Resident Can Raise VAWA Defense in Court to Prevent Eviction

Facts: Following nonpayment of rent, a local PHA served a subsidized housing resident with an eviction notice. On the hearing date, the parties entered into an agreement that suspended the eviction action on the condition that the resident make a fixed monthly payment for use and occupancy and for past rent due. The parties agreed that if the resident failed to adhere to the payment schedule, the PHA could revive the eviction action.

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