Landlord's Contract with FDNY Didn't Require Unconstitutional Behavior
LVT Number: #31185
Rent-stabilized tenants, who were black and the sole remaining occupants of landlord's 23-unit apartment building, sued landlord and the FDNY, claiming a hostile housing environment in violation of the Fair Housing Act. Among other things, they claimed that FDNY training courses, conducted under contract with landlord, resulted in two forcible, warrantless entries into apartments. The court dismissed the case, finding failure to state a claim. Tenants couldn't show that the challenged conduct occurred because of a protected characteristic.