Housing and Affordability: Mayor’s plan is not to fix laws and courts against supply and owners!

Mayor Eric Adams got it all wrong! His 100,000 new unit proposal will require new rules, City Council approval, and years of planning and construction. Why not fix the 70,000 eviction case backlog, which would free up those units within months? If laws are changed to favor landlords removing bad tenants, more than 100,000 units…

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4-year holdover in a two-family home: $60K+ loss

Tenant started having problem paying rent right before COVID. When COVID-19 Emergency Eviction and Foreclosure Prevention Act went into effect on December 28, 2020, tenant trickled its obligation, then stopped completely. Even when the moratorium ended on January 15, 2022, owner had difficulties filing eviction. Tenant would damage property intentionally and file HPD habitability complaints…

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United Lumber at 91-59 120 Street

Residents on this block of 120 Street near Atlantic Avenue are not happy. In early morning, trucks picking up supply lined up blocking resident driveways. Dust from its yard has accumulated over several homes. Plastic and paper wrappers have been blown over to homes nearby. Several homeowners have been ticketed due to trash from United…

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