NEW YORK (PIX11) — As rents in New York City continue to skyrocket, so do evictions, according to the Legal Aid Society.
The number of informal evictions is triple or quadruple what the city data shows, according to Judith Goldiner, supervising attorney at Legal Aid.
Goldiner said good cause eviction legislation keeps tenants in homes and curbs unfair rent hikes. The lawyer said Gov. Kathy Hochul should be doing more to address the crisis.
“We’re sad she’s not being a leader on a leading cause of inflation: rents,” Goldiner said of Hochul.
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