'Bad Landlords' disproportionately target Bronx residents, new report finds

Moses Gates, the group’s vice president for housing and neighborhood planning who worked on the report, said immigrants and people who don’t have the money to fight landlords in court are susceptible.

“Bad landlords pick on the people who are easiest to pick on," he said. "If you aren’t a fluent English speaker, if you’re a recent immigrant or if you have reason to worry about immigration status, if you don’t have the time and money to fight things that should be able to be fought or otherwise you don’t have the resources of a higher-income renter, that is who unscrupulous people are going to try to target."

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