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Shaping the NYC Skyline


In this episode, we had the privilege of talking to Kim Darga, Deputy Commissioner for Development at the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD). With an impressive tenure of over 16 years at HPD, Kim offers an unparalleled insight into the agency’s dedicated efforts to combat the affordable housing crisis facing New York City.

Our conversation delves into the innovative solutions and creative problem-solving that Kim and her team are relentlessly pursuing to navigate the complex landscape of urban development and housing affordability. Despite facing numerous challenges and legislative hurdles, HPD is forging ahead, actively collaborating with developers and property owners, seeking their input in an effort to tailor programs to the community’s needs. Kim highlights HPD’s deep commitment to addressing the housing crisis in the ever-expanding city, emphasizing HPD’s diverse departments and the critical partnerships forged with the development community that are vital to the city’s housing future.

We also explore HPD’s latest initiatives, illustrating the agency’s remarkable adaptability and responsiveness to the evolving housing landscape. This conversation offers listeners a rare opportunity to gain profound insights from Kim Darga’s wealth of experience, shedding light on HPD’s instrumental role in spurring the building of affordable housing and Shaping the NYC Skyline.

Our conversation with Kim is packed with valuable insights, including:

  • The complexities and challenges of building and financing affordable housing
  • HPD’s cutting-edge approaches for addressing NYC’s affordable housing crisis
  • The crucial role of public-private partnerships in facilitating housing development
  • The anticipated impacts on housing of various proposed regulatory reforms
  • and more . . .

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