Tenant Waited Too Long to Appeal Subsidy Termination

LVT Number: #24471

Tenant filed an Article 78 petition, appealing NYCHA's decision to terminate her Section 8 rent subsidy. The court ruled against tenant and dismissed the case. Tenant appealed and lost. Tenant received NYCHA's Notice of Final Determination in April 2011, advising her that her Section 8 subsidy had been terminated. But she didn't file her Article 78 appeal until October 2011. This was more than two months after the four-month deadline required by law for filing an Article 78 appeal. The court couldn't extend the deadline.

Thorton v. NYCHA: 2012 NY Slip Op 08069, 2012 WL 5907205 (App. Div. 1 Dept.; 11/27/12; Tom, JP, Saxe, Richter, Abdus-Salaam, Feinman, JJ)