PHA May Be Liable for Discrimination, Defamation

Facts: A Section 8 resident sued the local PHA for discrimination and defamation. In May 2015, the resident started a food truck business with a financial partner who agreed to finance the venture. Anticipating the start of his business, the resident inquired at his annual income certification meeting about the proper way to report the food truck to the PHA. According to his senior housing specialist, he would need to report the business only when he started to receive an income from it.

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