As part of the city’s 10-year New Housing Marketplace Plan, created in 2003, the city assessed the potential of all underutilized, publicly owned sites to incorporate affordable homes on the premises. The city’s Department of Housing Preservation and Development worked with a wide range of city and state agencies to acquire underutilized and surplus sites for affordable housing development. These sites include a historic public school in East Harlem and other Department of Education properties, underutilized parking lots owned by the Department of Transportation, a former hospital on Staten Island and surplus land at a Brooklyn psychiatric hospital.

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Lisa Talma, Office of Development, New York City Housing Preservation and Development
Email: [email protected]