Nya Reichley most recently was a case manager at a transitional family residence run by a Bronx, New York-based nonprofit. She assisted homeless families in securing permanent housing and connecting them with other needed social services. This work allowed her to see the unsustainability of New York City’s low-income housing and subsidy programs and their lack of success in providing a long-term solution to a rapidly growing problem. Nya aspires to create a comprehensive approach to address the loss of, and slow development of, affordable housing, as well as provide intervention and support for both residents and developers. She is originally from Queens, New York, and earned a bachelor's degree in sociology with a minor in public policy from Hunter College.