Brian Kavanagh to Chair NY Senate Housing Committee
State Senator Brian Kavanagh has been appointed chair of the Senate’s Committee on Housing, Construction and Community Development. This means he will be an influential voice as the Senate, under Democratic control for the first time in nearly a decade, makes a big push for stronger tenant housing protections. The state’s rent stabilization laws are set to expire in June.
Kavanagh was elected in 2017 to his post in the 26th Assembly District, which includes sections of Brooklyn and most of Lower Manhattan, including the Lower East Side. He previously served in the State Assembly. He assumes the role of Housing Committee Chair from Republican Senator Betty Little.