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 A Bronx landlord who was forced to provide free housing to a tenant for months after the woman had stopped paying rent is suing the New York City Housing Authority.

According to a news report, the tenant had lost her Section 8 subsidies, and stopped paying rent, yet the NYCHA fought the eviction. Employees told a judge that they were trying to reinstate the tenant into the Section 8 program, so the just delayed the eviction, according to the report.

Meanwhile, the landlord reports that the tenant caused significant damage to the unit.

The landlord did not receive payment for the last year of the lease, and for six additional months spent pursuing an eviction.

The lawsuit requests $48,216 in unpaid rent, repairs and legal fees, according to the report.

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