Brooklyn council member introduces slate of bills to protect tenants after residential fires

When she first took office in January 2022, Council Member Jennifer Gutiérrez learned that her district had a particularly high rate of residential fires. Nine months later, that statistic hit a little closer to home when her chief of staff was displaced by an apartment fire.

On Thursday, Gutiérrez introduced four bills intended to protect tenants and streamline the process of navigating life after a fire or natural disaster.