Hempstead, NY - December 30, 2016 - Hempstead seniors and tenants will demand that landlord of 40 West Columbia building stop all efforts to evict tenants and make urgently needed repairs.
Conditions are so bad at 40 W. Columbia Street that in July 2016 (as reported by Fios1) that Nassau County began withholding Section 8 money from the building's owner until conditions improved. In 2014 (as reported by Newsday) residents reported living in squalid conditions. Conditions in the building have not improved.
Now the the landlord is beginning the process of evicting tenants and issuing 72 hour notices. Residents and activists are outraged "grinch" landlord continues to get away with ruining holidays for tenants.
Hempstead seniors and tenants and New York Communities for Change are gathering together to demand that the landlord halt evictions and 72 hour notices.