Voucher Termination Denies Resident Due Process

Facts: A housing authority terminated Section 8 rental assistance after a voucher holder was involved in a violent altercation with a neighbor. Although the voucher holder had not been convicted of any crime, he had been charged with two felony counts of aggravated assault. Believing the resident's claim of self-defense, the manager of the private rental complex decided not to evict the resident based on the incident. However, the housing authority that issued the voucher and subsidized the unit rent decided to terminate assistance once the criminal charges were filed.

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