Crown Heights resident Darrell Stone needs a new place to live for the first time in more than 15 years at the end of this month because he was served an eviction notice from his long-term, garden-level apartment last October over an unrenewed lease and a debt of $1,284. Stone claims he never owed the money and says he’s facing homelessness if he can’t find a new apartment soon.

“I really don’t want to go to the shelter, but if I have to I will,” he said. “I’m 59 years old, I can’t worry about it too much. I’m an older guy and I can’t live on the streets. I’m just trying to find a place to enjoy the golden years of my life.”