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Protecting Subsidized Housing for Families of Released Prisoners

By Robert A. Stalker

When a person exiting jail uses the address of a family receiving a subsidy and the housing authority finds out, the housing authority often tries to terminate the family’s housing benefit without regard to evidentiary rules, due process, and burdens of proof. Advocates should insist that competent evidence be introduced, participants have an opportunity to confront and cross-examine witnesses, and the housing authority prove its case.

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