Resident Let Criminal Son Return to Unit
Facts: The New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) terminated a resident's tenancy after she violated a settlement agreement. The resident appealed NYCHA's decision, claiming that it was arbitrary and unreasonable.
Ruling: The court ruled against the resident.
Reasoning: In order to avoid eviction, the resident had promised to permanently exclude her son from the unit after he engaged in criminal activity there. The resident admitted that the son was later discovered in the unit. NYCHA's decision didn't shock the court's sense of fairness, given the son's serious criminal activity and the clear agreement that his presence in the unit would result in termination of the tenancy.
- Gibbs v. New York City Housing Authority, March 2011