Jerry Kann

Green Party Candidate for
New York City Council

District 22 - Astoria, Queens

 

Affordable housing for everyone

The current Rent Guidelines Board (RGB) must be more representative of the communities it serves.

The RGB should hold rents where they are right now, and also bring more labor, tenant, and community activists on to an expanded and more democratic Board.

 

Better housing and healthcare options for seniors

Seniors need assistance to live on their own. One way city government can help is to support "naturally occurring retirement communities" (NORCs), which are apartment complexes or neighborhoods where more than half the residents are over age 60.

Services such as at-home nursing care could be better and more efficiently coordinated in such communities. Seniors living in such areas should receive direct support from the city, and the increased efficiency in services could probably make up the entire cost of the program.

 

 


This site brought to you by the Kann For Council Campaign, 2001. Last updated July 12, 2001.