A NYCHA tenant has 4 unauthorized tenants, who are newly released felons. Can they be evicted? Charges?

Asked over 1 year ago - New York, NY

NYCHA disallows felons, after 6 years they may be considered.

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  1. Richard J. Chertock


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    Answered . need more details and a clearer more cohesive question.

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  2. Steven Warren Smollens

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    Answered . Dear Neighbor:

    Your belief would support a notion that the tenant allowing other persons (felons recently released, or otherwise) in the apartment is in violation of the occupancy agreement and is subject to either administrative proceedings for a lease violation and termination and or to a direct lawsuit for eviction in Housing Court.

    The penalties are extreme for a tenant caught in the wrong.

    Read the information at the link:


    If your interest is a safe building and you know of a condition that may be dangerous due to a tenant's behavior, do you feel comfortable passing this information on by yourself, or believe you need an attorney to do so?

    Good luck.

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