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July 12, 2012

Maria asks…

What can I do to get out of here?

problem with mom. She is kicking me out again. I’m not sure what she is kicking me out for but she did get frustrated and angry about a lot of stuff . She said s a lot of stuff like me wanting to put the couch cushion covers in the washer, me not having a job, not doing things her way, dust in the house, I have 24 hours a day to do what I want, I don’t clean her house, dust causes respiratory problems, grandma thought she could bring me out here and I would change, she doesn’t have enough money for repairs, its costing her a lot in gas money to go to work, and other things. After a lot of being upset yesterday we took the trash to the dump and then she wanted to go to lunch where she offered to buy mine. I just sat in the car. When we got back she got angry and frustrated about the thing being off the vent in the bathroom. And that night she said something about me not going to move in with her into another place which somehow hurt (weird because I don’t like her). And also she used to clean her floorboards once a week to keep the dust out. She said a lot of ideas yesterday about what to do with this trailer-move out now, pay it off and rent it out for money to pay for rent on an apartment. I am feeling angry, hurt, and scared. I am a convicted felon. I can’t get a job. I live in a small town with no transportation, no grocery store, no dollar store, no library. I don’t want to be homeless here and I can’t think of a way to get out of town right now except for going to jail. (jail is in another town with more stuff) I also can’t rent an apartment partially due to being a convicted felon. I can’t get into a homeless shelter around here, I can’t stay with anybody, I can’t try to rent without money and transportation (and I don’t get along with people), I can’t get on a HUD waiting list, I can’t get housing through a mental health place, and I can’t get section 8. I am apologizing for writing this trying to be slightly nice. i am angry. Furthermore most of the time people don’t understand me. The only help most people have said is give my soul to Jesus or get a job. Now I am apologizing for the question I asked. Its written bad.

Administrator answers:

You need to make you your mind.

You don’t want to work, but you don’t want to be homeless either.

You need to pick one, work and support yourself, or don’t work and be homeless.

100% your choice.

Susan asks…

How do I handle this situation?

Okay, here’s the deal. My brother and I live in a one bedroom apartment on hud. I lost my job back in May, and was denied unemployment benefits for 8 weeks (they would only give 83 dollars a week) and of course I had to report this. The only income we have is my brother’s social security check that’s a little over 700 dollars and a little over 200 dollars in food stamps that we got in August.

I was told I had to look for full time work before I could get benefits, yet I cannot work full time due to medical reasons, and there is hardly any hiring in my area at all, not even part time, and I would have to lie to the unemployment office to get benefits. Everyone I’ve asked for advice has told me not to go back to the unemployment office, and also because of how much it would hurt us down the line to go, when I would not be getting benefits honestly. I have never received unemployment benefits in any amount.

My landlord, however, has said my rent will go up an extra 107 dollars because “you are entitled to the money, and will be charged whether you have it or not.” I have not been given a new lease with the new number for rent, nor have I been given reason how they can charge me for money I do not even receive, and they know I do not receive.

I’m not sending in the raised rent until I have it in writing, and why, because I think this whole thing is sketchy. I am sending in the amount I always send in, because being verbally told anything means nothing to me. People say they cannot charge me for income I do not receive. Is this the right thing to do? Honestly, I cannot afford this new rent.

What can be done about this? Also, I have requested the new lease with the new amount in writing, and requested the number to the office I send my rent to.

Administrator answers:

Why would monthly rent be based on your income? Read your lease. It probably says your rent is $X per month. I would find it very unusual for there to be an escalation clause in a residential lease. Why have you requested a new lease? Perhaps your current lease is about to expire and your landlord is raising the rent in the renewal. If your lease is not expiring, then don’t ask for a new lease. That’s agreeing to the increased rent. You’re right verbal changes mean nothing. The statute of Frauds requires all agreements concerning real estate be in writing.


Ken asks…

My friend and his girlfriend are expecting a baby in May and they’re homeless. What can they do?

She had an apartment with HUD and less than a month after moving in they got evicted because he wasn’t supposed to be living there. I guess it’s for single mothers. They have to be out Monday.
There are no jobs in the town they’re in. They want to get an apartment in a nearby town where there are jobs. They have $500, enough for 1 months rent but no money for deposit.
Neither one of them has there driver’s license. His are suspended for another 5 yrs. and she can’t seem to pass the learner’s permit test. He’s also a convicted felon. He seems to be trying to do the right thing now, but it might be too little too late.

