'Three-quarter' house can't oust participant without eviction proceeding #25752.

Position:EVICTION - Brief article
 
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Former program participant at a "three-quarter house" sued the housing program facility operator, seeking to be restored to possession. The program had given occupant a bunk bed in an apartment or private house. She previously had been homeless for four months. DSS paid occupant's monthly rent of $215 to the program. Participant claimed that she was illegally locked out of the house. The program operator claimed that participant wasn't a tenant but a mere licensee who wasn't subject to housing court eviction procedure.

The court ruled for occupant. The three-quarter house rented beds to single adults and collected their welfare or disability checks as rent. The facility operator was a for-profit entity and provided support services and counseling funded by...

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