Founder Of “The Rent Is Too Damn High” Political Party Served Eviction Notice
The New York Daily News reports Jimmy McMillan, famously known for being the founder of “The Rent Is Too Damn High” political party has been served an eviction notice from his landlord, Lisco Holdings LLC.
They want to remove McMillan from his rent-controlled East Village apartment where he pays only $872 per month because they claim McMillan does not permanently live at the one-bedroom East Village location. Instead, they said, he lives in Brooklyn. Despite this claim, McMillan told the Daily News, his Brooklyn apartment is used as an office. Because of this McMillan has filed a complaint at Brooklyn Federal Court, stating Lisco Holdings LLC has not complied with a 2009 order from the housing court where he was suppose to receive a new key after they locked him out of the East Village building. He also shared with the Daily News, “They never gave me a damn key.”
McMillan apparently found one on his own; he continued to expose to the Daily News that Lisco Holding LLC doesn’t have the authority to evict him and they are only using this tactic to remove him and other rent-controlled tenants in order to increase the rent. McMillan also claims he has attempted to pay his rent but Lisco Holidings LLC would not accept his payments.
In this housing debacle, McMillan will serve as his own lawyer and seeks monetary damages that total $1.3 million.
While McMillan sorts out his legal affairs, take a trip down memory lane to the New York City’s 2010 Governor candidate debate where McMillan became a pop culture sensation: