Local Law 45 of 2014

Local Law 45 of 2014 requires certain property owners to post a notice about the availability of a housing information guide for tenants and owners in a conspicuous place within view of the area in the multiple dwelling to which mail is delivered. The Department of Housing Preservation and Development is required under the law to promulgate rules related to the form of the notice and penalties for failure to comply with these legal requirements. HPD’s rules were recently finalized on how to comply with the posting requirements.

In effect currently, failure to post the notice will result in a class A violation. A civil penalty of $250 may be imposed for failure to comply with this requirement. Inspectors will be verifying that the signage is appropriately posted on all inspections.

The housing information guide that is referenced in the notice is called the ABCs of Housing. You can obtain a copy of the ABCs in the following languages using the links provided below:

English: http://www1.nyc.gov/assets/hpd/downloads/pdf/ABCs-housing-singlepg.pdf

Spanish: http://www1.nyc.gov/assets/hpd/downloads/pdf/renter-resources/ES_ABC_Of_Housing.pdf

Standard Chinese: http://www1.nyc.gov/assets/hpd/downloads/pdf/renter-resources/SC_ABC_Of_Housing.pdf

Korean: http://www1.nyc.gov/assets/hpd/downloads/pdf/renter-resources/KO_ABC_Of_Housing.pdf

Haitian Creole http://www1.nyc.gov/assets/hpd/downloads/pdf/renter-resources/HC_ABC_Of_Housing.pdf

Russian http://www1.nyc.gov/assets/hpd/downloads/pdf/renter-resources/RU_ABC_Of_Housing.pdf

Arabic http://www1.nyc.gov/assets/hpd/downloads/pdf/renter-resources/AR_ABC_Of_Housing.pdf

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