What are their options? Do they have any? We live in Columbus, IN.

I tried to tell them to give the baby up for adoption. They said no way. We’ll make it somehow.

Administrator answers:

How about they find a job…any job? Most fast food restaurants, grocery stores, diner type restaurants are always hiring…

Nancy asks…

friend won’t talk to me?

Hi. I took a friend of mine into my home for about 3 or 4 months. He was having a hard time, and was homeless. He was kicked out of his last place due to not making any progress. He moved in and started going to counselling. Then all hell broke loose.

He dropped a pill on my floor and my dog ate it. The pill could have killed my young puppy, and I had to give the puppy hydrogen peroxide to make him throw up. My poor pup threw up violently. I screamed and yelled at my friend that he should be more careful. He stood there and acted like he didn’t care. He never apologized. He moved out to the city mission the NEXT day.

He has come back a few times to pick up social security checks, but it has never been the same. The last I heard, he got an apartment thru HUD assistance and is doing okay. I noticed him online yesterday and said hi. He signed off immediately and did not speak. I never charged him rent and cooked for him daily. How could he treat me like this?

Administrator answers:

Sounds like my dead beat ex-boyfriend….be glad!!! Wash your hands and be done with him!! You don’t need a head ach like that around!

Mark asks…

Problems with new apartment?

I applied for a new apartment over a month ago. It’s a low income complex (not sure what program they receive funds for but it’s a federal program). They told me it would take about 1 to 2 weeks for approval. After a week, I called to see how it was going. All I got was an answering machine. I finally got a call stating they needed the fax number for my school so I called back (30 mins from her message) and left my name, phone number and the number to my school. 2 weeks go by and I haven’t heard anything (3 weeks from applying for the apartment) and I started getting nervous because I only had a 1 1/2 from my 30 day notice left from where I’m renting. I left messages to the apartment manager and the property management company without any call back. Week 4, I started getting really scared and left a desperate message and finally got a call from the property management company stating “they needed the fax number for my school”. I ask her if she got my message and she said no. She said that was the only thing holding up my application–my school verification. I gave her the fax number again and called later that day to see if she got what she needed from the school. Amazingly, she answered and said she did have everything and would send everything over to her manager for approval. Once her manager approved, everything would be done. This was on last Thursday. I was suppose to be out of my apartment by the 3rd. I went over to the new place to speak to the manager there and she still had not heard anything. She tried calling the property management company and got no answer so she said she would email them. I spoke to my manager her to tell her what was going on and she said that they have someone set to move in my place on the 15th.
I have already lost $50 for a u-haul cancellation fee.
I have no idea what day to reserve a new one on.
I have no idea when to shut off my utilities (my electric company requires 4 day notice for last meter reading)
I have no idea when to have new utilities turned on or even what apartment.
I just lost the 2 people who were going to help me move. Major problem since I have a herniated back and only my son to help me move the 4 pieces of heavy furniture & it looks like the new place wants me to rent the upstairs apartment rather than the townhouse.
And I just had to pay rent on this place until the 8th otherwise they would have charged a $50 late fee. The 8th is the longest I can stay here because they have someone moving in here on the 15th.
I just called both the manager and property management but only got the answering machines.
The place I’ve living now is too expensive for me to stay in (my roommate moved out on the 3rd) so staying here isn’t an option.
There is no reason for me being denied the new place–no evictions, paid rent on time, no complaints for past landlords, no credit check ran, no criminal record. It’s too late to find another place within 4 days.
All this mess because they failed to follow through with the fax number I gave them weeks ago. If she really didn’t get my message, why didn’t she call me back for it or call me back when I left messages.
Is there anything I can do? I’m afraid to get an attorney because I need to move into the new place and I don’t want to tick them off (plus it’s expensive). I looked up HUD complaints but it’s for fair housing/discrimination.
The worst part is that I have a small child and a very limited income so it’s not like I can just put my furniture in storage and live in my car.
The new complex is listed as a Family Housing Limited Partnership

Administrator answers:

Only thing you can do is keep pestering them until they tell you that you can move in.

