Congressman Hakeem Jeffries

Representing the 8th District of New York
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Affordable Housing

Affordable housing is an important issue in New York City.  On a daily basis, residents face soaring rent costs and are finding themselves without an affordable place to live. For more information concerning my work and views on affordable housing issues, please contact me.

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Jul 21, 2014 Event

Please join Rep. Jeffries for a Town Hall meeting and Community Speak-out on July 21, 2014.  This is your opportunity to learn what steps have been taken in Sandy recovery and resiliency efforts and get updates on repairs to the sewer infrastructure in the neighborhood.

Rep. Jeffries will be joined by Council Member Alan Maisel, Assemblymember Nick Perry and representatives from the NYC Department of Environmental Protection, Department of Transportation, NYC House Recovery Office and the Army Corps of Engineers.

Jul 17, 2014 Event

Join us to learn more information about filing flood damage and loss claims and how to seek reimbursement.  The office of Rep. Jeffries will be joined by representatives from the NYC Comptroller's Office and the NYS Dept. of Financial Services to answer questions on how to file the water damage/ loss claim reimbursement forms, provide information on timelines, procedures and flood insurance rights. 

For more information and to R.S.V.P, please call (718) 373 - 0033. 

Jul 9, 2014 Page
Come join me at our Town Hall Meeting in Coney Island. This is your opportunity to learn about steps made in Sandy recovery and resiliency. Also, receive the most recent updates on sewer infrastructure in the neighborhood.
May 16, 2014 In The News
“How do you download the power of the federal government into the district you represent?” That’s a key question Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-Brooklyn, Queens) has been asking himself and trying to answer as he serves his first term in Congress.
May 2, 2014 In The News
“It is clear, and no one in Washington, DC doubts that the primary purpose of that bill was to aid the victims of Hurricane Sandy,” Jeffries said at the press conference when asked about the bill’s actual language by the Queens Chronicle, the only media outlet to ask any questions at the event. “What HUD appears to be considering is the notion that, let’s have a resiliency competition all across the country. Why do that when we have resiliency needs in New York? Until those resilency needs are met ... there’s no need for a resiliency competition around the country.”
May 2, 2014 In The News
Members of the media were treated to a special session hosted by Canarsie’s congressman - Hakeem Jeffries (8th Congressional District). Congressman Jeffries gave editors and reporters of the City’s weekly publications a unique opportunity, in an informal setting, to discuss local issues at a roundtable discussion held last week.
Mar 5, 2014 Press Release
“The Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act will halt premium rate increases that were speeding toward families impacted by Superstorm Sandy like a runaway freight train. While improving the financial viability of the national flood insurance program remains an important objective, we cannot allow skyrocketing flood insurance rates to price people out of their homes. This bill strikes an appropriate balance, and I urge the Senate to move swiftly to reach consensus on legislation that can be signed into law by the President."
Feb 7, 2014 In The News
“One of the reasons why many of us do these types of addresses in January is to lay out an agenda of things you want to work on,” said Jeffries. “It gives you, your staff and everyone around you a blueprint as to the type of issues you want to tackle, and then you can measure the progress you have been able to make at the end of the year and figure out what else you can work on to complete the things that were started and hopefully be able to point to some of the things that got accomplished.”
Feb 6, 2014 In The News
Congressman Hakeem Jeffries speaks to EastBrooklyn.com immediately following his State of the District Address at Boys & Girls HS.
Feb 3, 2014 In The News
"Once it takes a hold of a neighborhood, it completely devours it, and then goes on to consume neighborhood after neighborhood," Jeffries said. "We must stop this cancer dead in its tracks."