Orange County to develop new approach to substandard rental housing

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GOSHEN – Orange County is getting tougher on sub-standard apartments and their landlords.
County Executive Steven Neuhaus said the Department of Health and County
Attorney’s Office will work together to crack down.
“Now our health department can go and violate homes that are putting the tenants in most parts, it’s mostly from slumlords that they are putting those families at risk,” Neuhaus said. “So we are going to be pinpointing some areas that we think need the most.”
The areas to be targeted initially will be the three cities – Newburgh, Middletown and Port Jervis.
The county legislature must first approve the plan before it is implemented.