Court Backs Agency's Denial of Benefits to Applicant

Facts: An applicant for public housing in Omaha claimed that she had been unfairly denied participation in the program. The Omaha Housing Authority notified the applicant that she was ineligible for benefits based on the results of a criminal background check performed by the agency. The applicant was unaware of the charges against her at the time of her application, and she has subsequently not plead guilty to or been convicted of the two felony forgery charges against her. The applicant sued the agency, claiming that it violated due process in denying her application.

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