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March 9, 2012

Mark asks…

Question about Section 8 apartment for seniors, in Wisconsin?

My father passed away on Friday. The office of the apartment building where he has lived for 25 years told my brother that HUD states that you only have 2 weeks after the death of a resident to have all of their belongings out of the apartment–never mind that dad had paid rent until May1st. Is this legal? Also, they told us that because the annual inspection had picked dad’s apartment to be checked out for the yearly inspection, that they will be “in and out” fixing things and sprucing things up. Can they do this? We don’t really want people in dad’s apartment until all of his stuff is out.
infiniti-okay,guess I just have a problem with them “being in and out” within those two weeks we have.We would like to get his things out before they come in and do their thing.I understand about the inspections..got that part:). Just want to know that no one will be in there for our remaining two weeks–they say they have the right to come and go???

Administrator answers:

I am sorry, but your father was living on the tax payers dime. He did not pay rent until the first, we did. You can not store his things there, they have to be removed.

You also can not prevent or delay the apartment being refurbished, there is someone else wanting their handout, there is no delay in providing it, many people wait years for openings.

Mary asks…

regarding hud housing for persons over age 62?

i live in a hud over 62 building and I have a service animal. the manager has sent a memo saying that no other resident can babysit for my dog in their apartment. Is she legally allowed to do this? Can she say no pets in a senior HUD buiding. anyone know where I can get a copy of the law that applies

Administrator answers:

Yes, she is legally allowed to do this. Even with it being a service animal, it is authorized to only be in your apartment. Now, with that said, you would be able to have others watch the dog in your apartment, but that’s it. She can make the rule that there are no pets in the building, but she will still have to allow service animals due to Fair Housing Guidelines.

Ruth asks…

Does a inheritance effect my living in my HUD apartment?

I am a senior and have been living in a HUD apartment for several years.. I am worried that if I have more then 2000.00 in personal property, I am in my brothers will, that I won’t be able to stay here anymore.. I am not talking about a lot of money, but a lot more then $2000.00..
I am at the maxium of the low income bracket, so if it’s counted as income it will put me over, won’t I have to give up my HUD apartment?
I may have to ask him to take me out of his will… I can’t afford to live anywhere else! Any suggestions?

Administrator answers:

You have to (or at least are supposed to) report it as income and it will be counted as income you’ve received for up to two years. You will probably end up having to pay a percentage of it, but you will still be able to live there.

Richard asks…

I want to move more south because I live in a snow belt and it’s hard to get around?

I was wondering if there was a good senior high rise apartment building that was hud subsidized. I get less than $800 soc sec and I would be looking for something I can afford. I live in a HUD high rise now and I just about make it. Does anyone have any info for me? thanks!!!

Administrator answers:

It would be Great if you have friends/family in the South. Be a Snow Bird. Then go North in the Spring. If I could I would buy a camper and pull it all over America. My husband and I could become wanderers. Dig for Gold in the West, hunt for Diamonds in Arkansas, Look for Gems in Northwestern states and work in the Oil Fields of North Dakota. I think I’m gonna buy the camper soon.

Laura asks…

I just moved into a Senior Community Apartment Facility and it has roaches!?

I have only been in this apartment for a little over a week, they are nicely kept, grounds and the apartments are as clean as they think they should be. I however, saw a roach tonight and know enough about them to know that they can make rabbits look like they are standing still when it comes to multiplying. This facility is HUD subsidized, and has certain standards they must adhere to. I am sure having roaches is not one of them. Can I break my lease to move out before I get infested? I didn’t arrive with them and I do not want to leave with them! You cannot spray and kill roach eggs, it does not work, so what do I do?

Administrator answers:

No you cannot. Read your lease. You report the problem to management.

Sandra asks…

Assistance for a disabled person to move?

I want to move from st pete florida to Naperville il because my family is there. I have no money. I am waiting for HUD housing for handicapped seniors they will call me within 6 months and I have 30 days to take the apartment. Any one know of a program to help me get my things there. I am using a wheelchair scooter and i have a small service dog. we will fly there and then need transport to the apt from the airport ty

Administrator answers:

.i am an epileptic and cannot drive. Search the want ads in your area for service for seniors. Or the like. And see what is in the want ads.
Here in Vermont, i have a driver who ta ks me places because i cannot drive.
We have become great friends!…….good luck

George asks…

I was told that any employee of HUD Section 8 cannot live in a Section 8 housing unit.?

Im here in Southern California. We have a tenant that works for Section 8 for many years. He and the owner have literally HIDING housing problems here. We have Seniors and Disabled people. THEY ARE AFRAID OF HER AND AN EVICTION. She has a history of these tactics.

I spoke to this guy and asked him WHY DOESN’T HE HELP THESE PEOPLE HERE AND REPORT THE FILTH AND TOXICS FROM MOLD AND PESTICIDE SPRAY.
He’s such as A Hole, He says it’s not his responsibility etc. He says his unit is not Section 8, but I dont’ believe him . He has a girlfriend and two kids living in there.
One I went in there and OH MY GOD… A REAL HORRIBLE PLACE. She does not work and NEVER BRINGS HER KIDS OUT EXCEPT TO INTO THE CAR TO ‘SOMETIMES’ TAKE THEM TO SCHOOL.

