Senior Issues

They don’t call it the Greatest Generation for nothing. Whether it's working to make sure our local senior centers stay fully funded, protecting SCRIE & DRIE so that future seniors can afford to keep calling our community home or cracking down on those who prey on seniors with scams and fraud schemes, Justin knows that seniors are the pillars of our community and that it is our responsibility to make sure these men and women who quite literally helped build our city have the peace of mind to enjoy their golden years to the fullest.
   
Justin believes that no person should be forced to choose between keeping a roof over their heads, putting food on the table, or buying the medication they need to stay healthy – especially seniors living on fixed incomes and veterans. Justin will work to make our neighborhoods more accessible to seniors and people with disabilities.
   
Many of today's seniors are living in poverty and many who are approaching retirement age don't have enough savings to keep their heads above water with New York City's high cost of living, particularly when it comes to housing.
   
By supporting the expansion of eviction protection legal services and working to build more senior housing specifically for residents of Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights, Bath Beach and Bensonhurst, Justin will make sure seniors can lead healthy and rewarding lives right here in the neighborhoods where they grew up, worked, raised their families and lived for so many years.