Tag: Housing Clinic: Cases and Projects

  • This is an eviction from federally subsidized housing of single client with a young child.  The client works at a low-wage job.  The basis for the eviction is the arrest on the premises of a former boyfriend for marijuana possession.  At the time of his arrest, the client had already discontinued the relationship and, in […]
  • This client sought our help after she received notice to vacate her home following a foreclosure.  She was the former homeowner.  She claimed that she had continued to make payments on the first lien note and did not understand how her home could have been foreclosed for failure to pay on a second lien note.  […]
  • This was a non-renewal of tenancy of a forty-eight year old client with multiple sclerosis.  She had relocated to Austin after being displaced by the Bastrop fires.  She moved into an apartment complex built with City bond money.  Following an incident at the premises in which her car was vandalized, management claimed she had been […]
  • This was a public housing eviction of  a client with five children for “repeated late payment of rent.”   The lease defines “repeated late payment” as paying after the fifth day of the month four times during any twelve-month period. The client works at a low-paying job.  The client had clearly violated the lease provision.  But […]
  • There was an eviction of a thirty-two year old single client and her young daughter from a federally subsidized apartment complex.  This client was served with a notice of lease termination after she pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor assault of a former roommate.  Notwithstanding the guilty plea, the client has a plausible self-defense argument and […]
  • There was a threatened eviction of a client with three young children renting an apartment in federally subsidized housing in which her rent is limited to thirty percent of her monthly adjust income.  The client had been arrested on a felony assault charge prior to signing her initial lease for which she received community supervision. […]