The woman, Luduvina Gomez, occupies a three-bedroom duplex apartment on her own in Coney Island, but NYCHA allegedly ignored her when she asked to move a smaller city-housing apartment, according to the New York Post.
In 2003, NYCHA sent Gomez a form requesting that she transfer to a non-duplex unit, but the agency failed to act. Gomez recently fell in her two-story apartment and sustained an injury, which is the basis for her lawsuit.
NYCHA is currently experiencing a severe shortage of two- and three-bedroom apartments. Currently, more than 244,000 people are waiting for public housing, and some 18,000 of them need a three-bedroom such as the one Gomez occupies on West 27th Street. [NYP] – Christopher Cameron