Pilar DeJesus

Pilar is a fierce fighter for the safe housing rights of low-income New Yorkers. She was born and raised in El Barrio and is strongly committed to combating gentrification and displacement. Also known as La Problema, Pilar has become a leader in East Harlem, providing advice and support when slum landlords and predatory developers threaten to displace the community. Her Puerto Rican and Mexican heritage fuel her passion for making sure New York remains a safe haven for immigrants, workers, and those who paved the way historically to shape this city. Above all, Pilar is a proud aunt working to build a better future for her nephews and niece.