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Slowing Down Criminal-Activity Eviction Cases to Find the Truth

By Lawrence R. McDonough & Mac McCreight

Defending tenants in public and subsidized housing from criminal-activity evictions reached a new urgency following the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2002 decision in Department of Housing and Urban Development v. Rucker. Although some argue that tenants facing such evictions have no choice but to move, tenants have many available (and easily overlooked) federal, state, and local law defenses.

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