Williamsburg tenants say advocacy group turned them away

Residents in Williamsburg say they are living in horrible conditions and the tenants rights advocacy group they turned to for help turned them away.Tenants at the Los Sures low-income housing project

News 12 Staff

Feb 1, 2006, 11:48 PM

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Williamsburg tenants say advocacy group turned them away
Residents in Williamsburg say they are living in horrible conditions and the tenants rights advocacy group they turned to for help turned them away.Tenants at the Los Sures low-income housing project say for years they have been living with bullet holes in their windows, rooftops with no doors and leaking ceilings. They say when they reached out to Brooklyn Legal Services for help, Marty Needleman, a tenants rights advocate, turned them away. Needleman, who is the project director of Brooklyn Legal Services, is also a board member for Los Sures housing. Needleman admitted representing the tenants would be a conflict of interest and says he gave them the name of another legal service. Residents, however, want Needleman to resign as a board member and say the board should find another lawyer who will take their needs more seriously.


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