Legal Aid Society has filed a lawsuit against the New York City Housing Authority for failing to handle requests from families that are facing eviction in a timely manner which violates section 8 housing laws. According to Thomson Reuters NYCHA declined to comment on the lawsuit, citing pending litigation.
“These unreasonable delays violate the Housing Act and its implementing regulations resulting in the de facto termination of participants from the Section 8 program,” the lawsuit said.
The lawsuit follows two other federal cases brought by Legal Aid against NYCHA last fall. The other two, pending in federal courts in Brooklyn and Manhattan, accuse NYCHA of taking too long to lower families’ rent share after their incomes dropped and failing to provide adequate documentation when terminating families from the program.
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