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1 July 2010

Allegheny County Housing Authority- sec. 8 - criminal conviction

Belajac v. Allegheny Co. Housing Authority - Cmwlth. Court - June 30, 2010

The court upheld the decision of ACHA to terminate the petitioner's sec. 8 benefits based on a criminal convictions involving sexual offenses against a minor child that had taken place six (6) years earlier.

The court said that "the Authority is permitted to terminate Section 8 assistance “[i]f the family violates any family obligations under the program.” 24 C.F.R § 982.552(c)(1)(i). The family obligation set forth in Section 982.551(l) of the HUD regulations provides: “The members of the household may not engage in . . . violent criminal activity or other criminal activity that threatens the health, safety, or right to peaceful enjoyment of other residents and persons residing in the immediate vicinity of the premises.” 24 C.F.R. § 982.551(l).

via PLAN Legal Update by noreply@blogger.com (Donald Marritz) on 7/1/10

Belajac v. Allegheny Co. Housing Authority - Cmwlth. Court - June 30, 2010 - unreported memorandum opinionhttp://www.pacourts.us/OpPosting/Cwealth/out/1319CD09_6-30-10.pdfThe court upheld the decision of ACHA to terminate the petitioner's sec. 8 benefits based on a criminal convictions involving sexual offenses against a minor child that had taken place six (6) years earlier. The court said that

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