Housing Authority Not Responsible for Private Owner's Actions

Housing Authority Not Responsible for Private Owner's Actions



Facts: A New York resident used a Housing Choice Voucher provided by the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) to subsidize his rent for a unit in a privately owned apartment building in the Bronx. The resident, who claims he is disabled and unable to walk up or down steps, went to court alleging discrimination against him as a disabled individual. He told the court the building's owner failed to provide him access from his apartment on the fourth floor to the street-level entrance between 5 p.m. and 8 a.m. each day.

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