Local Government

NYPD Chief of Community Affairs

Updated 2/9/18

Nilda Hofmann
Chief of Community Affairs
Email: CommunityAffairs@NYPD.org
Twitter handle @NYPDCommAffairs

The role of NYPD Community Affairs is to engage and build relationships with the community.


NYPD Neighborhood Coordination Officers

NYPD Neighborhood Coordination Officers (NCO), you can look them up (by Sector) at:

17th Pct nyc.gov/site/nypd/bureaus/patrol/precincts/17th-precinct.page

13th Pct nyc.gov/site/nypd/bureaus/patrol/precincts/13th-precinct.page

Midtown South nyc.gov/site/nypd/bureaus/patrol/precincts/midtown-south-precinct.page


NYPD Scam Hotline

This is meant to help those who receive requests for money to verify whether the request is a scam or not.


Office of Cannabis Management

Attachment: Office of Cannabis Management power point (December 2022)

Related Document: NYxBH3AD.pdf


Online Learning opportunities from the Small Business Association (SBA)

FREE courses available online

Online courses: https://www.sba.gov/business-guide
Learning center: https://www.sba.gov/course/


Program for Seniors at Risk of Eviction: Assigned Counsel Project

Program for Seniors at Risk of Eviction: Assigned Counsel Project

New Yorkers aged 60 or older who are at risk of being evicted from their residences may be eligible for free legal services through the Assigned Counsel Project. This is an initiative of the New York City Department for the Aging (DFTA), the Civil Court of the City of New York Access to Justice Program, and the New York City Human Resources Administration office of Civil Justice (OCJ).

Read more details about the program on DFTA’s website www1.nyc.gov/site/dfta/services/housing-support.page. If you believe you qualify, please contact 311 and ask for the City’s Tenant Helpline or email civiljustice@hra.nyc.gov.


Public Advocate Jumaane Williams

The Office of the Public Advocate assists with complaints and inquiries involving government-related services and regulations. #GetHelp

Telephone Hotline: 212-669-7250

Email: GetHelp@advocate.nyc.go


Request a City Bench

The New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) is installing benches around the city, particularly at bus stops, retail corridors, and in areas with high concentrations of senior citizens.

The sidewalk must be at least 12 feet wide from building to curb face for backed benches. For backless benches at bus stops, the sidewalk must be at least 14 feet wide. Other clearance requirements also apply.


Richard N. Gottfried (D) – Member of the Assembly – 75th Assembly District

District Office:

214 West 29th Street
Suite 1002
New York, NY 10001


Telephone: 212-807-7900

Fax: 212-243-2035

Email: GottfriedR@nyassembly.gov


SCRIE Senior Citizen Rent Increase Exemption

The Senior Citizen Rent Increase Exemption (SCRIE, also known as the NYC Rent Freeze Program) freezes the rent for head-of-household seniors 62 and older who live in rent-regulated apartments. In order to satisfy the income eligibility requirement, the senior’s household income must be $50,000 or less.

Landlords are given a property tax abatement credit applied to their property tax bill in the same amount as the increase that the tenant is exempted from paying.

For forms and more details on eligibility:

http://www1.nyc.gov/site/rentfreeze/index.page 

Forms for landlords:

http://www1.nyc.gov/site/finance/benefits/landlords-scrie.page