Our residents deserve access to affordable housing. As our city changes, none of our residents should be forced into poor living conditions or left without a home.

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Community Development

Helal supports a diverse community that is strong socially, culturally, and economically. He believes in a community where people have a voice and are involved in important decisions that affect where they live. Helal supports a strong involvement of the public and community board, and will work to promote development in jobs, commerce and affordable housing.

Education and Youth Services

New York City’s future is in the hands of the youth, and they need a strong foundation in education. We must find ways to reorder our budget and make education the first priority.

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We have a great responsibility to care for our elders. We must ensure that certain opportunities and services will be available to them in retirement.

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Our city should be green, healthy and efficient.

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Our community cannot function without the good health of its members. With higher rates of obesity, high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, HIV/AIDS and cancer, we need to work harder on prevention.

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Small Business

Small businesses are the backbone of our community. Now more than ever, we must support the small businesses that help Council New York City thrive, including those located in Belle Harbor, Breezy Point, Broad Channel, Howard Beach, Lindenwood, Neponsit, Ozone Park, Richmond Hill, Rockaway Park, Roxbury, South Ozone Park, West Hamilton Beach, Woodhaven

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Our community is referred to as a “transportation desert,” and we deserve better resources.

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