PHA May Be Liable for Failing to Conduct Annual Reviews of Utility Allowances

Facts: A group of public housing residents sued their local PHA, claiming that it violated HUD regulations and the state’s contract law by charging them monthly rent above the lawful ceiling and by failing to conduct annual reviews and interim adjustments of residents’ utility allowances. Each resident, in addition to paying rent, has been required to pay a third-party utility provider for various utilities.

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