Landlord, Air Force vet homeless after tenants stop paying rent during eviction ban
A landlord in upstate New York is living out of a car with her daughter after being unable to collect rent from tenants in three properties she owns due to eviction moratoriums.
“I don’t understand how they can give my private property to somebody to live for free. I bought that property. I fixed it up with my blood, sweat and tears,” Brandie LaCasse, a single mother and Air Force veteran, told CBS News.
New York landlord Brandie LaCasse has been waiting on rent from her tenants for nearly a year, but the single mother is living out of her car despite being owed more than $23,000 in unpaid rent by the state. pic.twitter.com/1JTZ5qn4x2
— CBS Evening News (@CBSEveningNews) August 26, 2021
Now, LaCasse is living out of a car with her daughter, as well as staying with friends when she is able.