Archive for Neighborhood Preservation

Play Life of a Building

CHPC is proud to present “Life of a Building“, an online educational game showing the challenges of keeping an old rental building in good financial and physical health. Play the game and see if you can make it to 15 years! To read more about the game, click here. 




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A housing curriculum for public schools


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In the 1980’s housing in New York City was, in many ways, sick. Tens of thousands of units had been abandoned, New York City was still near the brink of bankruptcy and the federal government was backing away from its historical commitment to housing. HPD was a relatively new agency at the time and it had few tools in its toolbox to tackle the huge housing problems it faced. The agency, however, had a philosophical underpinning that healthy buildings made healthy neighborhoods and its staff had the creativity to experiment with new ideas. If tenants …

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