HPD program pushes landlords to make repairs at 129 Brooklyn buildings

The Department of Housing Preservation and Development says it's pushing landlords to give tenants the conditions they deserve.

News 12 Staff

Feb 22, 2019, 12:07 AM

Updated 1,886 days ago

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HPD program pushes landlords to make repairs at 129 Brooklyn buildings
The Department of Housing Preservation and Development says it's pushing landlords to give tenants the conditions they deserve.
The city announced that 250 buildings throughout the boroughs have become part of its Alternative Enforcement Program.
The owners of these buildings have four months to make repairs or they will be fined.
Several tenants at 921 St. Mark's Ave. say problems like heating have been going on for far too long. They say they've joined forces with the Crown Heights Tenants Union to protest and demand repairs from their landlord.
A spokesperson from Top Quality Management tells News 12 that they only took over one of the buildings in the program a few months ago and have begun renovation to the lobby and several apartments. They say the company plans to have the building up to code within the next three or four months.
Tenants say they hope this program helps in getting them the living conditions they deserve.


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