Jimmy McMillan, beloved tenant crusader and founder of the Rent Is Too Damn High party, is facing eviction from his East Village apartment, where the rent is definitely not too damn high. Lisco Holdings, McMillan's landlord at 107 St. Marks Place, says that the rent-stabilized $872/month apartment is not McMillan's primary residence, which violates stabilization rules. Lisco says the perpetual political candidate's primary home is in Flatbush, but McMillan says that was just a campaign office.
McMillan has been having this fight with Lisco since 2011, but the Daily News reports that the eviction is supposed to be carried out by a city marshal next Thursday, February 5. McMillan filed a new lawsuit to halt the process, telling the News, "They don't have the authority to evict me." McMillan, who is acting as his own attorney, is seeking $1.3 million in damages, and says that Lisco violated a 2009 court order by not giving him a key to the apartment after locking him out. If the eviction goes through, McMillan says he has no where to go.
· EXCLUSIVE: Jimmy McMillan of 'The Rent Is Too Damn High' receives eviction notice [NYDN]
· All Jimmy McMillan coverage [Curbed]