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One Strike Policy

The Authority has a “One Strike - You Are Out” or “Zero Tolerance” policy with respect to violations of Lease terms pertaining to criminal activity.  This means that the Housing Authority will terminate the tenancy and bring eviction actions against any Tenant or member of Tenants household who engages in criminal activity or whose guest or any other person under their control engages in criminal activity.

 

TENANT AGREES:

  1. Tenant, any member of Tenant's family or household, or a guest or other person under the tenant's control shall not engage in criminal activity, including drug-related criminal activity, on or off development premises.  "Drug-related criminal activity" means the illegal manufacture, sale, distribution, use or possession with intent to manufacture, sell, distribute or use a controlled substance (as defined in Section 102 of the controlled Substances Act (21 U.S.C. 802).  Additionally, any criminal activity, including but not limited to the illegal use of a controlled substance, is grounds for eviction if it threatens the health, safety or right to peaceful enjoyment of the premises by other tenants.
  2. Tenant, any member of Tenant's family or household, or guest or other person under the Tenant's control shall not engage in any act intended to facilitate criminal activity, including drug-related criminal activity, on or off development premises.
  3. Tenant or members of the family or household will not permit the dwelling unit to be used for, or to facilitate, criminal activity, regardless of whether the individual engaging in such activity is a member of the family, the household or guest.
  4.  Tenant or members of the household will not engage in the manufacture, sale, distribution, use or possession of illegal drugs, on or off the development premises or otherwise.
  5. Tenant, any member of the Tenant's household, or guest or other person under the Tenant's control shall not abuse alcohol in any manner which interferes with the health, safety or right to peacefulness of the premises by other Tenants.
  6. Tenant, any member of Tenant’s household, or guest or other person under the tenant’s control, shall not engage in acts of violence or threats of violence, including but not limited to the unlawful use, possession or discharge of firearms, on or near project premises.
  7. In case of conflict between the provisions of this Article and any other provisions of the Lease, the provisions of the Article shall govern.
  8. VIOLATION OF THE ABOVE PROVISIONS SHALL BE MATERIAL VIOLATION OF THE LEASE AND GOOD CAUSE FOR TERMINATION OF TENANCYBy signing this lease, Tenant acknowledges that he or she understands that a single violation of any provisions of this Article shall be deemed a serious violation and material noncompliance with the Lease for which the Authority may terminate the tenancy and bring eviction action.  Tenant’s signature on this Lease further affirms that Tenant understands that in the case of criminal activity, arrest or conviction is not necessary in order for the Authority to evict.  While a single violation shall be good cause for eviction, such eviction must be proven in accordance with the law.