By Lindsay Armstrong
Ana Villega, Evelyn Hernandez and Elsa Martinez (left to right) stand with Villega’s daughters and Martinez’s son in front of the building they once hoped to call home. (Photo: Lindsay Armstrong | DNAinfo)
INWOOD — A local resident has launched an online fundraising campaign to help several families who lost thousands of dollars in an affordable housing scam.
Richard Le, an Inwood resident, started a GoFundMe campaign for the families after reading about their plight on DNAinfo New York. He hopes to raise $9,000, enough to reimburse three families who were allegedly defrauded out of thousands of dollars by a phony leasing agent.
In early January, three families reported that they had given about $2,700 each to Jennifer Ricardo with the understanding that she would secure them apartments at 552 Academy St., a newly renovated affordable housing development.
Read more: Fundraising Campaign Launched for Victims of Inwood Housing Scam – Inwood – DNAinfo.com New York.
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