Rent-stabilized tenants residing at 1210 Clay Avenue in the Bronx will gather Monday in front of Bronx Supreme Court to rally and deliver remarks on their efforts to find the building’s landlord in contempt of court.
In a nearly three-year trial, the landlord, Ms. Hee Yang, has verbally agreed to a deal to make repairs twice, only to backtrack and refuse to sign settlement papers. The judge in the case has already ordered Ms. Yang to make the necessary repairs.
The tenants have withheld rent for over three years due to dangerous living conditions in the building, which include mold, leaks, structurally unsound banisters and pests. Ms. Yang has also repeatedly harassed tenants by entering their homes unannounced.
At the press conference, tenants will discuss conditions in the building and announce a potential 7A filing to ask the city to place a receiver to manage the building. Tenants were organized with the help of New Settlement’s membership-driven tenant organizing project, Community Action for Safe Apartments (CASA), and represented by Bronx Legal Services’ Tenant Rights Coalition Unit, part Legal Services NYC.
The rally will take place in front of Bronx Supreme Court, 851 Grand Concourse, Bronx, NY 10451, starting 8:45 a.m. on Monday, January 29, 2024.
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