Owner May Be Liable for Breach of Contract

Facts: A former Section 8 resident sued the local PHA and an owner for alleged housing discrimination and breach of contract. The resident claimed that after making written promises to transfer the resident to a new unit free of dangerous inhalants, the owner refused to deliver keys to the new unit.

The resident had sought medical assistance for shortness of breath, which she believed was caused by mold in her unit. She was advised by a doctor not to return to her unit until an independent inspection had been performed to determine the presence of mold.

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