Court Decisions on Three-Quarter Houses

Gregory v. Crespo, et al., Index No. L&T 80190/12 (Civ. Ct. Bx Cty. March 6, 2012)

(Resident of Narco Freedom three-quarter house established landlord-tenant relationship and cannot be evicted without court process.)

See related article, “Parolee in Drug Treatment Program Is Granted Rights of a Tenant,” published on March 20, 2012 by the New York Law Journal.

Davidson v. House of Hope, Index No. L&T 020086/2012, (Civ. Ct., Kings Cty. 2012)

(Purported “waiver of tenant rights” at three quarter house held unenforceable.)

Ross v. Baumblit, 46 Misc. 3d 637, 995 N.Y.S.2d 488 (Civ. Ct., Kings Cty. 2014)

(Bunk in Back on Track three-quarter house held a “residential accommodation.”)

Shearin v. Back on Track Grp., Inc., 46 Misc. 3d 910, 997 N.Y.S.2d 227 (Civ. Ct., Kings Cty. 2014)

(Three-quarter house resident not a licensee and did not validly waive rights.)

Cooper v. Back on Track Grp., Inc., 45 Misc. 3d 623, 994 N.Y.S.2d 251 (Civ. Ct., Kings Cty., July 25, 2014)

(Three-quarter house license agreement invalid as an unconscionable contract of adhesion – tenancy rights enforced.)