Violation Questions

Why are some residents evicted?

When residents fail to pay rent, destroy Housing Authority property, or violate other terms of their lease agreement, the Housing Authority may seek eviction. There are two types of eviction; a serious lease violation and nonpayment of rent.

What are considered serious lease violations?

Failure to report changes in income or family size accurately and/ or timely, destruction of Housing Authority property, poor housekeeping, fighting, or threatening the health or general well- being of other residents and staff are some examples of serious lease violations and may result in eviction.

What about illegal drug and/ or alcohol abuse?

The Housing Authority will evict any resident who engages in illegal drug use or drug related criminal activity. Residents can also be evicted for alcohol abuse if it adversely affects their neighbors.