I have spent the last decade fighting to improve our community by targeting substandard and abandoned housing. Zero tolerance for absentee landlords, squatters, sex offenders and drug dealers has and will continue to be my top priority.
As Kate Browning’s Chief of Staff, I managed an office that eliminated hundreds of problem homes in our neighborhood. I have successfully fought for regulations on sober homes, helped our police department to increase arrest warrants on drug homes and utilized the newly created Suffolk County Land Bank to purchase abandoned foreclosures, rehab them and sell them to first-time homebuyers. I also oversaw the transfer of over one hundred tax lien parcels to the Town and Villages for purchase by first-time homebuyers ending decades old practices of auctioning properties to speculators.
As your legislator, I will continue these important initiatives.