Resident Found Guilty of Larceny for Giving Subsidized Unit to Unqualified Niece

Facts: A resident had applied and was approved for subsidized housing that entitled him to a unit at a rate below the market value. He was placed on a waiting list, and almost five years later, he was notified of the availability of a unit. By then, he had already secured alternative housing for himself. Rather than reject the unit, he pretended to take possession of the unit for himself but actually gave possession of the unit to his niece, who, as an undocumented person, didn’t qualify for subsidized public housing.

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