Guide to Public Benefits
If you are a New York City Immigrant, looking for a comprehensive guide to public benefits in the city, click here. The guide is available in English, Spanish, Korean, Russian, Bengali and Chinese.
Betsy Gotbaum was first elected to serve as Public Advocate in 2001 and re-elected in 2005. She is only the third woman elected to a city-wide post in NYC history.
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As Public Advocate, Betsy Gotbaum improved the lives of the city's most vulnerable residents by championing reforms that lead to improved city services. The link below provides a snapshot of some of Betsy Gotbaum's successes as Public Advocate.