Would Accommodation of Disabled Resident Be Reasonable, Prevent Eviction?

October 25, 2009
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Facts: The Boston Housing Authority (BHA) undertook the eviction of a resident who assaulted his twin brother on public housing development grounds, claiming that he constituted a threat to the safety of other tenants. The resident, in turn, claimed that he had a mental disability and argued that the BHA should have tried to reasonably accommodate his disability before terminating his tenancy.

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