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

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
August 8, 2018 Press Release

NEW YORK, N.Y. – Today, Rep. Adriano Espaillat (NY-13) responded to questions asked by constituents during the community forum he hosted earlier this month regarding the plan to rezone Inwood. A vote on the rezoning plan is expected today.

August 7, 2018 Press Release

NEW YORK, NY – Today, Representative Adriano Espaillat (NY-13) released the following statement on the proposal to rezone Inwood and the pending vote by the New York City Council.

August 7, 2018 Press Release

NEW YORK, N.Y. – Saturday, August 11th at 10:00 a.m., Representative Adriano Espaillat (NY-13) will host a ceremony in honor of New York City Councilman Stanley Michels to rename the United States Post Office facility located at 4558 Broadway the “Stanley Michels Post Office Building.”

July 23, 2018 Press Release

NEW YORK, NY – Representative Adriano Espaillat (NY-13) joined by Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer will hold an Inwood Rezoning Community Forum on Wednesday, August 1st starting at 6:00 p.m. at the Washington Heights Academy located at 202 Sherman Avenue, New York, NY 10034.

June 29, 2018 Press Release

NEW YORK, N.Y. – Tomorrow, Saturday, June 30th starting at 2:00 p.m., Representative Adriano Espaillat (NY-13) and local leaders will visit New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) developments slated to undergo renovations under the Rental Assistance Demonstration program throughout the district.

New York City recently announced a rollout of updates and an investment of $400 million that will be utilized for renovations for NYCHA locations, including 14 developments within New York’s 13th congressional district.