Sandy asks…

Teens do you think a sex offender should be protected by law?

in real estate class today I just learned that it’s against the law for a realtor to disclose that a registered sex offender lives at certain location. The sex offender can sue for damages to his reputation.

Under megans law one sex offender was awarded 10 million dollars because a real estate agent selling to a mother and three daughters disclosed that a sex offender lives down the street. The sex offender found out and he ended up winning the law suit because the law is made to protect the sex offenders from the public.

Also if he were to rent an apartment and he got turned down because he was a sex offender he can either sue or file his complaint with HUD

That’s crazy!


Administrator answers:

Wow, ridiculous, and the law wonders why children go missing? I also hate the stupid 24 hour amber alert thing they do. I bet if it was a politics child that went missing they would hop right on that.

Lizzie asks…

Parents do you think a sex offender should be protected by law?

in real estate class today I just learned that it’s against the law for a realtor to disclose that a registered sex offender lives at certain location. The sex offender can sue for damages to his reputation.

Under megans law one sex offender was awarded 10 million dollars because a real estate agent selling to a mother and three daughters disclosed that a sex offender lives down the street. The sex offender found out and he ended up winning the law suit because the law is made to protect the sex offenders from the public.

Also if he were to rent an apartment and he got turned down because he was a sex offender he can either sue or file his complaint with HUD…

That’s crazy!


Administrator answers:

Everybody has to live somewhere. Even people on lynch mob lists…er, I mean sex offender registries.

Also, the amount of petty bullsh*t people are being put on these lists for makes them all but useless. People charged with indecent exposure for taking a leak on the side of the highway aren’t a threat to your children. The thirty-year-old who had consensual sex with his 15-year-and-11-month-old girlfriend when he was 17 isn’t a threat to your children.

And, in all likelihood, the registered sex offender down the road who has to check in with police three times a week and isn’t even allowed to answer the door (or in some cases, even stay home at all) on Halloween isn’t a threat to your children.

Mary asks…

Face Eviction With 3 children BUT I have The Money Now ? Would they still Throw me out DC Law says No IF…..?

DC Law for Landlord and Tenants
Is there anything I can do to stop my landlord from evicting me after a judgment is entered? You can ask the court to stop the eviction by filing an Application to Stay Execution of the Writ of Restitution in the Landlord and Tenant Clerk’s Office. If the reason the landlord sued you is because you owe rent, you can avoid eviction by paying the landlord all of the rent and court costs that you owe as of the day the you make the payment. (This includes the rent that has come due since the time the landlord filed the lawsuit.) If you bring your account current with the landlord, the landlord cannot evict you unless he or she brings a new lawsuit.

I HAVE FULL PAYMENT I owed extra for when HUD was not giving me assistance. The rent I agreed to pay in my lease was always paid ON TIME.Last year around this time I was being charged more than I can afford. The rental office found out that my previous apartment lease was not broken as of yet (I didnt want it to go on my credit so I just paid both rents at 2 places I had a 1 bedroom I left because I had just given birth to twins and someone robbed my apartment it was a bad neighborhood and I needed a 2 bedroom it was against the law to have 4 people in a 1 bedroom so I didnt want to ruin my chances with this 2 bedroom that came available in a good neighborhood before they even proceed with a court date. My notice to quit says If violation is not cured before the expiration date (I assume August 1st because thats the only date that is given on my notice to vacate) and fail to vacate they will get the judiciary system involved.

I terminated my lease when HUD found out they were assisting me with 2 seperate apartments now I have to pay 5000 to my place I am in now. I HAVE IT. I am not a crook I just took an offer I couldnt refuse for the saftey of me and my 3 children

I had proof to show that my 1 BR apartment was robbed and I feared for the safety of me and my children!!!! I had to take this 2 bedroom at this time

Administrator answers:

It really does not matter if you pay up or not. You owe that money regardless. The eviction process is very simple, they don’t care if your last apartment was safe, they don’t care if you have 3 or 30 children. What they care about is that you defaulted on your rent.

If that rent is paid, it does not matter in order to get payment the courts needed to get involved. The landlord is entitled to protect his assets under the law by getting a tenant with a poor payment history out of there. You have a poor payment history, your landlord will very legally be about to get you out of there.

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