Councilman Ritchie Torres, New York City Councilman was elected in November 2013 to represent the 15th Council District in the Central Bronx. As Chair of the Council’s Committee on Public Housing, Council Member Torres oversaw the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) which is the largest provider of affordable housing in the country. Council Member Torres is a leading voice on issues related to affordable and public housing, police reform, school integration and youth civic engagement. He introduced and enacted legislation on a wide range of issues including expanding job opportunities for public housing residents; protecting the City’s affordable housing stock; improving mental health resources for the LGBT community, and establishing work standards for industrial laundromats. The youngest member of the City Council, Council Member Torres is a rising star in City politics.
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