DISCRIMINATION

Tenant Must Restate Discrimination Claims After Eviction

March 24, 2020    

Tenant sued the YWCA, which received federal funding to provide supportive housing to tenant in landlord's building. After tenant was evicted, tenant claimed housing discrimination by the YWCA under the Fair...

Supported Housing Program Tenant Can Sue Landlord for Discrimination

March 24, 2020    

Landlord sued to evict tenant, a mentally and physically disabled resident of a housing facility in a state- and city-funded Supported Apartments Program, for nonpayment of rent. Tenant then sued landlord in federal...

Disabled Tenant Can Keep Emotional Support Dog

November 21, 2019    

Landlord cooperative corporation filed an Article 78 appeal of a decision by the NY State Human Rights Division that it unlawfully discriminated against tenant on the basis of disability by not allowing her to keep...

Did Landlord Discriminate on Basis of Tenant's Lawful Income?

October 25, 2019    

Tenant sued landlord, its real estate broker, and other individual agents for discrimination based on lawful source of income, in violation of the NYC Human Rights Law. Tenant asked the court to decide the case in...

Tenant Can't Prove Source-of-Income Discrimination

September 25, 2019    

Landlord sued to evict tenant of three-family house for nonpayment of rent. Tenant claimed source-of-income discrimination under NYC Human Rights Law. The court ruled against tenant. Tenant failed to prove that she...

Prospective Shareholder-Tenant's Discrimination Claim Against Co-op Dismissed

September 22, 2019    

Potential cooperative shareholder-tenant sued landlord cooperative corporation for rejecting his application to buy a co-op apartment. Tenant claimed discrimination because he was Mexican American. Tenant claimed a...

Landlord Must Accept Section 8 Vouchers

September 21, 2019    

The NY Attorney General sued landlord and sought an injunction barring landlord from not accepting federal housing subsidized vouchers as a form of rent. The AG claimed that landlord's refusal to accept the...

Tenant's Housing Voucher Terminated Due to Sex Offender Conviction

March 19, 2019    

Section 8 tenant sued to reverse a county hearing officer's decision to terminate his Housing Choice Voucher assistance. Tenant was a convicted sex offender, and a level 2 registered sex offender. The county had...

Lawsuit to Stop Publication of City's Worst Landlords List Dismissed

March 16, 2019    

Two landlords sued New York City's Public Advocate for damages and asked the court to stop the Advocate from publishing the city's watchlist of 100 worst landlords. The city had published the watchlist in...

Plaintiffs Can't Claim Nonpurchaser Tenant Protections

February 20, 2019    

Residential tenants sued landlords and sponsors of their buildings, which were converted to cooperatives or condominiums, claiming that they had the right to seek nonpurchaser tenant status based on their status as...

Landlord Can't Evict Tenant Who Is the Victim of Domestic Violence

January 24, 2019    

Landlord sued to evict tenant based on noise complaints made by other tenants. The court ruled against landlord. Tenant was a victim of family domestic violence and therefore discrimination against her was prohibited...

HPD Issued Certificate of Eviction Against Mentally Disabled Tenant Without Proper Hearing

November 27, 2018    

Landlord asked HPD for a certificate of eviction against tenant. HPD scheduled a hearing, and tenant failed to appear twice. So HPD held the hearing without her and granted landlord the certificate of eviction....