New York Today, Assemblymember Yuh-Line Niou released the following statement regarding Attorney General Schneiderman's consent decree forcing Croman to pay $8 million in restitution to tenants. In addition, over 100 Croman properties will be overseen by a new management company for 5 years, and a monitor will supervise the settlement's compliance.
The message to unscrupulous landlords is clear: tenant harassment is simply not tolerated in New York, and our State will hold bad actors accountable for their actions, said Assemblymember Yuh-Line Niou. Tenants throughout my district have long voiced concerns about Cromans housing practices. My office has heard tenant accounts describing a lack of basic repairs, caving rooftops and broken staircases caused by landlord neglect. I applaud Attorney General Schneiderman for his actions today, and I look forward to ensuring tenants have the tools necessary to recover and move past Cromans severe negligence.
Further information on the consent decree can be found here.