PHA Can Evict Current Drug User

June 30, 2012
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Facts: A resident was arrested near her apartment complex and later charged with possession of cocaine and resisting law enforcement officers. Three weeks later, the PHA sent the resident a “Notice to Terminate Lease.” The notice stated that the PHA was terminating her lease because of her cocaine possession arrest. She was given 30 days to vacate the property, and the notice informed her that she didn't qualify for a pre-termination hearing because of the nature of her arrest. She later pled guilty to possession of cocaine and resisting law enforcement.

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