More than one million. That is the number of applications for financial assistance that have been submitted to the Federal Emergency Management Association (FEMA) by residents of Puerto Rico needing home repairs. Congressman Adriano Espaillat has introduced the Housing Victims of Major Disasters Act, which is designed to ease requirements on what information homeowners must share with FEMA in order to receive money for home repairs. At a press conference in Manhattan on May 21, Espaillat noted that most of the rejections are due to residents being unable to prove that they own their homes. “These properties have been passed on from generation to generation, and many of them lack deeds or other legal documentation that will establish their ownership,” said Espaillat. The agency stated that it would be the final extension of the program, a deadline that Espaillat took issue with.
Representative Adriano Espaillat, a New York Democrat who was born in the Dominican Republic, said on Thursday that he had filed a grievance with the court system against a man, believed to be a lawyer, who spewed a racist rant at Spanish-speaking workers in a Manhattan lunch spot. The grievance named the man as Aaron Schlossberg, a lawyer in Midtown Manhattan, said Candace Person, a spokeswoman for Mr. Espaillat. Ms. Person said the name is based on social media and “credible reports.” Mr. Schlossberg, 42, did not return a phone call left at his office, she said. Ruben Diaz Jr., the Democratic Bronx borough president, joined Mr. Espaillat’s complaint.
In an effort to prevent future foreign meddling in elections, Facebook has begun rolling out a fix: Anyone who wants to buy a political or issue ad in the United States must have a Social Security number along with a U.S. passport or valid driver’s license. “This is excluding an important part of the nation who are being affected by its policies,” Rep. Adriano Espaillat, a New York Democrat who was undocumented in the U.S. in his youth, told VICE News.
La representante de Puerto Rico en el cámara estadounidense, Jenniffer González, y el congresista estadounidense de origen dominicano, Adriano Espaillat, abogaron por la exención de impuesto al acero proveniente de la República Dominicana
Los congresistas Jenniffer González Colón y Adriano Espaillat abogaron por una excención a la República Dominicana de los aranceles al aluminio y acero. Según indican, lo hacen con el objetivo de asegurar que Puerto Rico cuente con los recursos necesarios en la etapa de reconstrucción.
NYCHA residents are fighting back against a federal proposal that would dramatically raise their rent. Resident Karen Blondel said she wouldn't make it if she didn't get rent help from the federal government. "I pay $1,100 a month, but that doesn't leave me anything for groceries," Blondel said. Now paying that rent may get harder for Blondel and hundreds of thousands of others who get federal help through HUD in NYC.
Continuing his call to ensure affordable housing for New York City residents and communities around the nation, Representative Adriano Espaillat (D-NY-13), announces a new bill that would require the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to require pass-through leases in the event that tenants are displaced from their federally-subsidized housing. “Affordable housing is essential to a community that thrives, yet many residents are being priced out of their homes as market rates are no longer affordable,” said Rep. Adriano Espaillat.
Cirilo Moronta el empresario más popular del Washington Heights-Inwood agradeció el respaldo de la comunidad que de manera espontánea visitaron este fin de semana 809 Restaurant "La Casa Del dominicano en Exterior" para felicitarlo por motivo de su natalicio.
Personalidades como el ex pelotero David Ortiz, el congresista Adriano Espaillat, empresario Jaime Vargas, lideres electos, empresarios, líderes comunitarios, amigos y demás sectores de la comunidad desfilaron por el prestigioso 809 Restaurant y desearles feliz cumpleaños.
Last month, Maira Verónica Figueroa Marroquín was released from a Salvadoran prison after serving 15 years for having a stillbirth. In El Salvador, where abortion is illegal in all circumstances, women who have abortions, miscarriages or stillbirths can be charged with aggravated homicide without any direct proof. Such was the case for Maira, who was 19 when she became pregnant after a sexual assault. While being treated for severe bleeding following a stillbirth, she was accused of having an abortion and handcuffed to her hospital bed. Authorities detained her the same day and a judge swiftly sentenced her to 30 years in prison for “aggravated homicide.”
New York City has stood firm with our brothers and sisters in Puerto Rico and the surrounding devastated areas to ensure access for affected families to FEMA resources and other emergency services dedicated to helping them rebuild their lives. My office has just been informed that FEMA will evacuate nearly 90 families who received temporary housing throughout New York City after Hurricane Maria, and these families will immediately lose their Transient Shelter Assistance (TSA) benefits and be asked to withdraw from their temporary hotels on April 21, which is almost a month before the anticipated deadline of May 14. I contacted FEMA and will send a letter urging that the moving date be extended to allow these affected families the opportunity to make a proper transition to long-term housing, as they are still suffering from seizures and side effects. caused by the storm to your daily life.