In Brooklyn, about 100 families-a former homeless could be put back on the street
Author: Kirill Lukashov
Brooklyn housing news new York, new York
Higher regional court ruled that the landlord is not obliged to renew the lease agreement with former homeless people who live in buildings owned by Barry Hers, since 2014. The result of this decision, almost 100 families were under threat of eviction.
In 2014, the Department for the homeless of the city of new York has placed families in homes Barry Heers in Brooklyn. Part of the estate was a cluster for the homeless and operated by non-profit organizations. When in 2015 charity program for placement of homeless was over, many of them were able to pay for rent.
All this time, the residents fought for the opportunity to live in their apartments and pay rent. However, on Monday 5 November, the court decision opened the landlords the ability to evict tenants.
The family is devastated and outraged by the judge’s decision. Residents stressed that they do not understand why again should be on the street, if today able to pay the rent.
“I am very angry. I have to be homeless with my children,” says Irene dowdy, one of the women who were present at the announcement of the court decision.
Representatives of Legal aid who represent the families of residents, said they would appeal. Attorneys landlord refused to give comments.
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