Disabled Applicant Can Sue Housing Authority

Disabled Applicant Can Sue Housing Authority



Facts: A local housing authority told a low-income and disabled applicant who was trying to pre-qualify for a unit that he wasn't eligible for Section 8 housing because he had an unfavorable credit history and criminal background. The applicant filed a complaint in court for the violation of his due process rights under the Fourteenth Amendment. The applicant's history with the housing authority dates back to June 2008, but his lawsuit wasn't filed until April 2011.

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