With New York facing a hard year, Ingrid Gomez took notice of the needs residents in neighborhoods like Corona, Elmhurst, Jackson Heights, and Lefrak City. We think she is the right person to represent those same communities in the City Council.
Gomez’s Housing for All platform proposes building thousands of low-income housing units in the district. She supports a citywide rent freeze to protect the city’s most vulnerable tenants from rent hikes and eviction.
Unlike Francisco Moya, the current councilman, Gomez does not support building a new soccer stadium in Willets Point. Instead, she wants to bring new youth centers and hospitals to the area.
Gomez’s experience as a social worker for 17 years brings a refreshing perspective to public safety. She wants people with experience dealing with mental health issues to respond to situtation that require de-escalation. She doesn’t feel police officers have that sort of training.
Gomez serves as the chair of the Youth Services Committee for Community Board 4, on the Elmhurst Hospital Community Advisory Board, and is a founding member and organizer for the Corona Mutual Aid Network, an organization that delivered groceries and essential items for the sick and homebound during the pandemic.
We believe Gomez deserves to the be the next representative for District 21 in the City Council.