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

April 16, 2018 Press Release

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.

April 11, 2018 Press Release

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.

April 10, 2018 Press Release

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).

April 2, 2018 Press Release

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.

March 23, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Adriano Espaillat (NY-13) today released the following statement on his successful push for funding increases to New York City housing and NIH in the FY2018 Omnibus.

March 16, 2018 Press Release

NEW YORK, N.Y. – Sunday, March 18th starting at 12:00 p.m. at the 204th street and 10th Avenue, Representative Adriano Espaillat (NY-13) will tour the designated rezoning area and affected affordable housing locations in Washington Heights and Inwood. As part of his continued calls to New York City Mayor de Blasio to ensure 100% affordable housing during the rezoning effort, Rep. Espaillat has urged the City of New York to invest in the community with creating 5,000 new affordable housing units.

March 6, 2018 Press Release

New York, NY – As the NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD), NYC Housing Development Corporation (HDC) and New York Public Library (NYPL) announce they have selected a developer for the Inwood Library Project uptown, Congressman Adriano Espaillat (NY-13) calls on the City Administration to halt the project.

September 7, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Tomorrow, Friday, September 8 starting at 9:00 a.m. EDT, U.S. Congressman Adriano Espaillat (NY-13) will host a roundtable discussion with housing authority leadership and housing advocates from around the country in room H-139 of the U.S. Capitol.

Rep. Espaillat and participating Members of Congress will discuss the status of the HUD Budget, legislation, appropriations, and hear firsthand the issues and concerns from housing leaders, advocates, residents and communities within CHC member districts.