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Defending evictions claiming criminal activity in public and subsidized housing reached a new urgency following the decision in Department of Housing and Urban Development v. Rucker, 122 S. Ct. 1230 (2002).
While some argue that tenants facing such claims have no choice but to move, tenants have many available defenses from federal, state, and local law which are easy to overlook.
This article and slide show discuss the required eviction elements for each program and relevant defenses, and efforts at federal, state, and local levels to develop more appropriate eviction policies.