It' an issue that might be found anywhere, but with Long Island's cost of living so high, illegal tenants are not hard to find in this region, and Glen Cove is no exception.
Despite town ordinances regulating the practice, rules can be manipulated or ignored and municipalities are limited in their enforcement.
Renters represent a variety of people. Much is said about the lack of affordable housing on Long Island, and these arrangements are a solution to housing and income issues for renters and owners alike.
While such circumstances often go unnoticed, real safety concerns abound. Conversions done without proper permitting can result in conditions that may be unsafe for renters, homeowners and neighbors.
Yet local authorities are faced with the reality that these are peoples' homes, and the eviction process can be drawn out - and have a serious impact on the lives of people who are living and working in the community.
What attitude do you think is best in dealing with this issue?