Affordable Housing

Everyone needs a place to live

Housing is a necessity, and in NY-12, it's increasingly unaffordable. Whether advocating for NYCHA tenants, creating senior housing, or helping renters negotiate agreements with major landlords, Carolyn Maloney has worked hard to keep rents down and expand affordable housing options in the district. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, Carolyn has worked to ensure that residents are a protected priority and has co-sponsored a number of relevant bills.

  • Holding meetings with local residents and civic leaders to assess the state of housing in the district and brainstorm workable solutions. Carolyn has also worked with tenants' rights groups across the district to ensure landlords are obeying the law.


  • Advocating for the decentralization of maintenance services, to give the power back to NYCHA tenants. With the power to hire, supervise, and fire repair workers, NYCHA developments could improve accountability and decrease the shocking neglect suffered by those who live in public housing.


  • Resisting the Trump administration's efforts to lessen protections for immigrants and LGBTQ+ residents. In addressing HUD Secretary Ben Carson during a hearing, Carolyn said, “Mr. Secretary, the ‘D’ in HUD does not stand for deportation.”

  • Lobbied for and obtained mortgage relief during COVID-19 for those with federally-backed and GSE mortgages.


  • Sponsor, H.R. 5455: Public Housing Residents Protection Act of 2019. Ensures that public housing tenants receive financial benefits from the sale or lease of property. 


  • Co-Sponsor, H.R. 6820: Emergency Rental Assistance and Rental Market Stabilization Act of 2020. Grants renters emergency funding in the wake of the financial devastation of the COVID-19 pandemic. This legislation would help the more than 70% of constituents in NY-12 who do not own their homes. Introduced by Rep. Denny Heck.


  • Co-Sponsor, H.R. 6347: Rental Eviction Moratorium Act of 2020. Prohibits the eviction of tenants for six months after the COVID-19 pandemic is officially declared over. Introduced by Rep. Jesus Garcia. 

  • Read Congresswoman Maloney's letters to her renters and management companies regarding cancelling rent.