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District 22

Tiffany Cabán

Astoria, East Elmhurst, Jackson Heights, Woodside

Joined by Deputy Speaker Diana Ayala at today’s New York City Council Stated Meeting, Council Member Tiffany Cabán introduced a bill designed to remove bureaucratic impediments to homeless New Yorkers finding housing, and save the city money in the process.

At issue is the “shopping letter” that New Yorkers receive once the Department of Homeless Services (DHS) deems them eligible for a housing voucher to rent an apartment or single-room occupancy (SRO).

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At today’s Stated Meeting, District 22 Council Member Tiffany Cabán, who serves as Chair for the Committee on Women and Gender Equity, introduced the “Support Survivors” legislative package – three items related to services and protections for survivors of violence, particularly domestic, intimate partner, sexual, and gender-based violence.

Two local laws would establish a housing stability program of low-barrier, urgently accessible 

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Tomorrow, Saturday April 2nd, begins Vote Week for the Participatory Budgeting (PB) process organized by the office of Council Member Tiffany Cabán.

Anyone age 11 or older who lives or attends school in New York City Council District 22 can vote on how the office spends over $1 Million – “the people’s budget.” They’ll have until Sunday, April 10th to cast their vote.

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At today’s Stated Meeting of the New York City Council, Council Member Tiffany Cabán (District 22), introduced a Resolution calling on Albany not to renew the “Free Billions for Developers” 421-a Tax Credit, a program which is slated to expire this year.

Created in 1971, the program cost New York City $1.7 Billion in forgone revenue in 2021, making it the single biggest tax break in the New York State budget.

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Today, Council Member Tiffany Cabán (District 22), released the following statement in response to Mayor Adams’ address on gun violence:

The cornerstone of my campaign for City Council was my comprehensive public safety program, reflecting my life’s work as a public defender, political organizer, student of public safety policy reforms based on a public health framework, and a directly-impacted person who still remembers my mother shielding me from gunfire when I was very young.

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Today, Council Member Tiffany Cabán (District 22), released the following statement in response to the committee assignments announced at today’s Stated Meeting:

I am grateful to City Council Speaker Adrienne Adams for the exciting opportunity to chair the Committee on Women and Gender Equity and to sit on six others: Public Safety; General Welfare; Civil Service and Labor;

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Standing alongside a small group of friends and family members, Tiffany Cabán was officially sworn in as Council Member for the 22nd Council District, becoming the first woman, first Latina, and first Queer person to represent the district. The office was vacated when former Council Member Costa Constantinides resigned in April of 2021.

Immediately after being sworn in, Cabán signed on to co-sponsor 20 pieces of legislation to improve the lives of New Yorkers across the five boroughs.

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