We are the tenants of 617 West 141st Street. On Saturday, December 3rd, 2022, there was a Five-alarm fire. Over 250 Firefighters arrived at the scene to combat flames for over 5 hours! Over 39 families, most of whom had lived at 617 West for over 40 years, were left HOMELESS right before the holiday season. Our families have lost it all and are all scattered throughout the boroughs, currently at the mercy of the Red Cross's temporary emergency placement, which will end Monday, December 12th. Come December 12th, we will be placed into shelter systems and forced to abandon our Community! There are Senior Citizens and children with special needs and over 120 tenants who will not have access to 617 West for the next two years or so! All thanks to the continued negligence of Goldmont Realty Corp. All remediation efforts and city agencies, post-fire policies have been ignored by building management, making this unnecessarily difficult and adding on to the emotional distress of our tenants!

*All funds collected will be evenly distributed between the 39 apartments so that all tenants can cover their immediate necessities*

If there are any other services or assistance that you can provide, please send us an email [email redacted]


Somos los inquilinos del edificio 617 West 141st, donde el 3 de Diciembre del 2022, hubo un fuego devastador de 5 Alarmas, que dejo a 39 familias HOMELESS/DESAMPARADAS justo antes de la temporada de Navidad. La mayoria de
los inquilinos tenian mas de 4 decadas viviendo en el 617 West y en cuestion de 5 horas perdieron por completo todo el esfuerzo de su vida.

Dentro de los inquilinos se encuentran niños con discapcidades, personas mayores de 65 años y en total mas de 120 inquilinos que estimamos que NO TENDREMOS ACCESO a nuestro edificio durante los proximos dos años, ya que los duenos del edificio no nos quieren responder por la negligencia que causo el fuego! El proceso se ha retrasado gracias a management, ni una explicacion nos han dado sobre cuales son los pasos a seguir por su negligencia!

A Partir del Lunes, 12 de Diciembre, luego que termine la ayuda temporal de la Cruz Roja, la mayoria de los inquilinos estaran expuestos a los sistemas de Shelters de la Cuidad de NYC, obligandonos a abandonar la unica Comunidad que conocemos como nuestro hogar.

*Todos los fondos seran divididos entre los 39 apartamentos para que los inquilinos puedan cubrir sus necesidades basicas*

Si hay cualquier servicio o asistencia que puedan ofrecernos porfavor escribanos a nuestro correo electronico [email redacted]! GRACIAS! Cualquier donacion sera valorada GRANDEMENTE!

Organizer and beneficiary

Tenant’s Association
New York, NY
Yashira Rodriguez

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