City Hall: Questionable Authority

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Tenants sue city housing authority after new system results in Section 8 errors

Despite the smile she wears in front of her two children, Jermaine Walker is worried. The unemployed Brooklyn mom is facing eviction from her apartment
after the New York City Housing Authority dropped her from the Section 8
voucher program in February. —

The agency claimed she never submitted the documents necessary to
renew the subsidy and promptly terminated her from the program, sending
her $60 monthly rent skyrocketing to $1,118.

There’s just one problem—Walker did everything right. She
hand-delivered the documents to NYCHA months before she was dropped. Now
Walker is living with the consequences of NYCHA’s mistake as her
landlord tries to evict her.

– To read more of Daniel Pendergast’s article, head to City Hall