• About:

      NYC Council Member Ritchie Torres was elected in November 2013 to represent the 15th Council District in the Central Bronx. He is a Deputy Leader of the City Council, making him the only Freshman Council Member to hold a leadership position. As Chair of the Council’s Committee on Public Housing, Council Member Torres oversees the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA)which is the largest provider of affordable housing in the country. He has introduced and enacted legislation on a wide range of issues including expanding job opportunities for public housing residents; protecting the City’s affordable housing stock; and improving mental health resources for the LGBT community. Apart from Chairing the Committee on Public Housing, Councilmember Torres serves on the General Welfare, Government Operations, Housing and Buildings, Land Use and Public Safety Committees.