Chelsea Tenants, Displaced by Fire, Fight Back with MFJ’s Help

After a Christmas Day fire ripped through their Chelsea walk-up forcing tenants who had lived in the building for decades to move to temporary shelter, the landlord sent termination notices ending their leases on account of the fire. NBC New York covered the story, and State Senator Brad Hoylman reached out to MFJ for help.  Liz Dunn, an attorney with Willkie Farr & Gallagher who is an extern at MFJ, is now working with the tenants to sue the landlord to make repairs so that the tenants can return home. The tenants served with termination notices have lived in the building for 23 years, 45 years, and nearly 50 years, respectively.