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Man who formed ‘The Rent Is Too Damn High’ political party faces eviction

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Jimmy McMillan of the Rent is 2 Damn High Party, running for New York State Governor, speaks during the gubernatorial debate at Hofstra University October 18, 2010 in Hempstead, New York. (Photo by Audrey C. Tiernan-Pool/Getty Images)

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City man who made his political name over the claim that “the rent is too damn high” may soon not have a place to live.

Jimmy McMillan says he’s facing an eviction notice that says he has to leave his rent-stabilized Manhattan apartment on St. Mark’s Place.

McMillan, who ran for governor in 2010 as the candidate of “The Rent Is Too Damn High” political party, filed papers in federal court in Brooklyn seeking a stay of the eviction notice.

His attorney has filed with an appeals court as well, seeking a stay of the eviction order.

McMillan says his landlord wants him out to be able to charge market rent to someone else. He says he pays $872.96 per month.

A call to the landlord company and an email to its attorneys were not answered.


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  • Kenneth Briggs

    guess some one had better look for a 24 / 7 mini storage place to live in where you can drive cup to it and maybe join a gym to take showers .,even those are high . lets hope you can stay for awhile .