ABCNY_Public Housing Denial Manual Draft REVISION.doc

ABCNY_Public Housing Denial Manual Draft REVISION.doc - HOW...

Info icon This preview shows pages 1–3. Sign up to view the full content.

HOW TO APPEAL A DENIAL OF YOUR PUBLIC HOUSING OR SECTION 8 APPLICATION As part of your application for public housing, New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) conducts a criminal background check on everyone who is a member of your household. For each person who is a part of your household, NYCHA will examine records from the Office of Court Administration (OCA). You will not necessarily be denied housing just because someone in your household has been convicted of a crime; if NYCHA determines that you are ineligible for housing due to the criminal history of a member of your household, you will be given a number of opportunities to present your case. Part 1 of this pamphlet will explain the process that NYCHA goes through in reviewing your eligibility for housing. It is important to be aware of where you are in the process so that you do not miss any deadlines. Part 2 of this pamphlet will help you collect the types of evidence you will need to present to NYCHA, depending on the specific facts of your case. PART ONE - KNOW THE ELIGIBLITY REVIEW PROCESS – If the OCA computer shows an incomplete or purged record, NYCHA will send you a notice called a Request for Additional Information . The notice will tell you when and where you should appear and what additional information NYCHA requires in order to complete their review of your application. You will have 30 days in order to comply with the request. For each crime, there is a set time period following a person’s sentence, probation and payment of fine until he is again eligible for public housing. Please see the last page of this pamphlet for a list of time periods of ineligibility depending on the type of conviction. If the OCA computer shows a conviction for a member of your household for which the time period has not yet been completed, they will send you a Notice of Pending Ineligibility . This notice does not mean you have been denied. This is your first chance to present your case. The notice will tell you when and where to bring any additional information you have. You will have 30 days to appear at the applications office to present evidence showing that your application should not be denied. Page 1 of 9
Image of page 1

Info icon This preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

If you fail to comply with the above notices, or if NYCHA nevertheless deems you ineligible, they will send you a Notice of Ineligibility . If you are denied housing, you should request a hearing. You have 90 days from the date of the notice to request a hearing. The Notice of Ineligibility will tell you that you may go without an appointment to the Department of Housing Applications for an Informal Discussion . At the informal discussion, a housing specialist will discuss your application with you and consider any additional evidence you may have. THIS IS NOT YOUR HEARING.
Image of page 2
Image of page 3
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.
  • Fall '17
  • managment
  • criminal law, Public housing, NYCHA

{[ snackBarMessage ]}

What students are saying

  • Left Quote Icon

    As a current student on this bumpy collegiate pathway, I stumbled upon Course Hero, where I can find study resources for nearly all my courses, get online help from tutors 24/7, and even share my old projects, papers, and lecture notes with other students.

    Student Picture

    Kiran Temple University Fox School of Business ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    I cannot even describe how much Course Hero helped me this summer. It’s truly become something I can always rely on and help me. In the end, I was not only able to survive summer classes, but I was able to thrive thanks to Course Hero.

    Student Picture

    Dana University of Pennsylvania ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    The ability to access any university’s resources through Course Hero proved invaluable in my case. I was behind on Tulane coursework and actually used UCLA’s materials to help me move forward and get everything together on time.

    Student Picture

    Jill Tulane University ‘16, Course Hero Intern