Kenya Handy-Hilliard

Kenya Handy-Hilliard

New York City Council, District 40, NY

Kenya is a Brooklyn raised public servant who has lived in Prospect Lefferts Gardens since she was three years old. Kenya has worked for all levels of government, advocating for Comprehensive Immigration Reform, leading campaigns designed to protect and expand women's reproductive rights; championing increased access to capital and technical support for MWBEs, and organizing a coalition of local, state, and federal administrators, elected officials, and non-profits to end “Stop and Frisk” policing practices. In New York, Kenya has worked with local community stakeholders, organizations, and elected officials to increase affordable housing options. She’s also organized Brooklyn NYCHA tenant leaders to advocate for building improvements and partnered with local housing organizations to prevent foreclosure, mortgage fraud, deed theft, and tenant harassment. Her experience has inspired her to run for City Council so that she can use her skills, expertise, and passion to transform government, help lead COVID-19 economic recovery and resiliency efforts and improve the quality of life for her fellow District 40 residents.