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NYCHA (NYC Housing Authority) Cases

The New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) is the largest public housing authority in North America, providing homes to over 400,000 New Yorkers. While NYCHA plays a critical role in offering affordable housing, tenants may sometimes face legal issues that can jeopardize their homes. At Robert Rosenblatt & Associates, we stand as a formidable ally to tenants, ensuring that their rights are protected in NYCHA cases.

Understanding NYCHA Cases

NYCHA cases often arise when there are disputes between the tenants and the housing authority. These disputes can range from eviction proceedings, issues with repairs and maintenance, Section 8 voucher concerns, rent disputes, to allegations of lease violations. NYCHA tenants are entitled to due process, which includes the right to be heard in court and to defend against actions that may negatively impact their tenancy.

Common NYCHA Tenant Issues

Some of the most common issues that we see tenants face in relation to the NYCHA include:

  • Eviction Actions: NYCHA may initiate eviction proceedings for non-payment of rent, criminal activity, or violation of lease terms.
  • Maintenance and Repairs: Tenants may experience delays or inadequate responses to requests for essential repairs.
  • Rent Calculations: Discrepancies in how rent is calculated based on income can lead to disputes.
  • Lease Succession Rights: Issues can arise regarding who has the right to take over a lease when the original tenant no longer resides in the unit.
  • Reasonable Accommodations: Tenants with disabilities may face challenges in securing the necessary accommodations.

Tenants’ Rights in NYCHA Cases

As a tenant in a NYCHA property, you are protected under both federal and state laws. Tenants have the right to:

  • A safe and habitable living environment.
  • Timely repairs and maintenance.
  • Due process in administrative hearings.
  • Fair calculation of rent based on income.
  • Non-discriminatory treatment and reasonable accommodations for disabilities.

When these rights are not upheld, legal action may be necessary to resolve the situation and protect your tenancy. Fortunately, if you’re reading this, you have come to the right place. Robert Rosenblatt & Associates stands ready to fight for you, every step of the way.

Contact Robert Rosenblatt & Associates Today

Facing the NYCHA can feel like a David vs. Goliath situation. We help level the playing field, ensuring that your voice is heard and your rights are recognized. At Robert Rosenblatt & Associates, we believe that all tenants deserve strong, effective, and compassionate legal representation. If you’re a tenant facing a NYCHA case, don’t go it alone. Contact a Manhattan landlord-tenant lawyer from our legal team today to schedule a consultation and learn more about how we can help you protect your home and your rights.

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