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We talk to landlords about the struggles they are experiencing during the pandemic. Large corporations that own properties are doing quite well, but many properties are owned by local individuals who are struggling to pay their mortgages. They're concerned that landlords are being stereotyped.

We discuss it with our guests, who are landlords:

  • Pastor Fritz Longabaugh
  • Pat Gallagher
  • Karl Weekes

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As unemployment bonuses dry up and New York’s eviction moratorium ends, concern is mounting about a wave of people being thrown out of their homes. Some landlords are concerned too.

Rochester City Court has a new housing section. Now, tenants can bring small claims actions against landlords to be heard by a judge.

We talk about how the system will work, and we hear from a local tenant and a local landlord who share their perspectives and concerns. In studio:

New York State’s new tenant protection laws affect evictions, security deposits, and a lot more. Advocates say the law, which went into effect this summer, will protect vulnerable tenants. But a growing group of landlords say the law has an unintended consequence: it’s making it harder for people in poverty to find any housing at all.

Our guests debate the impact of the new laws: In studio: