A North Amityville home which is remaining rented without having a allow could quickly be offered.

The home on Sunshine Lane is owned by Bethel AME Church in Copiague. Zillow estimates the dwelling to be value all over $400,000 now.

Neighbors there spoke out in early April for the reason that the dwelling is staying rented illegally and the church won’t have to pay any taxes. They claim there’s particular treatment due to the fact the landlord, Pastor Keith Hayward, sits on the town’s Accessory Apartment Evaluation Board. His rental allow is nonetheless pending.

The home was transferred to the church for $1 in 2017.

Neighbors want to know what the church will do with the revenue from the sale.

“What are they heading to do with the money?…Is it going to be set into some charity organization? What is the church executing?” claimed Dianne James, of North Amityville.

The colonial home is element of a historic Black neighborhood identified as the Jefferson Estates.

Over the cellphone, the pastor explained he may possibly retain leasing the residence or sell it. He would not say everything else.

Some inhabitants say they you should not head if the dwelling is rented out, specifically if it is serving to a family members in have to have. They want the church’s rental permit to be approved.

News 12 attained out to City Supervisor Prosperous Schaffer but has not listened to back again. Information 12 interviewed him in April and at the time, he said the town prefers delinquent houses to go to housing nonprofits like the church instead than getting auctioned off and perhaps making a dollars cow for landlords.