HOUSTON -- A Harris County woman is suing the Harris County Housing Authority and numerous employees, alleging unlawfully denying the re-certification of her Section 8 housing allowance.

Jane Doe filed a lawsuit Sept. 30 in the Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas against the Harris County Housing Authority, Tom McCasland, Horace Alliscon, Debra McCray and Beverly Burroughs, alleging violation the Fair Housing Act

The plaintiff alleges the defendants unlawfully denied the re-certification of her Section 8, three-bedroom housing voucher.

According to the complaint, In 2013, the plaintiff, who suffers from anxiety and panic disorders was denied her housing allowance in part due to the fact she resided with her mother. The plaintiff contends housing authority employees thwarted, and mishandled her appeal rights.

As a consequence, the lawsuit states, the plaintiff became ill and was hospitalized for anxiety-related problems she attributes to the loss of her voucher and the appeal process.

The plaintiff seeks unspecified damages, plus attorney fees and costs of litigation. She is represented by attorney David Sodegh of The Law Offices of David Sodegh in Humble.

Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas Case number 4:15-CV-02847

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