One of Newburgh’s biggest problems is neglected and abandoned properties. They attract crime and most times have to be knocked down because they are past the point of saving. The rescue me series has proven that enough. Last Friday the Times Herald Record published an article stating that the City of Newburgh has now arrested the owner of the property above, 123 Renwick St. The owner has 16 cases that have piled up for the past 7 years.
Many people have complained that the City should heavily fine delinquent landlords so that homes do not sit and rot. The ideal situation would be to turn these homes over to new owners who will promise to repair them and live in them for 5 to 10 years. Hopefully this can continue full force.
Do you think the City will continue to press charges against repeat offender landlords?