Recent Court Rulings

Recent Court Rulings

Owner May Be Liable for Tenant-on-Tenant Racial Harassment

March 14, 2019    

Fact: A few months after a Section 8 resident moved into his unit, his next-door neighbor began a relentless campaign of racial harassment, abuse, and threats directed toward him. From the start of the harassment, the resident, “fear[ing] for his personal safety,”...

PHA Liable for Disability Discrimination

March 14, 2019    

Facts: A disabled resident undergoing mental health treatment sued the local PHA for discrimination based on the PHA’s policy concerning “therapy pets.” A month after he moved in, the resident got a cat, and sometime later got a second cat. He claimed that his...

Resident Can't Relitigate Injury Claim Against PHA

February 15, 2019    

Facts: A resident sued the local PHA and HUD for a fractured ankle he suffered when he slipped on a sidewalk in front of the site. The resident alleged that his lease requires the PHA “to maintain the dwelling unit and the project in decent, safe, and sanitary condition,...

Owner Can Evict Resident for Marijuana-Related Lease Violations

February 15, 2019