Slowing Down Criminal Activity Eviction Cases to Find the Truth
University of Minnesota and University of St. Thomas Schools of Law
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 outline discusses the required eviction elements for each program and relevant defenses, and efforts at federal, state, and local levels to develop more appropriate eviction policies.
National Edition: Wait a Minute: Slowing Down Criminal Activity Eviction Cases to Find the Truth, 41 Clearinghouse Review 55 (May/June 2007).