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

July 19, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC — El congresista Adriano Espaillat (NY-13) emitió los siguientes comentarios durante el proceso de finalización en el pleno del proyecto de ley de financiación del gobierno en Transporte, Vivienda y Desarrollo Urbano (THUD) para el año fiscal 2022, donde destacó que varias de sus prioridades se incluyeron en el proyecto de ley.

July 19, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC — Representative Adriano Espaillat (NY-13) delivered the following remarks during the full House Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development (THUD) markup of Fiscal Year 2022 government funding bills, where he highlighted a number of his priorities that were included in the bill.

Watch video of Rep. Espaillat’s remarks during consideration of the THUD annual funding bill.

July 16, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Hoy, los congresistas Adriano Espaillat (NY-13) y Ritchie Torres (NY-15) emitieron las siguientes declaraciones elogiando la inclusión de un lenguaje en el proyecto de ley de apropiaciones de Transporte, Vivienda y Desarrollo Urbano, y Agencias Relacionadas (T-HUD) para el año fiscal 2022, que reduce las restricciones sobre los fondos de reserva de la agencia de vivienda pública (PHA) y permite que se utilicen para vales adicionales de elección de vivienda de Sección 8.

July 16, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC -- Today, Representatives Adriano Espaillat (NY-13) and Ritchie Torres (NY-15) issued the following statements hailing the inclusion of language in the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies (T-HUD) Fiscal Year 2022 appropriations bill that eases restrictions on public housing agency (PHA) reserve funds and allows them to be used for additional Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers.

July 16, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Hoy, los congresistas Adriano Espaillat (NY-13) y Ritchie Torres (NY-15) emitieron las siguientes declaraciones elogiando la inclusión de un lenguaje en el proyecto de ley de apropiaciones de Transporte, Vivienda y Desarrollo Urbano, y Agencias Relacionadas (T-HUD) para el año fiscal 2022, que reduce las restricciones sobre los fondos de reserva de la agencia de vivienda pública (PHA) y permite que se utilicen para vales adicionales de elección de vivienda de Sección 8.

July 16, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Representatives Adriano Espaillat (NY-13) and Ritchie Torres (NY-15) issued the following statements hailing the inclusion of language in the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies (T-HUD) Fiscal Year 2022 appropriations bill that eases restrictions on public housing agency (PHA) reserve funds and allows them to be used for additional Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers.

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.

March 11, 2021 Press Release

NEW YORK, NY – Today, Representative Adriano Espaillat (NY-13) released the following statement following the passage of the American Rescue Plan Act, a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package that will deliver vital aid to millions of Americans:

 

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.