Supreme Court Won't Hear HUD Appeal Over Section 8 Grants

By Jacob Fischler (April 20, 2015, 2:12 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's challenge of a Federal Circuit decision that it must use contracts rather than grants to fund its administration of Section 8 public housing projects.

Without offering a specific explanation for their declination of the case, the justices implicitly rejected HUD's argument that the Federal Circuit's decision would impair its Section 8 housing program.

"If allowed to stand, [the decision] will require significant programmatic changes restricting HUD's flexibility in managing the $9 billion Section 8 project-based housing program ... [and] may affect the $15 billion...

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