DISCRIMINATION

Landlord Refused to Give Tenant Form to Get Rental Assistance

September 28, 2017    

Prior landlord sued to evict tenant for nonpayment of rent and signed a settlement agreement in court. The eviction warrant agreed to was stayed pending payment, upon which landlord would give tenant a lease. New...

Tenants Didn't Violate Settlement Regarding Occupancy by Taking in Foster Child

August 28, 2017    

Landlord sued to evict tenants for unauthorized subletting. Landlord and tenants signed a court-ordered settlement agreement that put tenants on probation for six years. Tenants agreed not to use the apartment for...

Neither Landlord Nor Tenants Get Attorney's Fees Where Claim Settled

August 25, 2017    

Tenants who claimed to be handicapped sued landlord for failing to provide a reasonable accommodation under the Fair Housing Act (FHA) during an elevator shutdown needed to make required repairs. Under a settlement...

Disabled Shareholder-Tenant Needed More Time to Make Apartment Alterations

May 26, 2017    

Shareholder-tenant filed a complaint against  landlord cooperative corporation with the New York State Division of Human Rights (DHR) for discrimination. Tenant claimed that landlord should have given her an...

Abused Spouse Has Protected Property Interest in Tenant's Voucher

February 27, 2017    

Tenant’s wife sued HPD, claiming that HPD denied her due process, discriminated against her on the basis of her sex, and acted in an arbitrary and capricious manner contrary to federal and local law by denying...

NYCHA Reasonably Sought to Accommodate Tenant's Fear of Apartment Entry

February 13, 2017    

Tenant filed an Article 78 appeal of NYCHA’s decision to terminate her Section 8 rent subsidy. The court ruled against tenant. Tenant failed to act reasonably in response to NYCHA’s attempts to...

Did Landlord Illegally Seek Removal of Tenant's Service Dog?

January 25, 2017    

Tenant sued landlord, claiming that landlord terminated her tenancy due to tenant’s service dog, in violation of the Fair Housing Act (FHA). The court ruled against tenant because he didn’t state facts...

Landlord Can Remove Disabled Tenants' Second Parking Space

January 19, 2017    

Disabled tenants used two parking spaces at a Yonkers building for 13 years until landlord denied their use of one space so that it could provide parking to another tenant. Tenants sued landlord, seeking a reasonable...

Applicant's Discrimination Claims Against HUD Dismissed

November 27, 2016    

Prospective tenant, a 68-year-old disabled Vietnam veteran, received benefits under HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH). Tenant sued HUD, HUD-VASH, and landlord after landlord rejected his application...

Tenants Claim DOF Policies Prevented Renewal of DRIE Benefits

November 21, 2016    

Eight disabled New York City tenants enrolled in, or eligible for enrollment in, NYC’s Disability Rent Increase Exemption (DRIE) program sued the Department of Finance (DOF), claiming that DOF administered the...

Resident Claims Shelter Violated Fair Housing Act by Failing to Provide Halal Meals

November 21, 2016    

Resident sued homeless shelter in federal court, claiming that...

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