We were encouraged that The Journal News co-hosted the Oct. 24 Westchester County Executive debate between Rob Astorino and George Latimer, but the wide-ranging event only underscores the need for a night dedicated to the issue that has brought attention to Westchester like no other — housing.
"Mr. Governor, you went to Puerto Rica after Maria, but what about the Puerto Ricans living in public housing right here in the state? Governor Cuomo, we demand that you pass the millionaire’s tax, give $1 billion a year to NYCHA for healthy homes, and fully fund public housing across the state.” - CVH member leader Carmen Quiñones
Upstate, Downstate Call on Cuomo for Housing Reforms
A new statewide coalition has formed with the intention to push Cuomo and the state legislature for rent reforms, funding for public housing and more.
Hundreds of protesters from across the country joined Community Voices Heard, in partnership with New York Communities for Change and members of the #NoCuts Coalition, to march on Washington, DC to oppose the Trump administration's proposed $7 billion cut to federal housing programs.
Senator Elizabeth Warren, Rep. Nydia Velasquez, Rep. Adriano Espaillat, Rep. Jan Shakowsky, and other Congress members joined our rally at the Church of the Reformation and echoed our demands to end the Wall Street giveaways and privatization of our communities. The eleced officals demanded that President Donald Trump restore Housing and Urban Development Department funding and provide better housing qualities for people living on low incomes
Afterwards, participants delivered a letter to HUD Secretary Ben Carson to demand that he meet with the #NOCuts coalition and paid a visit to private equity vampires Blackstone to let them know that we will not allow them to take our homes. We will continue to fight against any cuts to HUD. Stand with us! Join the #NOCUTS Coalition.