NYCHA Can't Evict Tenant Who Struck Its Employee

LVT Number: #31317

Landlord NYCHA terminated tenancy because tenant assaulted and injured a NYCHA employee at the building. Tenant filed an Article 78 court appeal, claiming that NYCHA's decision was arbitrary and unreasonable. The court ruled against tenant, who appealed and won. Tenant was 64 years old and had been a NYCHA tenant for 40 years without incident. She suffered a momentary loss of control and struck the NYCHA employee, whom she believed was in a relationship with tenant's former partner.

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