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To help New Yorkers understand the approval process for mortgages located by the Gowanus Canal, the Department of Housing and Urban Development has clarified its environmental review policy. More information on the process can be found here.


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

On April 29, 2010, the House of Representatives debated H.R. 2499, an act related to Puerto Rico's political status. Rep. Velázquez spoke on the floor of the House of Representatives regarding the legislation. To learn more about the issue and access the Congresswoman's floor statement, click here.


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The New York City Public Advocate has launched the NYC’s Worst Landlords Watch List website to help tenants identify, track, and hold accountable New York City’s most irresponsible landlords. The Watch List allows users to view a current or potential landlord’s outstanding housing code violations identified by the Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD), and allows community members to report new violations to the Public Advocate’s Office.

For assistance contacting local tenant activist organizations, accessing City and State housing agencies, or applying for a rent abatement, tenants can visit the Public Advocate’s Tenant and Landlord Resources section.


Constituent Services

Nydia VelázquezIn addition to representing your interests in the legislative process, the Congresswoman's office can help you in other ways. Here are some of the services we offer: