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Renters in one district, landlords in another? Yes, for two Brooklyn Councilmembers

June 15, 2018 By Raanan Geberer Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Mathieu Eugene. Photo courtesy of Councilmember Eugene’s Office
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At least two Brooklyn elected officials live in rent-stabilized apartments in their district while owning rental properties just outside their districts.

Bklyner editor Liena Zagare named the two as Councilmembers Mathieu Eugene (D-Flatbush) and Jumaane Williams (D-East Flatbush-Canarsie).  There may be others as well, because not everyone responded to a survey sent out by the blog. Zagare pointed out that she is not implying that the Council members have done anything wrong, but “maybe rather than talk about affordable housing, [Eugene] should get a market-rate apartment, and give up the three-bedroom by the park to a family in his district who needs it more.”

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