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7A Management Program (7A)

Under the 7A Management Program (7A), the Housing Part of the Civil Court of the City of New York appoints non-profit or for-profit administrators to operate privately-owned buildings that have been abandoned by their owners. A 7A administrator might also be appointed against the will of the owner after the petition of one third of the tenants in the building, or if HPD asks the courts to appoint an administrator due to numerous housing code violations. The appointed administrators, experienced housing organizations rather than individuals, are selected to provide 7A management services. The organizations act under court order to collect rents and may use the money to make necessary repairs. The organizations must be housing organizations that have been in business three years or more and are free of major housing code violations in buildings they own or operate. The organization must currently manage at least 50 dwelling units in the five boroughs of New York City and average 100 or more during the past three years. A minimum of 50 dwelling units in the applicant’s current management portfolio must be under the jurisdiction of the New York State Homes and Community Renewal. In some 7A buildings, HPD offers a limited amount of 7A Financial Assistance (7AFA) to repair or replace major systems or make other repairs.

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  • Alternative Name(s): 7A Financial Assistance
  • Supply/Demand: Supply
  • Category: Land and Financing
  • Scale: Medium Scale (between 1,000 and 4,999 units)
  • Timeframe: 1965 - Present
  • Construction Type: Rehabilitation
  • Developers/Owners: Non-profit, For-profit

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