“As affordable housing issues take center stage in Kingston with a series of public hearings and heated debate over a major market-rate apartment complex being pitched for the heart of Uptown Kingston, a local activist group has published a study arguing that evictions in the city are reaching rates not seen since the housing crisis a decade ago.

The study, prepared by Kingston Creative owner and housing advocate Alex Panagiotopoulos, aligns with other data showing that an increasing proportion of Ulster County residents are having difficulty keeping up with rising rents.

Panagiotopoulos compiled the survey using data from Kingston Landlord Support, a website founded in 2008 to assist local landlords by identifying tenants with a history of evictions. The website uses information culled from Ulster County courts, the Ulster County Sheriff’s Office and the City of Kingston’s Building and Safety Division.”

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