April 12, 2017
New York City will renew its crackdown on unsafe housing and building code violations April 13, when 19 new Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) building code enforcement inspectors graduate from training.
“Each and every day, HPD inspectors fan the five boroughs to ensure that New Yorkers have a safe and quality place to call home,” said Maria Torres-Springer, HPD commissioner. She joined the 19 new inspectors on their last day of training April 11 on a visit to North Shore Plaza in Staten Island, an apartment complex which once had thousands of code violations before a redevelopment was completed in 2014.
The new additions will join 349 inspectors in HPD’s Code Enforcement Division, which performs more than a half-million inspections a year. HPD has also created its Alternative Enforcement Program, also known as the Worst Landlords List, to encourage property owners to follow the law.
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