Monday, October 22, 2007
Rent-stabilized evicted to house homeless
The city has found a peculiar solution for housing homeless families - free up rent-stabilized apartments by dumping the tenants into the streets.
The Department of Homeless Services has inked a deal with a Bronx nonprofit group to turn two adjacent Corona buildings into a shelter for homeless families, the Daily News has learned.
Queens rent-stabilization tenants booted, homeless move in
Since a new owner bought 38-01 and 38-09 112th St. in August, tenants in 67 of the 70 rent-stabilized units have been ousted.
They were told the building was slated for demolition, said remaining tenants, who insist they were harassed into moving for as little as $2,000 to free up the property for a deal with the city.