On August 11, 2022, the Grand Street Dems full membership unanimously voted to support the “No More 24” Home Attendant Bill (Int #0175) introduced to the City Council by CM Christopher Marte. As passed, this will become part of the GSD package of resolutions. Below is the plain language summary for the bill. For more information, you can review the full text of the bill, which is available online at https://on.nyc.gov/38Xtige. The Maximum Working Hours For Home Care Aides bill would set the maximum working hours that an employer may assign to a home care aide. The hours would be limited to 12 hours for any one shift, or within any 24 hours period, and 50 hours within a week. A home care aide could be assigned additional hours in the event of an emergency.
On December 20, 2021 the membership of the Grand Street Democrats voted to sign on as members of the Coalition for a 100% Affordable 5WTC to build a fully affordable residential building with a preference for 9/11 survivors, first responders and their families who currently reside across New York State.
On December 20, 2021 the membership of the Grand Street Democrats voted to sign on as supporters of the THE PLAN, a community-led rezoning plan that protects the Chinatown & Lower East Side neighborhoods from over-development and displacement by setting rules on how land can be used. The Chinatown Working Group Plan:
limits the height of new buildings
requires all housing built on NYCHA land be affordable to low-income residents
requires significantly more housing to be truly affordable to the community by using the local income level to determine the rent of new units
limits the number of hotels that can be built in the area