Bronx heavily represented on HPD’s list of 250 ‘worst’ apartment buildings


The city’s Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) is putting the pressure on owners of 250 of New York City’s “worst” apartment buildings accounting for roughly 39,000 open violations and $3.4 million in unpaid emergency repairs to fix a laundry list of neglected housing code violations.

Among the 250 buildings selected by HPD, the Bronx has the highest amount of total households listed at 2,006, and second-most buildings at 75.

Through its Alternate Enforcement Program (AEP), HPD identifies and selects buildings in the city accruing major housing code violations, including unaddressed mold and heat outages, and puts the onus on building managers and owners to address said violations within a few months notice.