Discontinuing Section 8 Voucher Too Harsh a Penalty

February 1, 2009
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Facts: A homeless family was declared eligible for a Section 8 housing voucher. The New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) later denied the family continuation of the voucher because they didn't provide access for a Housing Quality Standards inspection. The residents appealed HPD's decision, claiming that it was arbitrary and unreasonable.

Decision: The court ruled for the residents.

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