This situation here is BAD, I waitng to get my new Section 8 Voucher to move, and I can’t rent another place without it.
THIS GUY HAS BEEN THE CORE OF A LOT OF THESE SLUM HOUSING CONDITIONS, BECAUSE HE WONT EVEN REPORT HER FOR HIS “TOXIC DUMP APT. not even for the sake of his kids.

How do I find out if IN FACT his unit is a Section 8 Unit. He acts as a conduit for this owner to lure elderly and disabled people into this building. THEY DID IT TO ME… AND WHEN I FOUND ALL OF THIS HELL THAT HAS MADE ME SICK……..I CALLED THE LAHD, they literally make a big deal and gave her violations… but she fixed NOTHING. Yet they tell me they closed the case ????

Meanwhile, this guy girlfriend has a grandmother that lived in another Section 8 apartment that has been EMPTY since I moved in. All the furniture is staged and windows open. She told me her grandmother has been in a NURSING HOME FOR OVER 2 YEARS, AND THE OWNER HAS BEEN COLLECTING SECTION 8 RENT via her boyfrend that works with Section 8.

HE HAS BEEN GETTING HER SECTION 8 VOUCHER RENEWED WITH HIS SUPERVISORS EVERY YEARS SO THE OWNER CAN GET THE MONEY. HIS SUPERVISOR AND CO-WORKERS ARE ALL IN ON THIS FRAUD.

RIGHT NOW THEY ARE HOLD UP MY NEW SECTION 8 VOUCHER SO I CAN MOVE BECAUSE I MADE A COMPLAINT ABOUT THE CONDITIONS HERE, AS WELL AS REPORT HER ALLEGED FRAUD.

Is there ANY WAY to find out if his apartment (in his girlfriend’s name) is IN FACT a Section 8 Rental. THEY BOTH TOLD ME THEY HAVE BEEN BEHIND WITH THEIR RENT, BUT WORKED OUT SOMETHING WITH THE OWNER………….THIS ALL SOUNDS OF BLACKMAIL, FRAUD.

Send me any Attorney or Activist that can legally help fix this mess… AND NOT ON THE TAKE WITH HUD OR SECTION 8.
The Section 8 fraud Dept. has done NOTHING but take the complaint.
THE MOLD AND SEWER PROBLEMS ARE WORSE.

Administrator answers:

I did not read this whole thing.

But, call CPS. Today. He/she will not know who called. BUt you have a moral obligation to help those kids.

They (CPS) will likely snow ball and resolve the rest of it.

Thomas asks…

if you found yourself at the point of needing to share a place with someone else and you were single,?

would you look for a mate, move in with a male, move in with a female, move in with family, find another person and the both of you look for an apartment together, move into someone’s place or have them move into yours, move into a seniors home, look for HUD housing, or other alternative? Which would your best choice be and why.

Administrator answers:

I don’t think it’s a good idea to move in with anybody. Too many life-changing events are possible. My main concern when making this decision was putting myself somewhere so I’d never have to move again. By this age, we’ve all come to prize our individuality, and no two people are going to see the same priorities.

There are two other options besides HUD. There is Section 8, and there is the Rural Housing Authority. If you can luck up on such as I found with the Rural Housing Authority, just outside a city limit, you will find whatever camaraderie you need in neighbors, rather than live-ins, and enjoy the space a single person actually needs. You’ll pare down your inessentials and feel relieved of them eventually.

You’ll have your washer and dryer without a laundromat, your walk-in closet giving extras to more needy, your routine walks to check mail and take refuse with sidewalks, and have maintained landscaping to take pleasure in, without sharing laundry, television, animals, and meals with a constant other person to adapt with. Plus your own hours, however odd they may become, and your privacy above all, as you celebrate never having to move again and walk naked bathroom-to-bedroom, having decided to take a shower before bringing necessaries from bedroom drawers.

David asks…

I Need help with a collection agency fictitious debt?

here’s the situation. My senior citizen friend has been living in the salvation army for about 4 months now. He will have to move by the end of August because of time restraints on living at this transitional facility. He get’s a social security check of $920 that has to supply his rent and food. We went to check out a senior citizen’s retirement home that is HUD and the rent is based on income. It is so nice. This is the ideal place to live for him. The Problem is that at the last apartment he lived with 2 other guys that left him with a $980 bill that he had nothing to do with. Something about the apartment manager not taking him off the lease. So, the retirement facility requires that he have this rental debt be removed from his credit report before they can allow him to live there. This is the place for him and I want to know if there is anything I can do to expedite the process, because of time constraints ,I’ve contacted the collection agency and they havent’ returned my call.

Administrator answers:

I hate to say it, but if his name was still on the lease than legally he is still responsible for the charges. Is there any way that he could get numbers of the other two guys and talk to them about at least each of them paying a third of that bill? I really hope that you find a solution for him.

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