Isaac Hirsch and JIH Builders: Stop the Evictions and Harassment of The Tenants of 693 Madison Street in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn
We, the undersigned, are supporters of The 693 Madison Street Tenants Association and demand that Isaac Hirsch and JIH Builders cease all forms of tenant harassment.
In 2017, JIH Builders became relentless in their effort to push out low-to-middle income tenants out of 693 Madison Street in order to rent to people with higher incomes. While many tenants did leave, several tenants chose to resist and formed The 693 Madison Street Tenants Association. The 693 Madison Street Tenants Association is demanding that Isaac Hirsch and JIH Builders immediately end the mass evictions and all forms of tenant harassment!
Tenant Harassment is against the law! For example, JIH Builders has targeted one Black family which includes a grandmother, an infant, and a toddler. The family are long-time Brooklyn residents who moved to 693 Madison Street three years ago. Despite multiple attempts to pay their June and July 2017 rent online, through credit cards and by cashier check, Isaac Hirsch refused to not take their payments. Instead, JIH Builders falsely took this family to court in August 2017 for non-payment.
JIH Builders has also used other illegal tactics of harassment to punish the remaining 693 Madison Street tenants in an effort to force them out of their apartments including:
We the undersigned stand with The 693 Madison Street Tenants Association and demand JIH Builders cease all tenant harassment and the mass evictions.
We also call upon the community to contact Isaac Hirsch to tell him tenant harassment is a crime and that they must stop the mass evictions at 693 Madison Street:
President and CEO
JIH Builders Group LLC
389 Willoughby Ave. Suite #207
Brooklyn NY 11205
P. 718-522-2750 Ext. 101
For more on the struggle: See Equality for Flatbush's New Video: Support the 693 Madison Street Tenant Assoc against JIH Builders Group LLC (JIH): https://youtu.be/VOlNEMYfURg
Video shot and Edited by Nadeem Salaam of Elev Trax @elevtrtrax
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