Resident's Charge of Retaliation Is Premature

Facts: In October 2007, the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) notified a public housing resident that her lease was being considered for termination for chronic rent delinquency. Following its termination-of-tenancy policy, NYCHA scheduled a hearing on the charges before an impartial hearing officer in September 2008. Before the hearing process was concluded, though, the resident sued NYCHA, charging racial discrimination and retaliation against her for bringing an earlier lawsuit against the agency.

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