Trial Must Determine Whether Nontraditional Family Member Can Get Apartment

LVT Number: #29860

Landlord of HUD project-based Section 8 building sued to evict apartment occupant after tenant died in 2016. Occupant claimed succession rights. Landlord claimed that occupant had no valid claim because tenant's lease didn't list any additional family members and occupant admitted that he had no biological relationship with tenant. Landlord argued that succession status for "nontraditional" family members didn't apply to project-based Section 8 tenancies.

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Boston Tremont Housing Development Fund Corporation v. Dunbar: Index No. 23500/17, 2018 NY Slip Op 28415 (Civ. Ct. NY; 12/7/18; Ibrahim, J)