Landers v. Chicago Housing Authority - CHA denied a public housing applicant on the basis of arrests that did not result in convictions.
Stoick v. McCorvey - The Minneapolis Public Housing Authority relied on unpublished screening guidelines to exclude the plaintiff from public housing on the basis of his criminal record, denied his reasonable accommodation request, and did not provide an adequate informal hearing.
Reasonable Accommodation Request - Sample letters requesting a waiver of admission policies on denial of applicants with a criminal record as a reasonable accommodation.
________ v. Hous.Auth of the County of Los Angeles - The Superior Court of California reversed the decision of a hearing officer regarding a voucher termination and held that where a regulation, 24 C.F.R. § 982.553(d)(1)(2)-(3), requires that the PHA provide the applicant with a copy of the criminal record, the law precludes imposing that burden on the applicant and the PHA’s attempt to shift the obligation of providing criminal records back onto applicants was legally impermissible.