Affordable housing continues to be a top priority in my administration, as I recognize the challenge that the borough’s rising popularity has led to record rents that threaten to force out Brooklynites that helped build their communities.
I have detailed more than $57,283,000 in funds from Brooklyn Borough Hall to construct and preserve hundreds of affordable housing units across Brooklyn, highlighted by detailing the projects that will break ground, from my Faith-Based Development Initiative to creating/preserving affordable housing units including senior and supportive housing, and enable the preservation of more units in existing Mitchell-Lama and New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) developments through renovations and repairs.
I have called for the development of NYCHAStat to track repair and maintenance needs and projects in real time. I have also supported the protection of NYCHA community centers, including expanding their hours of operation and improving the maintenance of units.
I have led the fight to reform the City’s Third Party Transfer program which has been rife with problems leading to the City taking ownership of properties, largely in Black and Brown communities.