Archive for Saturday, July 7, 2012

25 years ago: Judge to rule on eviction case for man with disability

July 7, 2012


From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for July 7, 1987:

A Douglas County District Court judge was expected to rule this week on whether a man with a disability could be evicted from federally subsidized housing for doing freelance computer work in his apartment. The 39-year-old man in question had been on waiting lists at two Topeka nursing homes when the opportunity had come up to live at Clinton Place Apartments, 2125 Clinton Parkway. The man, who had a disability that caused seizures, had been taking in data processing work which, the apartment managers argued, violated a clause in the lease requiring tenants to "use the premises for residential purposes only." Management was seeking a writ of assistance in having the man removed from the premises. The man's attorney had told the judge that the income received, $944 over a six-month period, was so minimal that it did not disqualify the man from receiving his Social Security disability benefits or make him ineligible to live in Clinton Place.


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