The Reason For This Petition Jan 21. 2013 | Comments (0)
Certain parts of the document below have been deleted to protect the identity of certain parties. Three XXX have replaced the names. This is the original document to the President of the United States of America as well as several other government personnel and officials. Please know that these identities were remove so that no prejudice could be formed against all members of the public housing management, KCHA or HUD officials. The truth is so much is going on in these developments and so many tenants are afraid to take a stand due to fear of eviction. I am taking this stand to prove that if you are a good tenant, regardless if you take a stand or not, one complaint about public housing or management you,your children and family will then become a target. This blog is your voice. SPEAK UP & BE HEARD. You have a right to live just like they do...God bless you... If you live in public housing and you are disabled or being mistreated.. for your safety start recording, videoing and documenting all events for your protection...Don't give up and Don't Give in. Please feel free to email me.
Notice of Intent to Seek Legal Action under the Missouri Disability Fair Housing Act
RE: Housing Authority of Kansas City, Missouri
Management & All Parties Involved
My name is XXX and I have resided at XXX, Kansas City, MO XXX for the preceding year as a public housing recipient. I suffer from several XXX disabilities. I also care for two children that are mentally disabled as well. Because of our disabilities I and my children are often confined on a daily intricate within the inner accommodation of our home. We take a mast extent of medication and have been receiving medical, case management, therapy and psychological health amenities for over ten years.
XXX, a letter from the Management of XXX Units was delivered approximately after 3:30 pm and crudely positioned and left within the exterior of my unit. The document and the contents thereof was address to I the tenant XXX. The leading page of the document was drafted XXX informing me that I was in violation of my lease for non-payment of rent and that I had within 48hours to contact management to resolve the dispute. That is 48 hours I would not be benevolent to pursue. Immediately following the leading page of that document was an additional legal form attached.
It was an eviction notification allowing me and my children 13 calendars days to vacate the premises and to inform me that Management- Housing Authority of Kansas City of Missouri has terminated my lease due to a violation of my lease and non-payment of rent in the grave mast amount of $68.00 + $5.00 late fee. A grievance was also attached to that document to fill out and hand deliver to a C. Riley in the legal department within three days if I wanted to dispute the eviction and undoubtedly state within the small space giving to transcribe upon DO NOT EVICT ME, overall in my opinion humble my belief and once again be endured to go through more conceptual stress and distress at the hands of management that has now become very clear that I am being harassed and housing discrimination is being committed.
The facts below which will consist of video, photos, receipts, accurate dates and times, witnesses, and documents will be verification as proof as it has become painstakingly clear that these difficulties will linger to arise unless legal ramification are conveyed about on all parties involve and head officials step in to guarantee that no families, disabled with a physical or mental handicap or in good health be subjected to this sort of heartache as it is immorally erroneous and unjust and proves that management is significantly in need of readjustments.
Please Read carefully attached document that I enclosed to prove harassment and housing discrimination.
*Video’s and Photo’s and Documents will be submitted to head officials. XXX a representative & employee of the Housing Authority of Kansas City, MO who fraudulent deceived me out of a White matching Kenmore washer and dryer set, King sized sleep number bed with new king size white mattress, Several crystal sets, Vintage Oriental large patio umbrella and business black briefcase tote with wheels. The bed frame and washer set was hand delivered to her home. The other items mention above she took directly from my home. At that time I was presiding at XXX and she placed all items in her Cadillac.
*Photos, witnesses and hand written note from XXX herself with directions to deliver.
I initially encountered xxx through a call I received one day from the management of XXX Apartments to view placement in one of the available units for I and my children. Due to our disabilities the unit could not accommodate us and he admitted that he had not had time to go over my file. He was very courteous and apologized, and sought to find me a unit that would accommodate us. He escorted me and my accompanied companion to his office and contacted XXX and told her of my situation.
XXX and I conversed within the following weeks. She informed me of a unit she had available that may accommodate my family and to come view it at XXX Apartments. Upon viewing that unit I informed her that I had a great deal of furniture and my living room or dining room would not fit. And that I would have to downgrade significantly in order to occupy the unit at Chouteau Court. This is where it all begins. After a lengthy conversation with XXX and informing her I have no family in this state and of my personal affairs she initiated aide. I do not own nor operate a vehicle or at the time of meeting XXX. I was escorted there by my elderly neighbor who has always driven me to all destinations I needed transportation to due to my hindering situation. XXX informed me after viewing the unit that she could come to my home to have me do the paperwork for the unit to move in so that I did not have to come back out in the cold and snow because of my medical condition.
XXX arrived at my home the following day after and upon entrance took admiration of my living environment, she ask me to give to her all the items I would not be able to move in with me because she had a daughter and grandchildren that could use them. I agreed and we started the paperwork. Upon completion of the paperwork she started observing items within my home, items such as my sleep number bed which was noticeable upon entrance in my home due to the bedroom being adjacent to the living room. She asked could she have it, the briefcase and patio umbrella. I gave them to her and she took the top of the king mattress with her and she placed all items in the trunk of her Cadillac.
She stated to me she would have her husband and son come to pick up the frame of the bed. They never showed. I received a called afterward from her requesting to bring her documentation that I could have my utilities placed in my name and turned on at the unit which I submitted and that is when she requested if I could move the frame with me to the unit and they would pick it up from there. She never returned to my home. I did have the movers move it to my unit which inconvenienced me critically as I had to sleep in my living room because of the weight and size of the frame occupied my room and I could not move a bed in the unit for myself .
