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Homelessness vs. Rent Stabilization

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Are homeless people more appealing tenants than rent-stabilized folks? Yes, in some landlords' eyes. The Times reports on Mayor Bloomberg's "cluster-site" housing program, in which homeless families are placed in buildings (mostly in the Bronx) alongside regular tenants: "While rent-paying tenants in the buildings are not subject to the curfew or sign-in requirements, many complain that their landlords have been pushing them out to make way for homeless families because the cluster-site program pays far more — an average of $1,730 — for the units, many of which are rent-stabilized." [NYT]