Project Based Section 8
Civil Court of the City of New York
Queens County (Queens)
L&T / Index / Case / Docket / Clerk's Number
Slip Opinion Number
2024 NY Slip Op 30081(U)
New York City Housing Authority managed by Queensbridge North Houses
Sanchez, Enedina Pilar
Post-judgment Motion by Tenant
Judgment for Tenant
Tenant Substantially Won
A tenant of a NYCHA apartment plagued by severe roach, spider, and mice infestations won a temporary relocation, rent abatement, and violation order against the landlord (NYCHA). Citing the uninhabitable conditions and breach of habitability warranty, the court ruled for: tenant's relocation to eradicate the infestation, complete rent abatement until the apartment is habitable, immediate NYC Housing Maintenance Code violation repair orders, and reporting of the situation to the Consent Decree monitor overseeing ongoing improvements at NYCHA. This case highlights tenant rights to safe and healthy housing and the landlord's responsibility to maintain those conditions.
"New York City Hous. Auth. v. Barrett" (2024). All Decisions. 1304.