Supreme Court judge: Rockland house where over 30 migrants were living can only be used as single-family residence

The judge issued a final order in a lawsuit filed by the Town of Clarkstown against the owner of 295 New Hempstead Road.

News 12 Staff

Oct 13, 2023, 11:42 PM

Updated 182 days ago

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A state Supreme Court judge has ruled that a Rockland County house where over 30 migrants were found to be living last month can only be used as a single-family residence.
The judge issued a final order in a lawsuit filed by the Town of Clarkstown against the owner of 295 New Hempstead Road.
Building inspectors uncovered the overcrowding during an inspection.
The judge said the town can inspect the house at any time, and the Building Department must give its approval before its occupied as a single-family residence.
Town Supervisor George Hoehmann says the ruling is a victory for the town.
He says all the residents have been evacuated and the house is currently vacant.


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