Agency Not Liable for Resident's Untimely Discrimination Claim

April 23, 2009
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Facts: A public housing resident sued the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA), claiming that the agency inadequately maintained garbage facilities at her building and created hazardous conditions for residents at the garbage collection site. The resident, who claims she is disabled, also alleged that NYCHA failed to accommodate her disability by keeping the elevator in her building in working order. The resident said that she is unable to walk without assistance and cannot reach her 14th-floor apartment by climbing the stairs.

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