Highest rates of eviction in NYC include parts of the Bronx and Brooklyn
The areas with the highest eviction rates across New York City include central and south Bronx, northern Staten Island and central Brooklyn, according to Census data.
The average rent for an apartment in Manhattan hit a record high last month, totaling to $5,588 per unit, according to a report from Miller Samuel and Douglas Elliman.
"The city that our mayor and this administration is creating is not one for regular folks, and they're leaving. And, we are going to end up with a city that is just for the extremely wealthy," said Legal Aid Society attorney Ellen Davidson.
Davidson, who is helping several New Yorkers battling eviction, says we are currently in a "housing crisis" citywide.
"There is an interest in our city to fill it up with people who make six, or seven figures. That is the type of housing we build. The people who make the city work, are not simply those people who work on Wall Street," Davidson said.
One single mother renting in central Brooklyn told News 12, "Everything is going up but, the pay is not going up."
"The characterization of non-payment proceedings as 'eviction' filings – and the numbers loosely used by politicians – are wrong," said, Michael Tobman, director of membership and communications of the Rent Stabilization Association "Only a small percentage of non-payment cases filed in Housing Court end in an eviction, and those cases often go on for 12 to 36 months."