Senators Rebuke Landlord for Calling Tenants "Animals"

Originally published in Spectrum News on May 23, 2019.

Michael Acevedo, president of the Orange County Landlords Association, made no friends during his testimony before the New York Senate Investigations and Government Operations, and Housing Committees on Thursday.

The senators made an example of him before a crowded auditorium at the Newburgh Armory Unity Center.

To better understand the concerns of local landlords, Investigations and Government Operations Committee Chairman, Senator James Skoufis, first asked Acevedo how many properties he owned.