Bronx BP Issues ‘Bronx Housing Organizations Adapting and Recovering Amid COVID-19’ Report

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. has issued a new report outlining the environment the borough’s housing not-for-profit organizations are facing in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. The report, titled “Bronx Housing Organizations Adapting and Recovering Amid COVID-19,” aims to identify key issues that are imperative in reaching out to The Bronx’s most vulnerable communities…

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STATEMENT FROM BOROUGH PRESIDENT DIAZ JR. RE: New York State Pilot Program to Expand Health Care & Testing to NYCHA Residents

“We must work to ensure New York City’s public housing tenants receive equitable health care services, especially during a pandemic which has had disproportionate consequences for the Bronx.” “I want to thank Governor Andrew Cuomo, New York State Attorney General Letitia James, U.S. Congressman Gregory Meeks, U.S. Congressman Hakeem Jeffries, and New York State Assembly…

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FreshDirect Partners with All Five New York City Borough Presidents to Roll Out “Operation 5-Borough Food Drive” Citywide Initiative 

Thousands of Grocery Boxes a Week, to be Delivered to New Yorkers in Need March 24, 2020 – FreshDirect, in partnership with all five of New York City’s Borough Presidents, Ruben Diaz Jr. from the Bronx, Gale Brewer from Manhattan, Eric Adams from Brooklyn, James Oddo from Staten Island and Sharon Lee from Queens, today…

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Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr Supports New York Attorney General Letitia James Action to Protect Tenants from Lead Poisoning

AG James Files Lawsuit Against Bronx-based Property Management Corp for Violations of NYC Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Act NEW YORK – New York Attorney General Letitia James on Thursday announced a lawsuit against Chestnut Holdings of New York, Inc., a property management corporation, for failing to comply with provisions of New York City’s lead poisoning…

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Testimony of Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. NYC Council Committee on the Justice System RE: Implementation and Expansion of Right to Counsel in Housing Court

February 24, 2020 The housing affordability crisis facing our city has touched people living in every neighborhood in all five boroughs. Millions of New Yorkers are rent burdened or severely rent burdened and tens of thousands of households are at risk of eviction every year. Homelessness is at or near its all-time high, with a…

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