Mitchell-Lama Tenant's Family Member Can't Get Apartment
LVT Number: #29961
Mitchell-Lama tenant's family member sought succession rights to tenant's apartment after tenant died. HPD ruled against tenant's family member, who then filed an Article 78 court appeal, claiming that HPD's decision was arbitrary and unreasonable. The court ruled against the family member, who appealed and lost. During the two years before tenant died, tenant didn't list the family member on any income affidavits filed with HPD.
Fitzpatrick v. 1199 Housing Corp.: Index No. 8195-100273/17, 2019 NY Slip Op 00530 (App. Div. 1 Dept.; 1/24/19; Sweeny, JP, Tom, Kahn, Oing, Singh, JJ)