AOC Town Hall on NYC housing crisis and gun control is interrupted by protestors


U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, NY-14, hosted an in-person town hall meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 12 at Bronxdale High School that quickly turned heated. At the meeting, the congressmember discussed policing, the war in Ukraine, immigration, gun control, the housing crisis and the U.S. post office.

NYC stands at a 30-year low in the availability of low-cost rental units — those under $1,500 — with only 1% available, according to the city Housing and Vacancy Survey. Housing analysts and experts believe the city will need to build 560,000 housing units by 2030 to keep up with its expected population and job growth. Gov. Kathy Hochul’s $25 billion affordable housing framework aims to create or preserve 100,000 affordable homes across the state over the next five years.

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