Our Housing Champion
After years of effort, the residents of 265 Hawthorne Street celebrated the forming of their co-op with Senator Jesse Hamilton and community advocates.
I am endorsing Senator Hamilton for re-election because he is our housing champion. Over three years ago his office partnered with my tenant association at 265 Hawthorne Street to secure our building from the former landlord after years of struggle. We knocked on doors, attended tenant meetings, and worked with advocates to take the building away from the landlord – a landlord who had neglected our needs. Senator Hamilton helped 71 families fulfill their dream of becoming homeowners. We are not just celebrating for the tenants in the building, but our extended families. Now we have wealth that we can pass on to future generations. We have something that we can say is our own.
Senator Hamilton saw the unique opportunity to build 100% affordable housing at the Bedford Union Armory site in Crown Heights. When City authorities and developers failed to present plans securing true affordability, he led protests with New York Communities for Change against the flawed plans and objected to new million-dollar condos. Senator Hamilton was the first elected official in New York City to offer free lead tests in 2017 when it was revealed that NYCHA falsified reports to federal officials. He puts the people first, he puts our children first, he puts Brooklyn first. On September 13th exercise your right to vote for Senator Jesse Hamilton, he is our housing champion. Rise Up!
265 Hawthorne Street Tenant and new homeowner
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Criminal Justice Reform Advocates Unite to Endorse Senator Jesse Hamilton For Re-Election
Senator was endorsed this week by criminal justice reform advocates including Community Activist Renny Smith, Exoneree Derek Hamilton, District Leader Geoffrey Davis, District Leader Anthony T. Jones, Best-Selling Author Jamila Davis, Bishop Lamor Whitehead and Pastor Mildred Hall.
Click here to watch us our Facebook Live Video at Crossroads Juvenile Detention Center