Housing is a right! We must advocate for the expanded development of Community Land Trusts though out Brooklyn. CLT’s will help Brooklyn residents with the path to homeownership. House owners must be protected from predatory speculators trying to buy their homes at low market rates and NYC must abolish the Tax Lien Sale of homes, which adversely affects the home ownership of people of color. A rent freeze must continue to protect renters from unnecessary evictions and more affordable housing must be created using the Area Median Income (AIM) of a neighborhood.
Homelessness in Brooklyn must be addressed by creating a task force to develop the necessary services and programs, which will enable and assist homeless individuals to get back on their feet while respecting them as human beings.