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Administrative Law Keyed to Lawson
Yesler Terrace Community v. Cisneros
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HUD determined that Washington’s state court eviction procedures satisfied the elements of due process, allowing the public housing authorities to evict tenants accused of criminal activity without first affording them an informal grievance hearing. In March, 1992 the Seattle Housing Authority served Davidson with an eviction notice stating she would not be afforded a grievance hearing because her eviction was due to alleged criminal activity. Davidson and Yesler brought suit seeking injunctive and declaratory relief, claiming HUD’s determination was invalid because it was made without giving public housing tenants notice and an opportunity to comment. The district court granted summary judgment for HUD.
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