Mon, Jun. 30th, 2003, 07:33 pm
Ok, I'm going to be the brave one and post first! I work with Project Based Section 8 Tenants in Massachusetts, and I found this interesting because despite the fact there is this so called quality standard that is monitored by big bad HUD, it's a joke in practical application...."I'm also a client" as the saying goes. I'm looking forward to plotting with others on the downfall of greedy landlords..muaaahaahaahaa
Sun, Aug. 17th, 2003 04:23 pm (UTC)
As am I. I just haven't had any time to really get the ball rolling on this project as of yet, lol. Hopefully in the next couple of months. :)
Fri, Aug. 22nd, 2003 02:28 pm (UTC)
don't be too hard on yourself, revolutions don't happen overnight. LOL! Finding time to do anything these days takes alot!
Tue, Aug. 7th, 2007 05:25 pm (UTC)
i am curious as to what responsibility the landlord has towards the tennant. my family and i have been living in a house for 9 years, and not once has the landlord come to fix anything (besides the water heater and a problem with the heating system). the landlord boasts that she used to come in every 2 years and repaint the inside of the house. i drove by her house today and i see that she has a tree removal company removing and trimming trees on her house, which is payed off. at the house she rents, there is about 30 pine trees that are about as tall as a football field. every winter branches break off, which look like mini-trees, and they cause the house to be damp. on one side of the house it is partially green from the dampness. the ouside siding is falling apart, there are holes and pieces gone. she had to go through 8 different insurence companies to insure the house, no one wanted to do it. when the water heater broke, and wrecked alot of our stuff in the basement ( we are a family of 2 adults and 4 children), i asked her if she wanted me to cut away the part of the rug where the water leaked, she said no way. we don't quailfy for section 8, even at 6 people, and rentals are not easy to come by. this seems minor, but i asked her on the second year of us living here if i could have someone come in and clean the chiminey, she said no that she doesn't even want us to the chiminey. but using the chiminey was part of our rental aggreement. this house is about 50 years old, and still has the original windows, our heating bill is just ridiculous in the winter. all you can smell in the house is the dampness and mold that has feastered in the basement. is there anything we can do? ~elena
Sat, Dec. 22nd, 2007 02:28 pm (UTC)
tenantdatabase: tenant reference
If you need to be put on the tenant database as a reference to keep with you for all time, give us a call.
Sat, Dec. 22nd, 2007 02:50 pm (UTC)
firegryphon: Re: tenant reference
Now why would I want to be put in a database for private landlords?
I wrote this more than 4 years ago at a time I was organizing low-income tenant against their
landlords. I ended up being an expert for awhile on rent re-certification because my own
landlord was sooo incompetent.
I'm a trouble-maker but I still need to have a place to live - don't be ridiculous.