Residents sue White Plains YMCA due to mold, mice, bed bugs

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WHITE PLAINS -

People who live inside the residences at the YMCA on Mamaroneck Avenue in White Plains say they are living with mold, mice, a malfunctioning elevator and bed bugs.

Behind the state-of-the-art facility, tenants who live in the property’s apartment complex pay around $800 a month, but they say the arrangement is nothing but living in squalor.

Some of the residents are refusing to pay rent until the problems are fixed.  While they say they fear eviction, they filed a lawsuit against the YMCA to have their concerns addressed immediately.

"It doesn't have to be luxurious, but it should be clean and liveable and not violate New York's warranty of habitability, which we believe it does," says attorney Peter Tilem.

Cynthia Rubino, president of the YMCA of Central and Northern Westchester, didn’t comment on plans to evict the tenants, but released a statement, saying in part, "The YMCA has a full-time team in place to address maintenance of our building. We always seek to resolve these matters in a timely fashion."

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