If the Housing Manager believes that a termination of tenancy proceeding should be started, you should receive a letter calling you into the management office for an interview to discuss the circumstances of the proposed termination. NYCHA must send a letter to each tenant of record in the household. You have the right to bring an attorney or representative to the meeting with you. If you do not respond to the notice, NYCHA will send another notice. If you do not respond to the second notice the manager will recommend you for termination. This is not the termination hearing. Anything you say to your Manager will be written up in your file and can be used against you at the termination hearing.
NYCHA will use this meeting to decide if they will start a termination of tenancy case.
During the meeting with the Housing Manager you should be allowed to present your side of the story and you can submit documents that you have to support your case. If you have proof that you did not bring to the interview, the manager should let you submit it sometime before the case is sent to the central office.