New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development

Monitoring of New York City Mitchell-Lama Waiting Lists

The New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) supervises 126 privately owned and privately managed housing developments that were created under the New York State Private Housing Finance Law (the Mitchell-Lama Law). Apartments in these developments are rented or sold through waiting lists maintained by the private housing companies. The waiting lists are to meet certain requirements and are to be monitored by HPD. We audited HPD’s monitoring practices and found that they were generally adequate. However, at two of the ten housing developments that we visited, apartments had been given to tenants who were not on the waiting lists. We recommended that certain improvements be made in HPD’s monitoring practices.

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