The city is suing a high-profile pair of Brooklyn landlords for an alleged attempt to evict tenants from their Crown Heights townhouse amid the state’s eviction moratorium, the Mayor’s Office to Protect Tenants announced Tuesday.
The demonstration began as dozens of protesters gathered outside Downtown Brooklyn’s housing court, before marching to the offices of city marshal Howard Schain.
The moratorium on evictions was extended to August 20, but only for those who can prove their financial hardship is due to the coronavirus, our sister pub Brooklyn Paper reports.
The current approach is short sighted and will result in "less revenue for the government and massive displacement," according to Francis Greenburger of Time Equities.
Groups representing owners of apartment buildings praised the federal aid package in the works but said more is urgently needed to stabilize housing and the economy.