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May 13, 2012

George asks…

Is my civil right’s being violated ?

I took a job that didn’t pay that well so in order 2 be sure I could make ends meet I moved into a hud apartment complex ..Biggest mistake of my life ..The land lady and her best friend (just a regular tenant ) and maintenance guy that run this place like french camp ..For example on 4th of July I allowed my son to light a sparkler , I read over the lease and seen nothing mentioned about firecrackers , The maintenance guy came out and screamed at me and my son ..I told him we r putting them out 2 calm down or I would call the police ..I explained 2 him that we were not 2 be screamed at ..This was outside in a pasture behind the apartment but still on the property ..No 2 ..If you let your kid play outside the land lady will accuse them of trying 2 damage the sod and tells them 2 go 2 the park … No sod was laid down except under the trees a few years ago ..If you go to talk 2 the land lady about a private matter her best friend(does not work there just a tenant) is sitting in the chair eating pop corn and wont leave so you can have a private word with her ..The land lady’s best friend is a trouble maker ..I was gone for a week and she told the land lady I had been gone for months , then the land lady told me if i didn’t occupy the apartments I could be evicted ..The land lady’s best friend keeps asking me why I don’t let my child play outside I said to be frank it’s because you complain about him or any other child that is outside playing so I take him to the library or to the park 2 play ..She got very upset and marched right to the land ladys house to tell on me ..Okay get this next day I flunked my inspection , I didn’t understand why
because I have o.c.d. which means I keep a spotless apartment so I asked the land lady why I failed and she said my vent was dusty I then knew she was lying because my son is allergic 2 dust mites so i keep that vent speck and span so the reason i really failed my inspection was because I gave her “best friend ” a dose of reality ..The best friend also complained of a little old mans rock garden and the land lady made him remove it .. One time I locked myself out of the apartment and she charged me 25 dollars 2 get in which was not listed in the lease but i was told if I didn’t pay I would be evicted ..That was the 1st time I was ever locked out ..She also locks the bathroom doors in the laundry room so the disabled people soil them selves because they can’t make it home in time , she said it’s because vandalism but I overheard her tell her daughter it’s because she doesn’t like to clean them …She is against premarital sex so she makes your guest check in at the office if they want to stay the night to keep tabs on who is staying over ..They have to get approved for a guest pass ..She is also telling tenants while they are checking their mail “now if you get someone else s mail sent to your apartment you can be evicted ..That really upsets me cause it’s non of her business what you receive in the mail ..She sends out dirty letters b4 the first to all the tenants that they better not even try to skip out on the rent and move she will prosecute..yup every month that threatening not is on everyone’s door .During the blizzard I couldn’t get to the bank and she told me if it wasn’t in by the 5 I was being evicted and the government of Arkansas had declared us under a state of emergency ..I finally ended up calling the little rock office on her and got approved 2 pay when snow melted anyways the lady and little rock that owns these hud building always sides with the manager so talking to her really does no good or she wont call you back ..Okay this is really upsetting this is the letter I got on my door today

DO NOT LITTER
APARTMENTS; PLEASE DO NOT THROW YOUR TRASH ON THE GROUND
YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR GUEST AND CHILDREN ,IF ANYONE IN YOUR FAMILY OR GUEST ARE SEEN THROWING TRASH ON THE GROUND YOU WILL BE CHARGED 25 DOLLARS IMMEDIATELY , THIS INCLUDES CIGARETTE BUTTS

TAMPONS AND BABY WIPES ARE BEING FLUSHED ,YOU ARE STOPPING UP SEWAGE LINES .IF THIS PROBLEM CONTINUES ROTO ROOTER WILL RUN THE INDIVIDUAL LINES TO THE UNITS AND YOU WILL BE CHARGED WHAT ROTO ROOTER CHARGES NORTHWEST ACRES FOR HAVING TO CLEAN OUT THE SEWAGE ..AND DO NOT PUT BIKES AND TOYS UNDER THE STAIRS

okay she is not the law and who is she 2 fine someone for littering ?
who is she to judge and convict them with out seeing it ? just taking the word of someone else ?
And the cotton parts of tampons are suppose to be flushed ..who is she to tell us how to handle our selves why on the period ? It seems to me our civil right are being violated ..I was also accused by the maintenance a few months ago of flicking buts on the ground then I reminded him that I didn’t smoke ..What should I do about this ? I need some legal advice , also everyone in the complex won’t complain they are scared of being
I was in a car accident and have a eye patch on and 3 broken fingers so I do not give a sh!% about this being rifted with grammatical error but thanks for noticing

Administrator answers:

You’re civil rights have not been violated.

