Resident Can Be Evicted for Keeping Unlicensed Dogs
Facts: The New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) terminated a resident's lease after finding that she failed to register her dogs or comply with the site's pet policy. NYCHA also found that the resident chronically failed to pay her full rent. The resident appealed, claiming that NYCHA's decision was arbitrary and unreasonable.
Decision: The court ruled against the resident.
Reasoning: The resident owned two pit bull terriers. One of the dogs attacked a neighbor, and the dogs were unlicensed. NYCHA's decision did not shock the conscience. The resident disregarded the pet policy and was unable to make timely rent payments.
- Florence v. New York City Housing Authority, August 2010