Wife of Deceased Resident Denied Succession Rights to Unit

Wife of Deceased Resident Denied Succession Rights to Unit



Facts: A public housing resident married another public housing resident and moved into his unit, without notifying the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) or asking that her name be added to her husband's lease agreement.

The husband submitted an Occupant's Affidavit of Income to NYCHA every year, listing himself and his grandchildren as occupants of the unit, but he never added his new wife's name to the affidavits.

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