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.
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NEW YORK, N.Y. – Today, Rep. Adriano Espaillat (NY-13) released the following statement on a new report conducted by the New England Journal of Medicine indicating the death toll in Puerto Rico has reached nearly 5,000 in the wake of Hurricane Maria.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Adriano Espaillat (NY-13) leads the Democratic Members of the New York City congressional delegation in a letter in opposition to the newly released “Making Affordable Housing Work Act” by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and Secretary Ben Carson.
NEW YORK, N.Y. – This past weekend, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer (D-NY) and U.S. Representative Adriano Espaillat (D-NY-13) were joined by local city and community leaders during a press conference on their successful passage to secure federal funding for Lakeview Apartments and efforts to keep the development affordable for residents.
NEW YORK, N.Y. – Today, Congressman Adriano Espaillat and Congresswoman Jenniffer González-Colón released the following statement to introduce the Housing Victims of Major Disasters Act. As we approach nearly seven months since Hurricane Maria first made landfall, this bill will help assist many of our fellow United States citizens of Puerto Rico who are still struggling to obtain basic and livable housing following the storm.
NEW YORK, N.Y. – Today, Congressman Adriano Espaillat (NY-13) issued the following statement regarding news of Shola Olatoye’s resignation as chairperson of the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA).
“Thank you outgoing chairwoman Shola Olatoye for four years of service with NYCHA, a critical and valuable resource to New Yorkers that has served hundreds of thousands of residents in public housing throughout the City’s five boroughs,” said Congressman Adriano Espaillat (NY-13).
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Adriano Espaillat (NY-13) released the following statement regarding the increase to federal funding allocated for HUD, New York housing and NYCHA.