Esplanade Seniors Find Financial Relief

In April, a $35M repurposing of the Esplanade Senior Living facility in White Plains was approved by the city to renovate a 15-story building and annex into luxury apartments that would attract Millenial’s. Controversy began over the fate of the seniors who were already living at Esplanade. A report in the Journal News/ exposed the management of the Esplanade for continuing to renew and sign new leases just weeks before notification of the change was sent. Attorney General Eric Schneiderman began an investigation that has now led to an agreement where the Esplanade will pay over $528,000 to 139 senior citizens who have lost their home. Schneiderman said Wednesday “By failing to inform potential residents of their plan to vacate and repurpose the building, the Esplanade owners caused many seniors to suffer undue and unnecessary stress, hardship and expense.” The Esplanade repurposing has caused elected officials to propose legislation whereby landlords would be required to obtain court approval before terminating the leases of disabled or those over 65. So far, no law has passed. In a statement yesterday Yonkers Assemblywoman Shelley Mayer said a bill needs to be passed.

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