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Identifying Efficiencies

A Study of HPD Supportive Housing Development Costs

This 2011 report details the unique costs associated with building supportive housing and pinpoints several distinct opportunities for cost savings. It represents the culmination of interviews focus groups and meetings between nonprofit developers, architects and contracts who build New York City Department of Housing Preservation & Development (HPD) supportive housing. Designed as a conversation starter for the supportive housing community the the study explores how organizations can work together and with the city to ensure that supportive housing remains sturdy and attractive while also cost-effective to build. It includes concrete action items to help ensure that supportive housing continues to thrive in New York.

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