Housing in Queens
The Queens Borough President is committed to
the twin goals of creating new affordable housing and to
preserving and enhancing the existing housing stock.
The Director of Housing
is responsible for advising the Borough President and her Executive
Staff on matters related to housing. The Director of Housing serves
as the Borough President's liaison to City, State and Federal authorities
who make or influence housing policy; initiates and/or coordinates
emerging housing policy and legislation and serves as the Borough's
central community resource for housing-related information.
Cooperative and Condominium Task Force
The Cooperative and Condominium Task Force whose mission is to stabilize
the borough’s co-ops and condominiums units. Meets on demand.
Tenants Task Force
The Tenants Task Force’s mission is to coordinate and
disseminate information to tenant associations and tenant leaders.
Apartment Conversion Task Force
The Illegal Apartment Conversion Task Force whose mission
is to monitor the effectiveness of the existing laws, provide a forum
for concerns to be aired and disseminate information to members.
Meets on demand. The Borough President has published a guide to help
homeowners, landlords and tenants understand their rights.
The office's functions
Planning and coordinating the
development and preservation of housing
creating and/or tailoring
programs to facilitate
the development of affordable
Working with developers, government
agencies, non-profit organizations and the
community-based housing service providers to
develop new programs.
Resolving complex problems
Assisting tenants and tenant
associations obtain necessary services/repairs.
workshops on illegal conversions
and home/co-op ownership.
Assisting financially troubled co-ops with work-outs.
Preserving and enhancing public housing