Residents rally for future of Park Slope assisted living facility

Only seven tenants remain at Prospect Park Residence, which was once home to 130 people in their 90s.

Only seven tenants remain at Prospect Park Residence, which was once home to 130 people in their 90s. (5/18/15)

BROOKLYN - People rallied outside the Supreme Court building in Downtown Brooklyn ahead of a hearing over the future of a Park Slope assisted living facility. 

Only seven tenants remain at Prospect Park Residence, which was once home to 130 people in their 90s.

Family members say a year ago, they were given a 90-day notice to start relocating their relatives.

Since then, they claim quality of life has deteriorated for the remaining residents.

Community members rallied to demand a new receiver or person take over the building.

They claim the landlord, Haysha Deitsch, wants to sell the building and knew about it long ago, while still accepting applications for new residents.

In court, attorneys for the facility operator argued that the Department of Health should pay for the receiver due to a lack of funds.

However, attorneys for the DOH say the department doesn't want to help residents that are actually suing the agency.

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