Bedford-Stuyvesant Tenants Bid to Evict Nonprofit Landlord

(THE CITY) October 5, 2019

Some Brooklyn tenants battling to oust their troubled nonprofit landlord have reached a deal that could bring some relief — while others in buildings run by the group say they remain plagued by rats, broken locks and more woes.

The landlord, Northeast Brooklyn Housing Development Corp. (NEBHDCo), controls about 1,000 apartments in Bedford-Stuyvesant entrusted to it over the last three decades by the city Department of Housing Preservation and Development, along with mortgages and other aid.

Conditions in some of the nearly 100 buildings the nonprofit owns have grown so dire that then-Public Advocate Letitia James last year cited Jeffrey Dunston, NEBHDCo’s CEO, as the second-worst private landlord in the city.