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Borough President Diaz's Constituent Services Unit
Helped More Than 3,400 Bronxites in 2012

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. has announced his office’s final tally of constituent service’s cases from 2012.

In total, Borough President Diaz’s Constituent Services Unit handled 3,428 different cases last year on a wide variety of issues, including housing, employment, traffic, transportation and other concerns.

“Constituent service has been a top priority of mine for as long as I’ve been an elected official. Each of these cases represents an individual, a family or even a community that came to us for help, and each of them received the full attention of my office. The most basic service of any elected official is helping their constituents with everyday problems, and I am proud that my wonderful constituent service unit was able to help so many Bronxites,” said Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.

Housing, by far, was the largest area of service in Borough President Diaz’s office, as the Constituent Services Unit handled 1,970 total housing cases in 2012. Cases included rental disputes, New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) issues and applications for new developments, among others.

For the most part, Bronxites who were assisted by the Constituent Services Unit were extremely grateful for the help they received.

“Words cannot begin to express the gratitude that I have for you and your wonderful employees,” said one letter from a constituent who was helped with a Section 8 housing voucher issue. “Your office is the ray of light that the Bronx has been yearning for; to have a political leader that truly cares about his community.”

Borough President Diaz added that while such praise was welcome, his office was not in it for the accolades, but to help everyday Bronx residents improve their lives.

“My office will continue to all those who need our help. Those in need of assistance should feel free to contact my Constituent Services Unit to see what we can do for you,” said Borough President Diaz.

The Borough President’s Constituent Services Unit can be reached at (718) 590-3554.


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