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While Jared Kushner was at the helm, Kushner Companies filed at least 80 work permits in 34 buildings throughout New York stating there were no rent-regulated tenants living at the properties, but tax documents prove the applications were false.
According to the Associated Press, tax records show there were at least 300 rent-regulated units across the 34-property portfolio at the time.
Nonprofit housing watchdog, Housing Rights Initiative, unearthed the 80 false applications for work permits, some of which were signed by Kushner Companies chief operating officer, filed between 2013 and 2016, as well as amended forms filed at least a year later that corrected the misreported information.
Tenants interviewed by AP said they were subsequently subjected to targeted harassment as construction began in some of the properties.
The company denied wrongdoing in a statement to AP and said it outsourced the preparation of such documents to third parties with independent counsel reviews.
“Kushner would never deny any tenant their due-process rights,” the company said in a statement. “If mistakes or violations are identified, corrective action is taken immediately.”
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