New York City Government Information: Housing & Real Estate


Department of Buildings

Includes building codes, 

  • Buildings Information System
    Access building profiles for NYC, including the detailed status of complaints, number of violations issued against the building, landmark status, community board district, health district, etc.

Automated City Register Information System (ACRIS)
The Automated City Register Information System (ACRIS) supports the Office of the City Register in recording and maintaining official documents related to real estate, including deeds, mortgages and leases. ACRIS allows you to search property records and view document images for Manhattan, Queens, Bronx, and Brooklyn from 1966 to the present.


Consolidated Plan. Annual.
The City's community profile and Five-year strategic plan for the use of U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Community Development Block Grant and other housing entitlement programs funds.

Department of Housing Preservation and Development

  • New York City Housing and Vacancy Survey (NYCHVS)
    A triennial survey performed in New York City by the U.S. Census Bureau. The HVS contains comprehensive data on housing, neighborhoods and tenant demographics. Three series of data are produced from each HVS: Person, Vacant, and Occupied Housing. Most recent survey available from the U.S. Census Bureau. Visualizations and additional research available at NYCHVS. Supplements and historical publications available via Columbia University Libraries
  • See the Housing Plan for current initiatives around the city.

Rent Guidelines Board

  • Housing Research
    Includes reports on housing supply, income, cost and prive index. Includes Housing NYC: Rents, Markets and Trends, and its predecessor, Rent Stabilized Housing in NYC. Reports from 1991 to present.