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Bed-Stuy Tenants Take Legal Action Against Landlord Over Alleged Neglect

Legal Aid Society attorneys representing the tenants allege that the landlord deprived the tenants of basic services by failing to complete basic repairs.

A group of Bed-Stuy tenants are asking for a court-appointed executive to replace their landlord, alleging they have been “effectively abandoned” to deal with issues of vermin infestations, persistent roof leaks, as well as inadequate heat and janitorial services, according to recent Housing Court filings. Six of the nine tenants residing at 201 Pulaski St. are seeking to have the non-profit Food First Housing Development Fund Company, Inc replaced by the courts through the city’s 7A program, which appoints an administrator to take over ownership of a dangerous building to ensure repairs are made. Click here to read more on