Resident Not Automatically Entitled to Grievance Hearing

Facts: The New York City Housing Authority took action to terminate the tenancy of a resident for being chronically late in paying rent. The resident claimed that the housing authority improperly denied him a grievance hearing to contest its actions to evict him. The housing authority claimed, however, that the resident failed to meet the requirements for filing a grievance and had previously chosen not to attend several other applicable hearings. The resident sued the housing authority in federal district court. The housing authority asked the court to dismiss the case.

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