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FYI: In a last ditch effort to publicly slam the city for housing homeless families in their apartment building, some tenants of the Noble Drew Ali housing development in East New York joined Legal Aid attorney Mimi Rosenberg and City Council member Charles Barron on the steps of City Hall this morning. Their lawsuit, which charges the owner of the low-income complex with illegally evicting permanent residents to make room for homeless families that the city Department of Homeless Services pays $90 a night to house, is scheduled to be heard in state Supreme Court on July 31. The case says the city has no right to house homeless families in rent-stabilized apartments, a claim city Corporation Counsel Michael Cardozo yesterday called “entirely wrong.” [7/23/03]

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