Candidate For Yonkers City Council District 3 Tasha Diaz Speaks On Affordable Housing

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Diaz commits to implement affordable housing in District 3, in the City of Yonkers.

YONKERS, N.Y. – The City of Yonkers is an exquisite diverse community, but individuals still
face hurdles when it comes to affordable housing in Yonkers. The spike in housing
developments has gone up and it has not benefited residents one bit, instead pushing them out.
Every resident deserves the opportunity to raise their families and not worry about potentially
being priced out of their homes in Yonkers.

Tasha Diaz, Candidate for City Council released this statement today on the Affordable Housing
Crisis: “The housing crisis in Yonkers is pushing residents out of their homes and creating a substantial homelessness issue. We need residents to understand the difference between low-income, disability, senior, and affordable housing. That being said, I believe the best course of action is to create programs, organizing seminars to help residents understand the differences, and inform them on their available options, and evaluating what remains to be done. Our inaction on protecting and expanding affordable housing needs to come to an end.

The homeless population is rising, and we need to do more to keep people off the streets. We
must provide mental health services, drug and alcohol counseling, and increase day programs
for individuals and families. Housing for the seniors and the disabled should become an
immediate priority, working toward better housing that provides the appropriate services to
ensure we taking care of our most vulnerable (i.e. proper medication, weekly blood pressure
testing, and healthy nutritional options for all). Our residents deserve better and should not ever
have to worry about where they will be sleeping next or if they will lose their homes. Being born
and raised here, I believe everyone should at least have the opportunity to raise a family here.
As a community, we must strive to do better for the future of District 3 and the City of Yonkers.
My opponents have failed to understand the urgency on these serious issues and I have already
made them a top priority. I will continue to work tirelessly with the all stakeholders to help
ensure that residents have safe, quality affordable housing.”

AJ Woodson
AJ Woodson
AJ Woodson is the Editor-In-Chief and co-owner of Black Westchester, Host & Producer of the People Before Politics Radio Show, An Author, Journalism Fellow (Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism), Rap Artist - one third of the legendary underground rap group JVC FORCE known for the single Strong Island, Radio Personality, Hip-Hop Historian, Documentarian, Activist, Criminal Justice Advocate and Freelance Journalist whose byline has appeared in several print publications and online sites including The Source, Vibe, the Village Voice, Upscale, Sonicnet.com, Launch.com, Rolling Out Newspaper, Daily Challenge Newspaper, Spiritual Minded Magazine, Word Up! Magazine, On The Go Magazine and several others.

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