Williamsburg, NY - Bedford Gardens Residents Angry At Proposed 19% Rent Hike
Williamsburg, NY - Hundreds of angry Williamsburg residents are up in arms over a proposed rent hike that they say is too high and not deserved.
The management company for the Bedford Gardens on Ross St. has proposed a 19% rent hike across the board to cover renovation costs.
Officials at Kraus Management sent tenants a letter in March informing them about their proposal to jack up the rent.
The city Dept. of Housing, Preservation and Development and the U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development will ultimately decided if the increases at the rent subsidized building will go through.
‚ÄúThe exorbitant rent hikes being proposed at Bedford Gardens are putting an affordable development at risk of no longer being affordable,‚ÄĚ District Leader Licoln Restler (D-Williamsburg) said.
Max Klein, 55, said the hallways and elevators constantly smell like urine and are never cleaned.
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