Lauren supports universal rent control. Over 150,000 New York City units were registered as “deregulated” since 1994, 70% of which are in Manhattan. Our housing prices are becoming less affordable while our laws protecting affordability are becoming weaker. Lauren has a professional background in creating and advocating for affordable housing. She endorses proposals such as Elizabeth Warren’s American Housing and Economic Mobility Act which strips away the zoning laws that makes developing housing so expensive, and funds programs that subsidize development in low and middle-income communities.