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

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.


April 4, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Representative Adriano Espaillat (NY-13) released the following statement following House passage of the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), a landmark bill that ushered in transformative progress to protect all Americans from violence and abuse, and continues to provide essential support to victims, survivors and communities to ensure they have the legal tools and resources necessary to seek justice and receive care. 


February 21, 2019 Press Release

NEW YORK, NY – This week, Representative Adriano Espaillat (NY-13) provided an overview of his legislative priorities, agenda for the 116th Congress, and record accomplishments on behalf of New York’s 13th congressional district during this year’s State of the District event held on Tuesday evening at the Our Children’s Foundation, Inc. This year marked Rep. Espaillat’s third annual State of the District address since he was sworn into Congress in 2017.

January 24, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Adriano Espaillat (NY-13) released the following statement in support of federal workers urging New York landlords to waive monthly late fees for residents impacted by the Trump shutdown. 

September 20, 2018 Press Release

NEW YORK, N.Y. – Today, Rep. Adriano Espaillat (NY-13) released the following statement and video to mark the anniversary of Hurricane Maria, which made landfall on Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands on September 20, 2017.


August 15, 2018 In The News