Clarkstown allowed to inspect 14 homes over next 2 weeks in effort to combat overcrowding
Clarkstown will be able to inspect 14 homes for health and safety code concerns over the next two weeks after reaching an agreement with First Choice SV Property Management, the group that oversees them.
"Our issue is to get compliance and to not have the overcrowding of transient folks in a single-family home. The health, safety, welfare concern – that’s our main concern,” said Deputy Town Attorney for Clarkstown Kevin Conway on Monday.
This latest legal push in front of State Supreme Court Judge Thomas Zugibe comes after the town found overcrowding and other violations in homes overseen by first choice including 295 New Hempstead Road in New City where it's believed more than 30 people were living.
That house was ordered closed and residents are now gone.
Joseph Churgin, the attorney representing First Choice, says he walked through several of the homes last week and did not see any issues.
Both sides are expected back in court later this month.
As we have previously reported, both the homeowners and property management group have said they had no idea what was going on inside the properties.