Hakeem has been a champion for affordable housing, dating back to his service in the New York State Assembly. As an Assemblyman, he fought against foreclosures, passed historic rent regulations for New York City and helped transform empty luxury apartments into affordable homes. In Congress, Hakeem is fighting hard to build and protect apartments and homes in our neighborhoods that existing residents can actually afford. Hakeem continues to push for a bold investment in our nation’s public housing infrastructure, so we can build more units and invest in necessary, long-overdue repairs to existing NYCHA developments. Having secured funding to help our community rebuild from Superstorm Sandy, Hakeem also recognizes the importance of preparing our homes for the impact of future severe weather.