Alice Cancel has fought for us in our neighborhoods for over 27 years
New York State Assembly Member 2016.
District Leader (27 years)
Board Member, Community Board No. 3 (5 years)
President, PS1's Parent Association
Board Member, PS 124 Parent Association
Past President, 5th Percent Youth Council (5 years)
Lead Volunteer, community's Little League Baseball Team
Founder, Coleman Dog Run
Board Member, Community of Murray Bergtraum's Executive Board
Member, School Based Management Team
Chair, Hamilton Madison Head Start Program (11 years)
Worked in obtaining diversity in the New York City School System
Instrumental in having the first Hispanic women elected in School Board No.2
Spearheaded the struggle to remove a teacher from PS126 who broke the nose of a child and school administrator
Provided support to PTA's presidents in School District 1 and 2 public schools.
Assisted in tracking housing applications (NYCHA, Section 8, Mitchell Lama as well has housing lotteries subsidized with public funds) and ensuring that applications were processed
Restored electricity to 201 Madison Street by working with local elected officials and City Agencies against a derelict landlord
Worked closely with management staff within the NYCHA community resolve resident issues
Assisted NYCHA residents with filing Article 78 proceedings in Supreme Court within 4 months statute of limitations to challenge and administrative decision
Assisted tenants in Housing Court Holdover Proceedings
Negotiated Notice of Default, Non-Desirability, Chronic Delinquency, Non-Payment of Rent cases
Assisted tenants in obtaining adjournments for their court cases.
Worked closely with the staff at MFY Legal Services, LSNY Manhattan, Legal Aid Society and Good Old Lower East Side (GOLES).
Assisted paralegals on large litigation matters, including but not limited to housing cases(Non-Payment and Holdover Proceedings) and family abuse.
Fought to ensure compliance with public safety and environmental laws for our school children attending PS 137/134, where construction was on-going
Engaged in community outreach to increase awareness about open school enrollment for School District 1 and 2 public schools
Worked with community based organizations, local community contacts and social service providers to provide assistance to our senior citizens
Secured necessary permits for community outings for parents and children
Troubleshooted and resolved a multitude of community issues from potholes to noise proliferation.
Liaison to City, State, and Federal agencies, as well as elected officials.
In an individual capacity and as an employee of an elected official, attended community meetings accompanied by elected officials
Domestic Violence Cases: Assisted with referrals and appointments for medical care, legal representation and counseling, as well as assisted residents in obtaining emergency shelter, food and clothing.
Saved the homes of seniors and other long-time community residents at 375 Broome Street when the landlord tried to force eviction
Represented community residents in public housing in administrative hearings at 250 Broadway
Provided assistance for eviction prevention to individuals and families served with a 72 hour notice and/or marshal's notice
Assisted families in filling out housing applications
Provided guidance to NYCHA community residents, and assisted in their preparation for appearances in administrative housing hearings.
Followed up and Tracked status on NYCHA Section 8 certification process known as the Tenant Selection Application Process (TSAP)
Helped with the review of NYCHA claims of permanent exclusion from household compositions and settlement of stipulation.
Attended NYCHA Committee hearings and conferences.
Re-Elect Alice Cancel on Tuesday September 12, 2017