Grandson Can't Get NYCHA Tenant's Apartment

LVT Number: #28669

NYCHA tenant's grandson claimed succession rights to tenant's apartment after she died in 2013. NYCHA ruled against the grandson, who filed an Article 78 court appeal and claimed that NYCHA's decision was arbitrary and unreasonable. The court ruled against the grandson. Tenant had applied to NYCHA for permission to add her grandson to the household in 2009. NYCHA didn't respond, but tenant didn't follow up and tenant never added her grandson to the apartment occupant list when she recertified her household income and occupancy each year before she died.

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Bergman v. NYCHA: 60 Misc.3d 1230(A), 2018 NY Slip Op 51265(U) (Sup. Ct. NY; 9/6/18; St. George, J)