Chairman Crowley Visits Senior Housing Community in the Bronx, Holds Roundtable Discussion with Advocates
(Bronx, N.Y.) – On Thursday, August 24, Rep. Joe Crowley (D-Queens, the Bronx), Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, joined New York Housing Conference, affordable housing advocates, and residents for a walking tour of Scheuer Gardens, a 116-unit senior housing development in the Bronx. Following the tour, Crowley led a roundtable discussion to raise awareness of the importance of federal investments in affordable housing and highlight the need for senior developments like Scheuer Gardens.
“Housing is one of the most basic human needs, and studies show stable housing helps lead to better employment, better health, and a better overall quality of life,” said Chairman Crowley. “With rents rising twice as fast as wages for lower and middle-income individuals, the financial pinch is especially tough on our seniors who often live on fixed incomes. That’s why it’s especially important that we continue to fight for increases to federal funding streams and protect these vital programs.”
Earlier this week, Crowley announced The Rent Relief Act - legislation that would provide two new refundable tax credits to people who live in rental housing, including those who live in government subsidized buildings.
In addition to New York Housing Conference, representatives from Legal-Aid NYC, Local Initiatives Support Corporation, Enterprise Community Partners, Leading Age NY, and NY Communities for Change participated in the roundtable.