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This folder contains resources for defending clients in termination-of-tenancy proceedings related to arrest. For additional resources on "Bawdy House" or Drug Holdover Proceedings in public housing, see the Drug Holdover Proceedings folder.

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  • [Frazier v. Donovan] Supreme Court of NY Dismisses Section 8 Assistance Termination by Housing Preservation and Development (2008)

  • [Spring Valley Housing Authority v. Lamarre] Sex Offender prohibition Not Retroactive (Spring Valley Justice Court) (2006)

  • Housing Preservation & Development Reverses Decision Terminating Section 8 Based Lifetime Sex Offender Registry Requirements (NYC Housing Preservation & Development) (2010)

  • HUD Opinion Letter on QHWRA Applicability to a Public Housing Tenant Classified as a Sex Offender in NYS (US HUD-NYS Office) (2007)

  • NYCHA Decision Dismissing Non-Desirability on the Grounds that Charges were Based on Records Sealed Pursuant to CPL 160.55 (2008)

  • Termination of Tenancy Flow Chart (Reentry Net)

  • New York City Housing Authority Termination of Tenancy Proceedures (NYCHA)

  • How Do I Handle Housing Authority Termination-of-Tenancy Problems? (MFY Legal Services)

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