PHA Didn't Have to Put Disabled Applicant at Top of Waiting List

December 28, 2010
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Facts: An applicant filed a complaint against the Bayonne Housing Authority (BHA), claiming that it unlawfully discriminated against him on the basis of his disabilities when, upon his request for a Section 8 housing voucher, it didn't put him at the top of the applicant list.

BHA had notified the applicant, who was not a resident of Bayonne, that his name had been placed on the waiting list, but that first preference would be given to Bayonne residents, which would subject him to a long wait.

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