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20. Concludes that it is the housing authority, rather than the city, who is responsible for enforcing restrictive covenants binding owners of land within a residential subdivision developed by the housing authority. The housing authority is not the city and is not a department, board or commission of the city. Rather, the housing authority is a completely separate "public body corporate and politic." Sec. 66.40(4)(a) and (9), Stats. 10/13/97.

21. Federal law preempts the right-to-remedy provision of Wis. Stat. § 704.17(2)(b) when a public housing tenant is evicted for engaging in “drug-related criminal activity” within the meaning of 42 U.S.C. § 1437d(l). Milwaukee City Housing Authority v. Cobb, Appeal No. 2013AP002207 (2015). 3/31/15.