Borough President Diaz Jr.’s testimony at New York State Assembly Housing Committee hearing to protect New York City’s renters

New York is facing an ongoing affordable housing crisis. It is our responsibility as elected leaders to enact policies that will maintain the existing affordable housing stock, create new affordable housing, and prevent as many New Yorkers as possible – from our most vulnerable residents to our middle class – from becoming homeless or being…

Kingsbridge Heights Community Center (KHCC) Celebrates 45th Anniversary with Spring Luncheon Honoring Tarana Burke, Ruben Diaz Jr., and Steve Kimble.

BRONX, NY – April 23, 2019 – Kingsbridge Heights Community Center (KHCC) will host a Spring Luncheon to mark the agency’s 45th Anniversary on May 7, 2019. The event, titled “Empowerment 45: People | Opportunity | Progress,” will be held at The Water Club from 12 – 2 p.m. It will honor Me Too Movement Founder,…

STATEMENT FROM BOROUGH PRESIDENT DIAZ RE: Launch of the USDA SNAP Pilot Program in NYS

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. issued the following statement regarding the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Online Purchasing Pilot Program, which was launched today in New York State by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. “This pilot program has the potential to dramatically diminish food deserts while also increasing choice and lowering costs for some…