Housing that heals

Health and housing are linked. Residents who do not have stable or quality housing are less healthy. Safe, secure, affordable housing is a basic human right.

In the last decade, we added 500,000 New Yorkers but only 100,000 units of new housing

We’re falling deeper into a housing and affordability crisis that was badly exacerbated by COVID19, and we face a looming eviction cliff.

Kathryn served as the interim Chair of NYCHA–the largest public housing authority in the country. She is the only candidate in the race with hands-on housing management experience. Kathryn will focus the City’s housing agenda on outcomes. Rather than fixating on units, we will focus on reducing the number of people who are sleeping on the street, who are rent burdened and who are in shelters.

Kathryn will address street homelessness with urgency and compassion. We spend $3 billion annually on shelters and renting hotel rooms that fail to adequately serve NYC neighborhoods and families. Instead, we will move away from shelter strategy to a housing strategy.

We cannot reduce housing prices without increasing supply. Kathryn’s plan will accelerate much needed construction of new housing for New Yorkers today and tomorrow.

As New York City recovers, we need housing that heals.

Create truly affordable housing for those who need it most

Make it fast, easy and legal for private partners to build more housing

Focus on executing badly needed repairs at NYCHA

Shift from a shelter strategy to a permanent housing strategy

Protect New Yorkers from the looming COVID-19 eviction crisis

Housing x Climate

Media Coverage


“Rather than have a shelter plan, we need to have a permanent home plan...We have to approach housing as a crisis. We’ve been talking about the challenges of housing in New York City since the end of World War II..."


Garcia, not one to shy away from taking the lead, especially during times of crisis, has gone all-in on the Russ plan. “NYCHA doesn’t need another plan,” says Garcia, “residents have seen plan after plan after plan, including three plans under the de Blasio administration. Waiting around amounts to demolition by neglect.


“We should be maximizing a 0% interest rate environment, one because it’ll be cheaper for the city, but two: you want to be countercyclical. You want to be building when the private sector isn’t to get people back to work.”


With so many of our neighbors at risk of losing their homes, we need a mayor who will treat homelessness like the crisis it is. It’s time for bold, transformative solutions on housing and homelessness — it’s time to move from a shelter strategy to a housing strategy. It’s time for housing that heals.