Resident's Pre-Housing Benefit Child Support Payments Excluded from Income Calculations

Facts: A Section 8 resident challenged the local PHA’s calculation of her income in court. In 2013, the resident received a substantial lump-sum payment of child support arrears from her children’s father. The PHA treated the lump-sum payment as income in 2013 and calculated a repayment amount it claimed it was owed by the resident. The resident used the lump-sum payment to pay the PHA. She appealed the repayment amount to an administrative hearing officer, who upheld the PHA’s calculations and repayment plan.

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