Public Housing Applicant Never Completed Application

Facts: A prospective resident sued to compel the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) to reinstate her Section 8 housing voucher and to enforce a lease agreement she signed for a unit. The applicant had received a 180-day Section 8 voucher in July 2009. NYCHA located a unit for the applicant on Nov. 17, 2009, and advised her that she had to pay $375 within five days or lose the unit. The applicant didn't contact NYCHA until Dec. 14, and was then told that her lease was canceled because she didn't pay the fee.

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