Daughter Denied Succession Rights to Resident's Unit

Facts: A woman sought to reverse a determination by the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) denying her request for succession rights to her deceased mother's unit. The woman grew up in the building, moved out in 1998, and hasn't been listed as an occupant or tenant of the unit since that time. In August 2009, she returned to the unit along with her two young children to care for her mother whose health was declining rapidly. After her mother's death, she tried to obtain a lease to the unit in her name as a “remaining family member.”

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