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Some Brooklyn tenants claim their landlord is discriminating against them and trying to force them out of their rent-stabilized apartments to collect higher rents from younger, white tenants.

Black tenants of Homewood Gardens Estates in the Prospect Lefferts Garden neighborhood have filed a federal lawsuit against the complex and owner Yeshaya Wasserman.

They allege the landlord failed to make repairs and seldom cashed rent checks in a scheme to evict them from their rent-controlled apartments.

“He fails routinely to cash rent checks and then turns around and sues plaintiffs for allegedly not paying their rent,” attorney Pavita Krishnaswamy said.


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