From the Morning Memo:

Democratic state Senate candidate Zellnor Myrie on Thursday will be endorsed by the progressive affordable housing group New York Communities for Change.

Myrie is running against Sen. Jesse Hamitlon, a former member of the now-dissolved Independent Democratic Conference in the 20th Senate district.

“Zellnor Myrie has made clear that he will fight tirelessly to expand affordable housing in Brooklyn and never abandon the Democratic Party,” said Jonathan Westin, the group’s executive director. “For years, Jesse Hamilton betrayed Brooklyn by helping Senate Republicans block real rent reform while working families in his district lost their homes. Enough is enough.”

The endorsement will formally be announced at noon in Brooklyn at Myrie’s apartment building.

New York Communities for Change is one of a constellation of groups that have been backing the gubernatorial campaign of Cynthia Nixon, who is challenging Gov. Andrew Cuomo in a Democratic primary this September.

“I am grateful that my platform and experience have drawn the support of NYCC, an organization that fearlessly challenges entrenched and unjust power structures, just as I hope to do in this campaign and in the State Senate,” said Myrie, a Brooklyn attorney and advocate for affordable housing.

“As president of my tenant association, I can personally testify to the influence of NYCC’s community-based advocacy for affordable housing. Unfortunately, tenant advocates are often hamstrung by callous housing policies backed by the incumbent’s conservative friends in Albany. This district is at the epicenter of Brooklyn’s gentrification crisis, with rising rents pushing families out of the communities they call home, and it cannot afford another term for a politician willing to side with upstate Republicans over Brooklyn residents. I’m running to give our community real Democratic representation.”