No. 32PA15.

789 S.E.2d 449 (2016)


Supreme Court of North Carolina.

Filed August 19, 2016.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Ward and Smith, P.A., by Michael J. Parrish and E. Bradley Evans , Greenville, for plaintiff-appellant.

Robinson, Bradshaw & Hinson, PA., by John R. Wester , Thomas Holderness , and Erik Randall Zimmerman , Charlotte, pro hac vice; and Legal Aid of North Carolina, Inc., by John Keller , Wilson, Theodore O. Fillette, III , Charlotte, Peter Gilbert , Chapel Hill, and Andrew Cogdell , Morganton, for defendant-appellee.

Brownlee Law Firm, PLLC, by William K. Brownlee , Raleigh, for Apartment Association of North Carolina, amicus curiae.

John R. Rittelmeyer and Yasmin Farahi , Raleigh, for Disability Rights North Carolina, amicus curiae.

Francis Law Firm, PLLC, by Charles T. Francis and Ruth Sheehan , Raleigh, for Housing Authority of the City of Raleigh, amicus curiae.

In this case we consider whether public housing authorities must exercise discretion when pursuing evictions that are not otherwise mandated by federal law. Recognizing that public housing is the housing of last resort, Congress intended public housing authorities to exercise discretion in certain eviction proceedings, such as the...

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