Cozen O’Connor: Affordable Housing Landlords Among City’s Most Active Evictors

Affordable Housing Landlords Among City’s Most Active Evictors

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Ken Fisher explains why the narrative of aggressive evictions in New York is unfair to landlords in a PincusCo article. The article notes that statistically, owners of subsidized housing units have some of the highest rates of evictions in New York City even though they can’t charge higher rents after a vacancy. Moreover, most tenants served with warrants of eviction enter payment plans and stay in their homes.

“Most landlords are in the rent collection business, not the eviction business,” Ken said. “No one wants somebody to lose their home, and the city should do more to help people keep them, but it’s not fair to the other tenants who do pay their rent, and could get better service if everybody else did too, to say that no eviction is justified.”

To read the full article, click here.