Resident's Widow Has Succession Rights to Unit

Resident's Widow Has Succession Rights to Unit



Facts: A Section 8 occupant sued the site owner, claiming that she was rightfully entitled to occupy the unit because she was the widow and licensee of the resident, who died in 2007.

At trial, the owner's sole witness was the site manager, who testified that the tenant of record was the occupant's husband. The site manager testified that the husband moved into the unit on July 1, 2007, and died five days later on July 6, 2007. The site manager further testified that the file for the unit did not contain any reference to the occupant.

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