Kristin Richardson Jordan (KRJ) the People’s Councilwoman of District 9

Office of Councilwoman Kristin Richardson Jordan
163 Lenox Avenue
Harlem, New York 10026

Open Tuesday – Friday 9:00am to 6:00pm
Saturday 10:00am to 3:00pm

KRJ Office Hours – Thursdays
5:00pm to 7:00pm – first come first serve
7:00pm – 9:00pm – by appointment (book here:
can meet in person or on zoom
at the Jackie Robinson Youth Center
181 West 135th Street
Harlem, New York
(video about this center)
Full KRJ team contact list here

Radical Love News

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100% Grassroots

Kristin’s policy platform in representing District 9 
(Central Harlem) is comprised 
of 8 focus areas simplified 
in the acronym H.A.R.L.E.M.

H. – Holding police accountable & Abolition

A.Actually Affordable housing

R.Redistributing wealth and resources to those most in need and most oppressed

L. Living Longer: safety and care for our seniors

E. Education for all and Environmental Justice

M.Mental Health & Meaningful Change


a focus on people & service

Kristin (KRJ) focuses on service and community care and her 
and her team engage in outreach/mutual aid six times a week, bi-weekly task forces, a women’s 
support chat, and regular mutual aid including food giveaways, monthly park 
cleanups, COVID masks/testing, and numerous other service events.

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Photo Description: Brendan Burgess, Mbetty Ebanks, Kristin Richardson Jordan, Roxanne Leak, Carmen Jimenez-Robbins, and Marc Potts (left to right) stand facing the viewer with arms around each other.

Third Generation Harlem

Kristin Richardson Jordan is a creative, Black, lesbian, activist, author, teacher, Brown University graduate, social justice advocate, spiritual warrior, and 3rd-generation Harlemite who began representing Harlem New York City Council District 9, Central Harlem on January 1st, 2022. She believes in full employment, free quality education, free public transportation, and prison abolition and has a policy platform encompassing 7 policy focus areas that spell out H.A.R.L.E.M. As a councilmember she proudly serves on six committees including the sanitation committee, the committee on aging, the committee on veterans affairs, woman and gender equity, youth services, and the committee on civil and human rights. Dubed “the female Charles Barron” for her progressive and at times even radical politics, she works closely with her “partner-in-crime” in his work on the comittee on housing, committee on public housing, and committee on higher education. At 34 years old Kristin is the youngest Black woman to hold this office in this district. She also, along with Crystal Hudson, is among the first openly LGBTQ Black woman to be on the New York City Council from any district. This, in addition to the politics she brings with her, her servant heart, and movement leadership is a recipe for meaningful, lasting, necessary change.