Housing

Housing is at the core of the American Dream, and unfortunately the aspiration to own your own home is at risk of slipping further away from the hands of working class and middle class families. As a former tenant organizer, Congressmember Adriano Espaillat brings the heart, knowledge, and fight for housing rights to the halls of Congress.

One of his first priorities is to mitigate the impact that gentrification has on low-income renters. The 13th Congressional district has the most units in the city (and therefore the nation); and has the second most residents in terms of population. He understands the need to protect low-income renters from being displaced from their homes.

That is why Rep. Adriano Espaillat plans to introduce the “Stop Gentrification in Low-Income Neighborhoods Act,” which would, if enacted, offer the right of first refusal to low-income tenants, require landlords to produce a community impact study on development effects to low-income renters and nearby small businesses, and would offer relocation assistance.

As the Chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus’ Transportation, Housing, and Infrastructure Task Force, Congressmember Adriano Espaillat plans to bring affordable housing funding to the forefront of legislative issues that need to be tackled.

Congressmember Espaillat is pushing for protect renter’s rights and support appropriate levels of capital funding for public housing, ensure the public health and environmental sustainability of homes and public housing, continuing to upgrade and maintain American infrastructure.

More on Housing

April 28, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC -- Representative Adriano Espaillat (NY-13) released the following statement in support of President Joe Biden’s first address to Congress.

Watch Rep. Espaillat's pre-joint address remarks.

January 27, 2021 Press Release

NEW YORK, NY –El congresista Adriano Espaillat (NY-13) ha sido designado para formar parte de tres paneles clave en el Comité de Apropiaciones de la Cámara de Representantes que supervisan los fondos para los programas federales de vivienda, transporte y ayuda exterior, así como las operaciones de la rama legislativa.

January 27, 2021 Press Release

NEW YORK, NY - Representative Adriano Espaillat (NY-13) has been appointed to serve on three key panels on House Appropriations Committee that oversee funding for federal housing, transportation and foreign aid programs, as well as operations of the legislative branch. A former member of the House Foreign Affairs and Transportation and Infrastructure committees, Espaillat will continue to play a key role in our nations diplomatic efforts as well as in a forthcoming infrastructure investment package.

December 22, 2020 Press Release

NEW YORK, NY -- The New York State Division of Homes and Community Renewal (HCR) has reopened the COVID Rent Relief Program and will be accepting new applications through Monday, February 1, 2021.  The program’s eligibility criteria have been expanded to provide rent relief to more New Yorkers.  Individuals who applied during the previous application window and were denied, do not need to apply again.  Those applications are being reviewed again.  Additionally, applications from individuals who have not received a response from the HCR are being reviewed under the new crite

December 22, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Hoy, el congresista Adriano Espaillat (NY-13) anunció una serie de victorias en políticas clave y financiamientos importantes en la legislación que establece el gasto federal.

El proyecto de ley, que se convertirá en ley como parte de un paquete de financiamiento del gobierno de fin de año, incluye miles de millones de dólares para programas y prioridades que Espaillat ha avanzado en los últimos años.

December 22, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC -- Today, Representative Adriano Espaillat (NY-13) announced a series of key policy and funding wins in legislation setting federal spending.

The bill, which is slated to become law as part of a year-end government funding package, includes billions of dollars for programs and priorities Espaillat has advanced over the past few years.

November 18, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Hoy, el congresista Adriano Espaillat (NY-13) y la senadora federal Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) instaron al Senado a tomar medidas inmediatas sobre la Ley de Viviendas para Sobrevivientes de Grandes Desastres, un proyecto de ley bipartidista que encabezaron con la Rep.

November 18, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Representative Adriano Espaillat (NY-13) and U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) urged the Senate to take swift action on the Housing Survivors of Major Disasters Act, a bipartisan bill they led with Rep. Jenniffer González Colón (PR-At-Large) which clarifies and modernizes federal housing assistance programs used in Puerto Rico and elsewhere after natural disasters, which was passed by the House of Representatives this afternoon:

September 22, 2020 Press Release

NEW YORK, NY – Hoy, el congresista Adriano Espaillat (NY-13) anunció una serie de eventos semanales de participación comunitaria a partir de esta semana, que se llevarán a cabo hasta el mes de octubre de 2020 en Harlem, Washington Heights y El Bronx. El Rep. Espaillat estará acompañado por funcionarios electos, líderes comunitarios y organizaciones locales durante de cada evento.

September 22, 2020 Press Release


NEW YORK, NY – Today, Representative Adriano Espaillat (NY-13) announced a weekly series of community engagement events starting this week that will be held through the month of October 2020 throughout Harlem, Washington Heights and the Bronx. Rep. Espaillat will be joined by a slate of elected officials, community leaders and location organizations during each event location.