AFFORDABLE HOUSING

THE 17TH DISTRICT IS THE POOREST COUNCIL DISTRICT IN THE CITY.  HOWEVER, MAJORITY OF OUR RESIDENTS AREN’T ABLE TO QUALIFY FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING PROGRAMS DUE TO THE HIGH AVERAGE MEDIUM INCOME (AMI) STANDARD SET BY THE CITY. AS YOUR COUNCILMAN, I WILL WORK TO LOWER THE INCOME LEVEL NEEDED TO QUALIFY FOR AFFORDABLE UNITS. I BELIEVE IN FAIR HOUSING AND SAFE ENVIRONMENTS FOR FAMILIES OF THE BRONX. THE BRONX IS AN OBVIOUS TARGET FOR HIGH-END DEVELOPERS AND GIVEN THE HISTORY OF NEW YORK THIS NEVER ENDS WELL. RENTS GO UP AND FAMILIES BECOME MORE LIKELY TO BE DISPLACED. I WILL BE A FIGHTER YOU AND THE SOUTH BRONX