Court Backs Owner in Contract Rent Adjustment Case
Facts: The owner of a Section 8 site in Ohio sued HUD for breach of its HAP contract. Ocean View Towers Associates sought damages stemming from HUD's failure to provide the automatic annual rent increases specified in the HAP contract beginning in the contract anniversary year of 2002 and continuing through the date it filed its complaint, January 2009. Even though Ocean View requested contract rent adjustments, its contract rent remained the same from the 2002 contract anniversary year through the 2005 contract anniversary year. Ocean View went to the U.S.