Is it illegal to rent out rooms in a section 8 apartment?

My "landlord" (roommate) charges me $850 for my rented room in NYC. SHE literally has no job and stays inside smoking all day. (Even tho the "contract" said no smokinh. However ,she recently told me i had to be out from 8 a.m.-12p.m. for "inspection ". Come to find out,it's... show more My "landlord" (roommate) charges me $850 for my rented room in NYC. SHE literally has no job and stays inside smoking all day. (Even tho the "contract" said no smokinh.

However ,she recently told me i had to be out from 8 a.m.-12p.m. for "inspection ". Come to find out,it's section 8. What should I do?
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