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Rent relief hinges on dwindling goodwill

first_img Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Sen. Brian Kavanagh and RSA President Joe Strasburg (Getty, Strasburg via Jeffersons Siegel)Sometime this month, New York landlords and tenants will gain access to $2.3 billion in federal aid allocated by the state.The catch: They’ll have to work together to get it.In a year that’s pushed the cat-dog dichotomy of the landlord-tenant relationship to extremes, cooperation could be elusive.The law allows either party to start an application for relief. But for money to be doled out, tenants must request funds that will go directly to the landlord and the landlord must, in turn, accept them. Both have reasons not to do their part.Romeo Budhoo, a Schenectady landlord just featured in a stunning Washington Post story on the acrimony resulting from a year of unpaid rent, doubts his tenants, protected by an eviction moratorium at least through August, will bother to apply.ADVERTISEMENT“They’re telling themselves, ‘Why should we go and do all these things and hustle to apply when nobody can put us out of our apartment?’” Budhoo said in a phone interview.Read moreLandlords turn down federal reliefLandlords hail aid bill as end of “cancel rent”Rent relief failing to reach New Yorkers Full Name* Tags Budhoo’s pessimism comes from experience: Alfonzo Hill, the tenant in the Washington Post feature, didn’t participate in last summer’s relief program. Hill didn’t reply to a request for comment.Sen. Brian Kavanagh, who chairs the Senate Housing Committee, said this program has much more going for it — up to 12 months of back rent and three months of future rent. Last year’s paid the difference between 30 percent of a tenant’s income and the rent due. He expects the new offer will draw both parties.“Tenants and landlords don’t have to hold hands and have warm feelings for each other to participate,” said Kavanagh.But the tenant-landlord stand-off goes both ways. Even if renters sign up for relief, landlords who accept it can’t evict a paying tenant for a year — and could likewise be stuck with a nonpaying tenant because of an extended moratorium or housing court delays.Still, landlord lobbyist Joe Strasburg believes owners are desperate enough to take that chance.“Our guys are small property owners who haven’t been paid rent since March,” said Strasburg, the president of the Rent Stabilization Association. “They’ll take the money knowing full well that if the tenant decides to game the system for the next year, they’re stuck.”Tenant lawyers warn that the more likely outcome is landlords, embittered by tenants living rent-free, won’t accept out of spite.“There are some landlords,” said the Legal Aid Society’s Ellen Davidson, “that are so angry at their tenants who have struggled during this time that they want to see them homeless. And so they won’t accept the money for them, because it’s not about the money for them.”Budhoo says he’s not in that camp. With $13,000 in unpaid property taxes and the threat of foreclosure on his rentals and his own home creeping closer, he said he is more than willing to cooperate with his tenants to get relief.“At least,” he said, “I’ll try.”Contact Suzannah Cavanaugh Share via Shortlink Message* Email Address* Commercial Real EstateEvictionsPoliticsrent stabilization associationlast_img read more

Erick ‘Jesus’ Coomes Shares Raw Emotion In First Episode Of Lettuce’s New Documentary Series [Watch]

first_imgThe members of Lettuce and their fans are excitingly preparing themselves for the start of a new album cycle here in the coming months. The popular funk band recently announced the details for their next studio album, Elevate, which is scheduled to arrive on June 14th via Regime Music Group. The band also previously hinted at the arrival of a new documentary series chronicling the making of their forthcoming album. On Wednesday, the band followed through on their tease by sharing the first episode for the new series titled, The Krewe, in coordination with the first single from Elevate.Related: Lettuce Welcomes Oteil Burbridge During Triumphant Weekend At Suwannee Rising According to the video’s premiere on Wednesday, each of the members of Lettuce will have their own episode as part of the documentary series. Each episode will treat fans to behind-the-scenes footage from inside the recording studio during the making of the album.The first episode focuses on bassist Erick “Jesus” Coomes, as he takes viewers into their studio space in Denver where one can apparently find an abundance mix of music, marijuana, and smile-inducing rose quartz crystals. Coomes takes time to explain the process of widdling down the list of unfinished songs to be focused on before deciding on a final tracklist for the album, in addition to sharing some raw emotion when discussing his musical upbringings. Fans can check out the video below to watch the entire first episode of The Krewe in full.The Krewe: A Lettuce Documentary Series – Trailer/Ep. 1 Jesus[Video: LettuceFunk]Lettuce will continue their run of spring performances into the summer with a batch of new tour dates now set to keep the funk outfit on the road until November. Fans can head to the band’s website for complete tour info and tickets. Fans can also click here to pre-order Elevate prior to its June arrival.[H/T Earmilk]last_img read more

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