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Althea Stevens is a proud native New Yorker and a respected community advocate for the Bronx community.  As a dedicated mother, she works hard to create a sustainable future for her child and for all children and families who live in under resourced neighborhoods.

Althea began her career in civic service more than 15 years ago working for non-profit agencies that focused on giving a voice to the most vulnerable populations. She organized voting rights information sessions, led strategy workshops to address gang policing and created annual youth forums and community celebrations to bridge relationships between residents and neighborhood partners.

 

Althea honed her natural leadership and organizing skills as she advocated for families, seniors, young adults and students on important issues - education, youth development, health care, public safety, and civic engagement. 

 

Her dedication and passion to serve others has earned Althea seats on a number of Advisory Committees, including the New York City Mayor’s Office of Community Affairs, New York City Housing Authority Tenants' Association, the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund (LDF) Inc. and government agencies. In 2019, she was also honored by Council member Ayala,  as a Women's History Month Honoree, for her exemplary community work. As a member of the New York City Council, Althea will continue her life’s work - of motivating and inspiring, leading with passion and advocating for the community.    

What We're Fighting For

Housing is a Human right 

Building Communities

Helping the Whole 

  • Demand larger city investments in NYCHA #fundnycha

  • Demand RAD conversions require city council oversight 

  • Support Rent stabilization laws.  

  • Create paths to low income home ownership.  

  • Develop a more streamlined process to build stabilized units 

  • Shift NYC from shelters to housing.

#housingisahumanright

  • Addressing transit issues:

    •  Create a more connected Bronx via bus investments.

    • Make all subways stops in the district  ADA accessible

    •  Speed up the expansion of the “Fair Fare” Program so that all eligible District’s residents will have access to half fare on subways and buses. 

  • Defund the NYPD to re-fund the community

  • Work with NYPD to Reform “Build the Block”

  • Support development of Age Friendly Communities that help older New Yorkers age in place with Dignity. 

  • Address food insecurities and food deserts by

    • supporting income allowance programs

    • Support the development of grocery stores with high-quality food

    • Provide incentives to encourage vendors to provide healthy food options.

#buildingcommunities

  • Develop wraparound services for youth development programming 

  • Support, promote & champion educational alternatives 

  • Promoting the 40 Developmental Assets in the district 

  • Creating and fund more Cure Violence programs and credible messengers through the district 

  • Support Mental Illness emergency response call centers.This would be a separate number from 911 that New Yorkers can call to bring help to people who are having a mental crisis.

  • Increase funding for crisis services for New Yorkers of all ages

  • Support programs and policies that bring all generations of our district together, with an emphasis on elevating the contributions and needs of our eldest  - and all too invisible - New Yorkers.

#helpingthewhole

#BronxVotesMatters

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