A termination hearing is an informal trial that NYCHA holds to decide if you should be evicted from the apartment. Regular nonpayment of rent cases do not go through this process, they are heard in Housing Court.
NYCHA may start a termination case against you for any of the following reasons:
- Late payment of rent during a 12 month period (Chronic Rent Delinquency)
- Underreporting or misrepresentation of income
- Failure to provide satisfactory verification of income
- An unauthorized person lives in the apartment
- Criminal activity or other non-desirable behavior
- Breach of the housing authority rules
- Violation of a probationary stipulation
In the case of alleged Chronic Rent Delinquency the manager must show that NYCHA has tried to help you improve your rent paying history before your file can be sent for termination.