The Alternative Enforcement Program (AEP) is an enforcement program. 

The program is:

  • Meant to improve housing conditions
  • For apartment buildings that have many housing maintenance code violations
  • Through the Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD)

Frequent inspections are performed to:

  • Monitor correction of violations
  • Issue Orders to Correct, if the owner fails to act

The program also allows HPD to make repairs and replace building systems, if necessary.

Property owners can avoid participation in AEP by:

  • Properly maintaining their building
  • Submitting a current and valid property registration to HPD
  • Correcting and certifying all HPD violations

HPD will let the following know if their building was chosen to be in the program:

  • Registered owners
  • Managing agents
  • Tenants

If your building is picked for AEP, you must participate.


Learn more about the Alternative Enforcement Program (AEP) or get a list of AEP buildings.

By Phone

Tenants and owners can learn more or schedule an appointment.

Call 311 or 212-NEW-YORK (212-639-9675) for help.

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