Endorsed by The New York Times for his “fresh ideas” and elected in 2013 to become Co-Chair of the Council’s Progressive Caucus. Ben Kallos was raised by a single mom and shared a room living with his grandparents who fled anti-Semitism in Europe. After having a rent increase force he and his wife out of their home during a high risk pregnancy, Ben, his wife, and daughter have survived the pandemic in a market rate one-bedroom, and they know first hand that even with thousands of vacant apartments, the affordable housing crisis is not over. That's why Ben has always refused big money from real estate developers, corporations, and lobbyists. Anywhere else, people struggle to get out, but here in New York City we struggle to stay, and together we can fix that!
Ben's made almost all of his "fresh ideas" a reality and now he has more to help us recover from the pandemic. Join our campaign of "fresh ideas" and Share Your Own Fresh Ideas.