Yes! Do not ignore any papers you receive telling you to go to 250 Broadway. If possible, consult an attorney or a housing advocate experienced in NYCHA termination proceedings before going.
If you know ahead of time that you will not be able to appear on the hearing date, contact the NYCHA representative named in the letter to ask if the hearing can be rescheduled. If NYCHA does not agree to reschedule the hearing or if you don’t hear back from NYCHA, go to the hearing and ask the hearing officer to reschedule the hearing for a different day.
If you do not reply to the notice or do not appear at the hearing, a default will be entered against you and your tenancy will be terminated. You can file a form to reopen the case after a default. You need to give them an excuse and defense.