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

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.

August 24, 2020 Press Release

NEW YORK, NYCongressman Adriano Espaillat (NY-13) released the following statement in recognition of Harlem Week 2020:

April 10, 2020 Press Release

NEW YORK, NY - Representatives Adriano Espaillat (NY-13) and Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04), along with 49 of their colleagues led a letter to House and Senate leadership today urging them to include $100 billion for emergency rental assistance in the next emergency stimulus package to help people stay in their homes. A comparable provision was included in the COVID-19 stimulus bill drafted by the House, but it did not make it into the final CARES Act. 

February 27, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DCRepresentatives Adriano Espaillat (D-NY) and Resident Commissioner Jenniffer González-Colón (R- PR) lauded the unanimous approval of the Housing Survivors of Major Disasters Act at today’s House of Representatives Transportation and Infrastructure Committee mark-up.

October 18, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Adriano Espaillat (NY-13), joined by members of the New York congressional delegation and advocates, issued the following statement after submission of his comments filed earlier today in opposition to proposed changes to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) use of disparate impact:


June 4, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.Representative Adriano Espaillat (NY-13) issued the following statement today on passage of a $19.1B disaster aid package. The legislation was approved by a 354-58 vote.