Village of Westbury creating housing enforcement unit to crack down on illegal housing

The Village of Westbury is creating a housing enforcement unit and hiring two new officers to crack down on illegal housing. The unit will conduct

Residents will receive fliers informing them of the

Residents will receive fliers informing them of the changes and specifics to the housing enforcement program. (Credit: News 12 Long Island)

WESTBURY - The Village of Westbury is creating a housing enforcement unit and hiring two new officers to crack down on illegal housing.

The village will also conduct inspections without notice and increase housing violation fines. It will also raise fees and toughen maintenance rules for homes owned by absentee landlords.

“It's not targeted to any particular people, it's just targeted to a situation, which is landlords who are making money by victimizing people in the community and by victimizing the community as a whole,” says Mayor Peter Cavallaro.

In the coming days, residents will receive fliers informing them of the changes and specifics to the housing enforcement program.

 

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Illegal Housing

To report a suspected illegal rental, email mayor@villageofwestbury.org or call the village.

Village of Westbury : 516-333-1869

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