Housing advocates rally for tenant protection measures

Housing advocates rallied Tuesday to call for more protections for tenants at risk of harassment from their landlords.



Only two families remain in an apartment building on Fourth Avenue in Park Slope after the other tenants moved out. Those remaining deal with construction that they say has caused leaks and major ceiling damage.



Advocates blame the situation on a 2003 rezoning of the area that allowed residential development without additional protections for tenants. They want to make sure the same thing does not happen in areas being considered for rezoning such as Gowanus.



As for those two remaining Park Slope families, they successfully sued their landlord, and repairs were required by the end of June. News 12 tried reaching out to the landlord, but he could not be located.


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