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Youth Employment Program (YEP)

The Youth Employment Program (YEP) was a joint program between the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) and the Department of Employment. It funded local non-profits to train “at risk” youth in construction trades by participating in the construction of affordable housing. Participants worked to rehabilitate vacant in-rem buildings while simultaneously receiving remedial education and construction skills. After rehabilitation was complete, the buildings were sold to local non-profit sponsors for a below market-rate sales price, allowing them to rent completed units to homeless and low-income households.

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  • Supply/Demand: Supply
  • Category: Land and Financing
  • Scale: Small Scale (between 1 and 999 units)
  • Timeframe: 1985 - 1989
  • Occupancy tenure: Rental
  • Construction Type: Rehabilitation
  • Building Type: Multi-family
  • Developers/Owners: Non-profit
  • Income Restrictions: Extremely Low-income, Low-income
  • Special Populations: Homeless Individuals

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