Monday, February 10, 2014

Nassau County Tenant Rally to Keep Homes

The predominately black and Hispanic residents of the working class enclave in Great Neck in Nassau County have fought for decades to keep their rent stabilized homes. The landlords filed a petition to demolish the building and replace it with luxury condos in 2007.

These tenants aren't out of the woods. Real Rent Reformed helped organize a rally that garnered press attention from Newsday and News12 Long Island:
Tenants of an apartment complex in Great Neck rallied today with hopes of holding onto their homes in the face of eviction.
Tenants of Academy Gardens, which has 40 rent-stabilized units, say the building's owner is looking to tear it down and replace it with condo units. Some of the tenants have called their apartments home for decades.