Monitor Services

We are an HPD approved Inclusionary Housing Administering Agent and Monitoring Agent.  Our staff are experts in the compliance requirements for HPD/HDC Marketing, Affirmative Fair Housing, Inclusionary Housing, AIRS, Low Income Housing Tax Credits, and Affordable New York/421-A.  You can rely on our affordable housing expertise, professional staff and long-term relationship with HPD/HDC to make sure your project meets its program requirements.

Marketing Agent Services

We are an HPD approved Marketing Agent. We have successfully leased more than 1,000 apartments and sold more than 15,000 condominium, cooperatives and homes. We can create and implement your project’s marketing plan and process applicant files fairly and efficiently as required by HPD/HDC marketing. In choosing the Housing Partnership, you are choosing peace of mind knowing that your project’s affordable housing lease-up or home sales are in capable hands, insuring compliance and delivering your project in a timely, orderly, professional manner.

Get in Touch

For more information, please contact a member of our team:

Shelia Martin
Chief Operating Officer
John Abramo
Vice President

Homeownership Counseling

Buying a home is a big step – and deciding where to live is one of the biggest decisions you will ever make. Now is the time to prepare yourself with the necessary information that will enable you to make the right home purchase decision. Our housing counseling programs provide all the necessary tools for first-time homebuyers to navigate the home purchase process. All education and counseling programs are conducted by one of our HUD Certified Housing Counselors.

First Time Home Buyer Education

We offer a U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) Approved online education course that provides an unbiased comprehensive overview of the home purchase process to help create knowledgeable and default-resilient buyers ready for a lifetime of homeownership.

Topics Covered Include:
• Importance of Credit
• Determining How Much House You Can Afford
• The Mortgage Process
• Working with a Real Estate Broker
• Role of an Attorney
• Importance of Inspections & Insurance
• Assistance Programs
• And MORE!

A Certificate of Completion will be awarded upon successful completion of both homebuyer education course and pre-purchase counseling.

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Pre-Purchase Counseling

Being able to afford a home is about more than just making a mortgage payment. Our HUD Certified Housing Counselors provide individualized one-on-one counseling to first-time homebuyers seeking to purchase their first home. Counseling includes a mortgage readiness assessment; credit report and score analysis; creating of an affordable budget; an individualized action plan with set short-and-long term goals; referrals to lenders, real estate professional, attorneys and home inspectors; and eligibility determination for available grant and assistance programs.

Note: Counseling is required for all grant and assistance programs!

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Landlord and Tenant Training

As a complement to the Homebuyer Counseling and Education course, we offer a Landlord and Tenant Training program for clients purchasing 2-4 family homes that provides basic knowledge of the rights and responsibilities of being a good landlord.

Topics Covered Include:
• Minimizing Your Liability & Costs
• Best Practices for Tenant Selection
• Negotiating & Signing Leases
• Local Rental Regulations
• Overview of the Eviction Process
• Fair Housing & Discrimination Laws
• Special Landlord/Tenant Laws for the State of New York

Participants will receive a detailed resource guide and will be awarded a certification of completion. Landlord/Tenant training is a requirement for all clients purchasing a multi-family home with a CRA mortgage.

Contact us for more information and course access instructions:

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Post-Purchase Education

You’ve bought the house, now what? Our Post-Purchase course is designed to help you understand what happens after you move into your new home. Learn about financial planning for your new home’s expenses, expected maintenance costs, tax benefits, and when and who to contact if financial hardship happens unexpectedly. Your first home is a life changing event, so take the right steps to make it an easy transition from renting to owning for life.

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Don’t know where to start?

Attend one of our 90-Minute Home Buying 101 Webinars specifically designed for first time homebuyers! Register today for an upcoming webinar to navigate the home buying process, mortgage products, down payment assistance and more.

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Get in Touch

For more information, please contact a member of our team:

Emily McIntosh
Director of Homeownership Education
Kevin Washington
HUD Certified Housing Counselor

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Did you know?

The New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) established the HomeFirst Down Payment Assistance Program, which provides qualified homebuyers with up to $40,000 toward the down payment or closing costs on a 1-4 family home, a condominium, or a cooperative in one of the five boroughs of New York City. Find out if you’re eligible.

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