NEW CITY, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — Rockland County is going after slumlords who illegally divide homes.
Rockland County Exeuctive Ed Day said local building-code enforcement has been unable to crack down on landlords who create boarding houses with illegal walls and inadequate exits, which are homes to many undocumented immigrants.
‘They place people at risk,” Day told WCBS 880’s Sean Adams. “They place those (at risk) who have the least voice, those who are the poorest among us. They place our volunteer firefighters at risk.”