Bronx tenants who say they're ‘fed up’ with poor living conditions file suit against landlord
Bronx tenants who say they’ve had enough of living in poor conditions at 1210 Clay Ave. in Concourse Village have filed a lawsuit to force their landlord to properly maintain the building.
They’re suing landlord Hee Yang in Bronx Housing Court in an effort to force her to make repairs that they claim she has neglected for years.
Tenant Kevin Brown says there was a fire in his apartment last week and that he is now homeless. He says he believes it was started because of faulty wiring.
Yang admitted that she has 21 current violations that are related to ongoing repairs and vermin complaints.
The Department of Buildings website also lists several complaints of illegal conversions associated with the property.
The most current one is listed back in April of 2019, which was listed as resolved.
News 12 is told that Yang has a place in lower Manhattan but also lives in the building. Yang tells News 12 she properly maintains the six-story walk-up.
“They have access to me every day, they can knock on the door for what needs to be done,” said Yang.
Yang says she is the one being taken advantage of.
Tenants are currently on a rent strike. Advocates are in the process of helping tenants find temporary housing as they continue their lawsuit against Yang.