Integrated Physical Needs Assessment
Affordable multifamily building owners who seek access to New York State’s housing authority preservation programs often must complete an Integrated Physical Needs Assessment (IPNA). An IPNA is a property evaluation tool that integrates energy, water, and health assessments into a holistic document. Using an approved IPNA Provider [PDF] to assess the building’s existing conditions, the Provider will identify deficiencies, recommend improvements and identify construction costs for those improvements.
Jointly developed and released by the NYC Housing Development Corporation (HDC), New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD), and the New York State Homes and Community Renewal (HCR). NYSERDA assists these agencies in maintaining the IPNA.
The IPNA includes a written report capturing the narrative details of the property and property evaluation tool capturing details of the assessment. Submission of the IPNA may be needed to fulfill one of the affordable housing agency’s funding requirements. Building owners can also use the information within the IPNA to build a robust capital improvement plan for their property.
Listed below are the New York State affordable housing agencies where you can learn more about different preservation programs, IPNA requirements, and submission details.
- New York State Homes and Community Renewal (HCR)
- HCR’s Existing Building Sustainability Guidelines [IPNA is a requirement for Moderate Rehabilitations Level 1 and Level 2]
- New York City Housing Preservation and Development (HPD)
- New York City Housing Development Corporation (HDC)
To complete an IPNA, please work with a Provider team from the IPNA Pre-Qualified List (updated March 23, 2022).