Community leadership

Reaching out to people of faith to organize for social justice

Faith-based community organizing is where I began

I began my career in community service with East Brooklyn Congregations (“EBC”) and with Make The Road By Walking, when it was just a start-up. EBC is a chapter of the Industrial Areas Foundation, which was founded by Saul Alinsky.

In 2003, I founded the Bushwick Housing Independence Project, a tenants’ organizing and eviction prevention initiative that organized over 100 multifamily buildings in Bushwick and won the creation of a Community Land Trust in Bushwick comprised of 16 multi-family buildings.

I have been advocating for housing justice for the past 20 years. It is this issue, more so than any other, that is compelling me to seek a seat on the New York City Council. It is the New York City Council’s power of oversight over the management and administration of city agencies that has the immediate potential to reverse the trend in the loss of vital housing stock.

I am running for City Council to provide the bold leadership to lead the city in a new direction. I hope you will support me.

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