But your grammar violated mine.

Laura asks…

HUD housing voucher coming up, what to do next?

Me and my brother signed up for dallas housing “aka” hud program, but we thought that we applied for section 8 but didn’t. Section 8 closed before we could sign up for it, but my dad was able to get on that list just before they closed it. so for a few years now I’ve been living with my dad in his section 8 apartment, my brother has his own place, but not with the Hud program. I’ve heard about this HUD housing program thing that they give you a place to live rent free, not sure if that’s true though, Anyway back to my point, after me and my brother signed up for it in 2006 he finally got his voucher around the beginning of this month, and yet me being closely behind him on the list. He told me that I might get my voucher at the end of this month. Though I didn’t check yet to see if my number is almost coming up. The thing I’m worried about is do you have to have a job to get whatever place the hud program puts you in? because right now I’m doing a summer job, but it’s not permanent, I don’t really have any type of income and no kids, and as I’ve said before, I’ve been living with my dad since 2005 (I think!). and I’m 21 going on 22 in October, so how is this program going to determine if they’ll place me somewhere or put me back at the bottom of the (two or three year list)?

Administrator answers:

If you are living in your fathers section 8 unit you qualify, as it is illegal for you to be living there without qualifying.

Daniel asks…

Looking for landlord tenant laws specific to New Hampshire?

I rented an apartment and my 2 year old Grandson came to spend the weekend. The landlord delivered a note which said he does not rent to people with children and had he known that I was going to have a child on the premis he would not have rented to me. We had verbal issues on this matter two more times over the next month when my daughter stopped by for brief visits with the child. I ended up moving out. My question is can a landlord legally harass a tenant for having children visit? Do I have any recourse? I am looking for monetary compensation. Can anyone send me in the direction to find info on this? I have been working with HUD for 7 months but now they are leaning towards saying that if the child was not my own child the landlord may have been within his rights.
Does New Hampshire have a tenant’s union or landlord tenant office? I see that as an answer quite often on here but do not know what it is or how to find it. We do have HUD who is supposed to help with landlord tenant issues.

Administrator answers:

Here are some links for you, in regards to landlord/tenant laws in New Hampshire. Since you are already working with HUD, you may already have some of this info, hope it helps anyway!! :

http://www.hud.gov/local/nh/renting/tenantrights.cfm

http://www.courts.state.nh.us/district/landlord.htm

http://doj.nh.gov/consumer/

http://www.federal-services.com/laws/nh.html

I hope this helps you!!

James asks…

I have a legal question regarding HUD regulations as well.?

I live in a privately owned apartment complex in Texas. It is largely made up of HUD clients. The manager of the property has decided to close down the complex swimming pool because she feels there are too many people throwing trash on the grounds. Is this fair? All residents are being punished for the deeds of a few and what does the pool have to do with the grounds anyway? Someone suggested that the pool is an “amenity” and is part of our rent. If this is true should we have to pay full rent and be denied use of our “amenities”? Even the local HUD office appears to be stumped on this one.

Administrator answers:

HUD has little to with it unless it is in the agreement with HUD that there is a pool. But the individuals that signed leases may have done so because there was a pool as part of the deal even if that pool isn’t listed in the lease.

Helen asks…

Do you think i should feel guilty for being on SSDI and being able to stay home enjoy life & pay only 170.00?

for rent in my own apartment(HUD housing) ? i get a SSDI CHECK each month which covers my rent, elect.,cable, internet,phone! i get food stamps for food! about 50.00 & i still have 300.00 left. Sometimes i feel guilty because i don’t work & my sisters work their butts off and i stay home & watch tv & play video games! SHOULD I FEEL GUILTY? I DO HAVE BIPOLAR & DEPRESSION & THAT’S WHY I DON’T WORK! i feel lucky i don’t have the stress of a job & i have nice things – apt., computer, flat screen tv, car etc.

Administrator answers:

Yeah, right. How do you afford a car and car insurance on SSDI?

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