Council Member Farah N. Louis represents the 45th Council District in Brooklyn, NY which includes the diverse neighborhoods of Flatbush, East Flatbush, Midwood, Flatlands, and Marine Park. Council Member Louis has fought for the affordability and livability of New Yorkers as a champion for fair and affordable housing.
During her tenure in the New York City Council, she prioritized critical legislation to protect survivors of Domestic Violence; she spearheaded policies to improve public safety measures, launched equitable contract opportunities for MWBEs and nonprofits, and expanded STEM programs in public schools. In addition, her staunch advocacy on maternal health and quality mental healthcare, helped launch a citywide response in underserved communities garnering over $5M in funding.
As the Chairwoman of the Subcommittee on Landmarks, Public Sitings, and Dispositions, she seeks to preserve our city’s cultural institutions, historic neighborhoods, and housing infrastructure, especially in Historic Brooklyn. She plans to continue to protect the rich architecture symbolic of the beauty of New York City that represents our history and cultural diversity.
Council Member Louis, a first-generation Brooklynite, was raised in an immigrant and pro-union household; and continues to utilize her platform to tackle social issues to advance fair representation and justice for all.