Keywords: Summary Process. Housing Authority. Municipal Corporations, Housing authority. Landlord and Tenant, Eviction. Violence Against Women Act. Practice, Civil, Summary process
The Appeals Court today issued a decision, New Bedford Housing Authority v. K.R. et al, overturning a Housing Court’s approval of an eviction by a Housing Authority. The Appeals Court based its decision on, among other factors, that it found the Housing Authority had given inaccurate information to the tenant about the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and failed to live up to its obligations under that law, which provides, other other things, certain protections for tenants from evictions. Click here for the full text of the Appeals Court’s decision.