landlords en Senate passes bill forcing landlords to pay taxes <p>The New York State Senate has passed a bill that would authorize public welfare officials to withhold rent from landlords who have not paid their real estate taxes.<br><br>In many cases, publicly funded subsidies meant to help families pay their rent are paid directly to landlords through social services programs. In October, the Syracuse Post-Standard reported that two landlords received more than $400,000 in government aid for rent while neglecting to pay over a million dollars in property taxes to the city.<br> Wed, 19 Jun 2013 18:30:37 +0000 Julie Alderman 39822 at