Landlord Needs NYCHA OK to Evict Section 8 Tenant
LVT Number: 9123
Landlord sued to evict Section 8 tenant for nonpayment of rent. The court ruled for landlord because tenant didn't show up to defend himself. Tenant then asked the court to vacate the judgment because DSS had paid the rent due. The court ruled for tenant. Landlord's petition was defective because it didn't include NYCHA's okay to start the case. This is required before landlord can sue to evict a Section 8 tenant.
McKenzie v. Linnen: NYLJ, p. 25, col. 6 (9/14/94) (Civil Ct. Bronx; Thomas, J)