Housing Discrimination Against Domestic Violence Victims

In their government-subsidized two-bedroom apartment on the morning of August 2, 1999, Tiffanie Ann Alvera’s husband physically assaulted her. The police arrested him, placed him in jail, and charged
him with assault. He was eventually convicted. That same day, after receiving medical treatment for the injuries her husband inflicted, Ms. Alvera went to Clatsop County Circuit Court and obtained a restraining order prohibiting him from coming near her or into the apartment complex where they lived. When she gave the resident manager of the apartment complex a copy of the restraining order, she was told that the management company had decided to evict her as a result of the incident of domestic violence.

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