Affordable Housing

I want to create homeownership opportunities for black and brown families. First priority to residents living in the district. We want supportive and sustainable housing for all. Create a housing program for formerly incarcerated men and single fathers. Work with developers who are for the people and not looking to push the people out. I do not accept money from luxury developers. Start a people’s committee for residents living in low income buildings so that they can manage the building. NYCHA-work with the congressman Ritchie Torres to create a program to employ residents of the building. Hire formerly incarcerated men (non violent offenders) with a background in carpentry to do the repairs and in return provide them an apartment in NYCHA and charge them a fair rate. Hold landlords legally accountable for failing to do repairs and abandonment of the buildings. Landlords need to be charged as criminals for putting tenants in danger