PHA Allowed to Evict Vacationing Resident

Facts: A PHA resident lived in a unit with her three daughters. Before traveling abroad, she gave her adult son a key "to check on the apartment." While the resident was away, firefighters entered her unit and found a dog tied to a radiator near a stove, which had all four burner knobs on, but with only one lit pilot. A maintenance worker had notified the fire department of a noxious odor coming from the resident's unit, and the resident conceded that the dog probably turned the stove's knobs on while trying to free itself.

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