Before going to your hearing, carefully read the charges against you. Call the NYCHA representative and ask to make an appointment to see your file. You have a right to see all the papers in the file and to make copies. (Copies are 25 cents a page so bring change). Read over all the papers carefully and copy any documents that seem relevant to the case. NYCHA cannot use any documents at the hearing that have not been available for you to look at, so keep track of what you see to make sure they don’t bring any new evidence to the hearing.
Prepare your defenses. For example, get proof that someone isn’t living in your apartment anymore or ask witnesses to come with you. You can bring witnesses that can testify to what a good person you are. You can take letters of support, but they should be notarized. You can have as many witnesses as you need.