Housing Authority Sued Re Sec. 8 Housing Subsidy Termination

December 15, 2005

The Youth Law Center and Bay Area Legal Aid have filed a lawsuit against the Housing Authority of the County of Contra Costa for terminating the Plaintiff’s Section 8 housing subsidy. The Housing Authority terminated Plaintiff’s Section 8 housing subsidy by using the release of information purportedly relating to her son’s juvenile criminal record, but this use of his juvenile file was not authorized under federal or California law.