PHA May Be Liable for Actions Against Mentally Disabled Resident

Facts: A resident locked herself in her unit and turned on her gas stove. After police responded to the scene, the resident was removed from the unit and referred for a mental health evaluation. The PHA subsequently terminated the resident's lease and denied her federal Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher benefits. The former resident sued the PHA and its executive director and Section 8 coordinator, claiming that their actions violated her due process rights and her rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Fair Housing Act (FHA).

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