Harlem Rep. Espaillat Protect Commercial Renters In NY State During COVID-19 Outbreak

March 19, 2020

Representative Adriano Espaillat led members of the New York City congressional delegation to send a letter to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.

New York State Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins, and New York State Assembly Speaker Carl E. Heastie to urge the New York State Legislature to enact a ninety (90) day moratorium prohibiting landlords from evicting commercial renters such as a restaurant, bar, bodega, and other enterprises unable to make a full and on-time rental payment due in adherence to executive orders in response to the novel coronavirus 2019 (“COVID-19”).

Read the letter in its entirety here.

The following members of Congress joined Rep. Espaillat on this effort to protect local commercial renters during this public health emergency: Representatives Eliot L. Engel (NY-16), José E. Serrano (NY-15), Jerrold Nadler (NY-10), Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08), Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12), Nydia M. Velázquez (NY-07), Yvette D. Clarke (NY-09), Grace Meng (NY-06), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY-14), Gregory W. Meeks (NY-05), and Max Rose (NY-11).

First elected to Congress in 2016, Rep. Adriano Espaillat is serving his second term in Congress where he serves as a member of the influential U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee, the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and the House Small Business Committee. He serves as a Senior Whip of the House Democratic Caucus and is a member of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) where he also serves in a leadership role as CHC Whip. He is also chairman of the CHC Task Force for Transportation, Infrastructure and Housing. Rep. Espaillat’s Congressional District includes Harlem, East Harlem, northern Manhattan and the north-west Bronx. To find out more about Rep. Espaillat, visit online at https://espaillat.house.gov/.


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El congresista Adriano Espaillat (NY-13) lideró a los miembros de la delegación del Congreso de la ciudad de Nueva York en el envío de una carta al gobernador de Nueva York, Andrew Cuomo, a la líder de la mayoría del Senado del Estado de Nueva York, Andrea Stewart-Cousins, y al líder de la Asamblea del Estado de Nueva York, Carl E. Heastie, para instar a la Legislatura del Estado de Nueva York a promulgar una moratoria de noventa (90) días que prohíba a los propietarios desalojar a inquilinos de locales comerciales como restaurantes, bares, bodegas y otras empresas que no pueden hacer un pago de alquiler completo y puntual debido al cumplimiento de las órdenes ejecutivas en respuesta al nuevo coronavirus 2019 (“COVID-19”).

Lea la carta en su totalidad aquí.

Los siguientes miembros del Congreso se unieron al Rep. Espaillat en su esfuerzo por proteger a los inquilinos de locales comerciales durante esta emergencia de salud pública: Rep. Eliot L. Engel (NY-16), José E. Serrano (NY-15), Jerrold Nadler (NY-10), Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08), Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12), Nydia M. Velázquez (NY-07), Yvette D. Clarke (NY-09), Grace Meng (NY-06), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY-14), Gregory W. Meeks (NY-05), y Max Rose (NY-11).

Elegido por primera vez al Congreso en 2016, el congresista Adriano Espaillat está cumpliendo su segundo mandato en el Congreso, donde se desempeña como miembro del influyente Comité de Asuntos Exteriores, del Comité de Transporte e Infraestructura, y del Comité de Pequeños Negocios de la Cámara de Representantes de los Estados Unidos. Sirve como Coordinador Superior (Senior Whip) del Caucus Demócrata de la Cámara y es miembro del Caucus Hispano del Congreso (CHC) en el cual desempeña un papel de liderazgo como Coordinar (Whip) del CHC. También es presidente del Grupo de Trabajo sobre Transporte, Infraestructura y Vivienda del CHC. El Distrito Congresual del Cong. Espaillat incluye Harlem, East Harlem, el norte de Manhattan y el noroeste de El Bronx. Para obtener más información sobre el congresista Espaillat, visite la página de internet https://espaillat.house.gov/.

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