New York Eviction Ban Makes Air Force Veteran Landlord Homeless Because Tenants Exploit Pandemic Eviction Ban 

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Carla McArthur is one of Brandie LaCasse’s deadbeat tenants who owe LaCasse $23,000 in back rent, McArthur has been exploiting the eviction ban.

The New York eviction ban has forced a Air Force veteran landlord in New York to live out of her car.

Brandie LaCasse has been unable to collect rents from the tenants of her three properties. The tenants refused to pay rent for over a year and are using the pandemic as an excuse.  In addition, she is unable to to evict them due to the state and federal moratoriums.

LaCasse claims her tenants owe her more than $23,000 in unpaid rent. She has also not received rental assistance funds from the government. CBS News reports at least one of her tenants was approved for rental help. 

As a result, LaCasse and her daughter have been left homeless. She relied on the rental income to support her and her daughter. The single mother and her daughter have been living out of her car or staying with friends.

LaCasse claimed she had notified her tenants that they needed to move out so that she could move in after they decided to stop paying her rent. However, the federal and NYS eviction bans prevented LaCasse from doing so.

New York State approved Carla McArthur for rental assistance. However, she refused to pay LaCasse with it. McArthur expressed her sympathies for the landlord’s position. She told CBS News that she can’t pay rent because of the high costs for childcare for her daughter and autistic son.

McArthur claims she and her family have contracted Covid-19 multiple times:

I feel bad that I have not been able to pay her. We’ve gone from two incomes. I had COVID-19 twice. My kids all have had it once. My husband’s had it once.

McArthur said she worries that her family will be evicted when the moratorium ends.  Thus, leaving her and her family homeless in the process.

Landlords Are Getting The Shaft By Tenants And The State During The Eviction Ban

LaCasse’s situation represents the current  state for many landlords across the country. 

The state of New York has only doled out about 8% of the $2.6 billion federally allotted for the rental assistance to landlords.

The federal government promised landlords nearly $47 billion in federal rental assistance to offset their losses. However, that has been slow to materialize. The federal government has only released $3 billion of the first tranche of $25 billion it had earmarked to help landlords.

Landlords also point to tenants who received paychecks throughout the pandemic but didn’t pay rent or bother to file for rental assistance. Others point to delinquent tenants who they claim still managed to drive a luxury car, get food deliveries or go on vacation.

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  • Genevieve 9:47:17 am September 6, 2021

    Landlords don’t deserve to call themselves landlords if they don’t own any property. They are just property managers.
    Property managers who should’ve planned better… perhaps by owning their own residence 100% before profiting off the labor of others by renting out unowned properties and somehow feeling entitled to whine incessantly when it doesn’t work out profitably. Have they no shame?
    At least they own a car to live in. Their tenants might not be so lucky.

  • Stephen Dibert 9:47:17 am September 6, 2021

    So you’re saying this woman should be a deadbeat and live in the house for free? Brandie LaCasse owns the house. Her deadbeat tenants are milking the system so they can live for free.

  • Carla 9:47:17 am September 6, 2021

    Maybe mindless reporters should investigate their fact more thouroughly before defacing a person they’ve never met and know absolutely nothing about as opposed to copy catting a reputable news broadcasting company’s story. It was aired August 25, 2021 you can find it on Youtube under CBS nightly news. They’ve clearly corrected the story and publically admitted to being in the wrong. Before telling me that I don’t know the true meaning of defamation of character and to tell me that because I suffered a financial hardship amoung thousands of other American families that since I couldn’t pay my rent that I shouldn’t bother seeking legal counsel because for lack of time and explaination that I couldn’t afford an attorney is unacceptable. In addition to go on and tell me that I couldn’t afford an out of state attorney again is unacceptable. The problem with your words are that you have absolutely no clue what my personal financial standing is currently. With that said shut your big mouth and hang up the journalism hat. Because yes I did get State funding to help rectify my personal situation but I also repaid the state every penny.

  • Stephen Dibert 9:47:17 am September 6, 2021

    By your own admission, a Dutchess County judge allowed Brandie LaCasse to evict you for non-payment of rent. So, I don’t know why you’re upset with us. You’re the one who didn’t pay your rent even after you received assistance from NYS.

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