Are Homeless Occupants in Scatter Site Program Rent-Stabilized Tenants?
LVT Number: #30856
Occupants, who were low-income, homeless families in danger of eviction, sued landlords, seeking a declaration that they were rent-stabilized tenants as well as leases in their own names. They claimed that landlords' tenant, We All Care, sublet apartments to them, and that this was an illusory tenancy scheme. Landlords claimed that the buildings were substantially rehabilitated in 2006 and therefore weren't subject to rent stabilization under any circumstances. Landlords rented to We All Care as part of a scattered site housing program operated under the auspices of the NYC Dept.
Delgado v. We All Care, Inc.: Index No. 5479/2016, 2020 NY Slip Op 31654(U)(Sup. Ct. Kings; 5/20/20; Sweeney, J)
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