Grandmother sues Navajo Housing Authority

March 19, 2016
DNA People's Legal Services is suing Navajo Housing Authority over allegations the tribal agency's eviction policies discriminate against domestic violence victims.
     Attorneys state in the lawsuit filed March 7 in Navajo Nation District Court that the tribal agency's policies require that all members of a household involved in a domestic violence incident be evicted, which the legal clinic argues is unfair to the victims of the violence, who are often women.
     Attorneys argue that those women are guaranteed equal protection under the law by the Navajo Nation Bill of Rights and Navajo traditional law, and the policy violates that right.