From the first day of moving my family into the XXX unit she assigned, I and my family was subjected to extreme and ongoing compromising situations that kept us awake day and night that force me to call the police on several occasions. There were gang gatherings in front of my unit, drug trafficking and the neighbors above the unit had traffic in and out all throughout the night. Due to my children’s disability it was becoming a dangerous situation. I immediately involved their state workers and others who came out to witness my situation and the worker drafted a letter to the housing Authority on our behalf. On a few of those occasions my roommate which is primarily my children’s caregiver due to my health and son’s condition went to the office to complain and fill out a written statement. I contacted XXX and told her about the situation and XXX arrive at my unit a day following and while at the unit XXX she informed me that she could help me relocate out of that unit and move me and my family to a dissimilar complex that would be much bigger and improved. This time it totaled me my washer, dryer, and crystal sets. I had only been in that unit one month and it had no stairs. I had to move me and my family once more which I could not afford and it took a tremendous toll on my health.
She moved me to XXX unit which has over 14 steps and told me to just endure this. Because of the rigorousness of my disability I can’t climb that many stairs and since this units bathroom location is up those 14 stairs, I now have a weak bladder and have been placed on medication for that. It got my children out of a very dangerous situation. They immediately moved me to a unit where a tenant had just moved out with 8 children. They had not cleaned or painted the unit. It was infected with roaches. It was so bad the roaches were crawling out of the refrigerator. It was 3 days before they would send someone to remove the freezer out of my way even after notifying them before moving in that I had my own appliances. It was I and my family that cleaned, painted, patched holes and ridded the unit of the bugs. I own very high-end antique affluent furniture passed down to me through my deceased parents. My home is attractive and I keep a very clean dwelling. I preserved furniture items that cannot be interchange by any expanse of compensation.
We moved in XXX January 1st, 2012. We hadn’t subsisted in XXX a good 2 months and in the taciturnity of winter we were subjected to no heat, over 10 maintenance calls for repairs to the unit and still no heat, compulsory to sleep downstairs, run my oven and purchase heaters. We had not lived in XXX 3 months before I had to call a repair in on my toilet. They sent someone and the following morning around about 4:30am my unit was flooding so severely from the upstairs that the water was impending out of the ceilings and cracks of the walls destroying my property and possessions. The video and photos speak volumes. I had to call the fire department. They could not even stop the flooding of my unit. It took maintenance hours to respond even after several calls and I calling XXX at around 6:00am which the fury in my voice can clearly be heard on the video. They showed up hours later. They rigged my toilet and vacuumed up the water and emptied the water out of the light fixtures. They did not replace one thing. They did not offer to move or reimburse for none of the damage triggered or attempt to fix one single item within that time. The putrefied toilet is still in my unit.
They unjustly mistreated the entire incident and immediately after contacting XXX with such anger and days going by without anyone from maintenance returning to my unit the tiles on my floors starting bubbling up, the flooring became uneven, squeaky and dangerous and the smell just unbearable. I called management of XXX, XXX and requested a refund of all my money and to compensate my moving, I stated I was contacting the news. I called the director of Housing Authority. I made a threat to sue them.
It has been one incident after the next. Starting with repeated uncaused errors of the same letters being repeatedly positioned in my door that important papers and documents are missing from my file and if I don’t come to the office within a assured amount of time giving I will mislay my housing. I show up to the office each time only to be told “oh XXX we made a mistake it want happen again. We have everything we need and it happens again.
I get an additional letter threating to evict me. My gas is off. I am told to come to the office. I go there with all my bills and receipts as proof it was not of my negligence to XXX. After viewing each bill and receipt she states don’t worry about the notice just get it situated and go to the main utility office. I still had no heat in my unit and still paid $700.00 in the case they would still try to tweak a faulty eviction. The gas company has come and shut off the flames to my water heater twice because of gas leaks and changed the outside meter for me because of maintenance neglect. They also cautioned me and left two red tags for management asserting the dangerousness of that water heater and that it had flames that rolls out and burn. The gas company stated the severity that it can explode and injure my family. It is still in my unit.
My children and I had no heat for the winter from the central unit in my unit. My gas bill was so high from the use of an oven. I paid it. Finally we are in the month of July 2012. My children take medication that can kill them if exposed to a certain degree of heat. I take over 8 medications and my children over 6. It was so hot and unbearable in my unit I had to find one place after the next to go. I had to put in so many complaints until lastly management-XXX shows up to my unit and tell me they are going to purchase me a new unit. They only replace the outer unit. She asks me could I find somewhere to stay until they finish installing the unit. They did not move me or my children to a hotel or temporary housing. It was my sole responsibility to figure a way around which was rather sad considering the heat index outside and inside my unit. July 2012 maintenance came out again after the new unit was put in and after I had to call in again. Maintenance took the temperature at every vent and noted on the maintenance form that the air velocity upstairs was weak and on that form he stated to management a contractor needed to be sent in. I have the written copy.
To the date of this letter it is winter again and six months later January 2013 there has been no contractor, no unit transfer even though one was put in, there is still the mold from the water damage, still no heat upstairs. The list goes on and on. I have mentally disabled children one whom has been hospitalized over 30 times. I suffer from chronic severe day to day pain and take so much medication it’s a wonder I can function at all. Mentally and physically management-Housing Authority has sent me through a great ordeal and I can imagine if it has been done to my family then there are more. I have had enough.
I have been giving 13 days to vacate due to failure to pay rent. I have been told to ask you not to evict me. I will not ask of you to grant anymore suffering to me or my children. I will not ask of you anything accept the decency to allow me adequate time to find a place for me and my children to live and it cannot be did in 13 days. I will not stop until this is heard in court. You have caused me severe emotional and physical distress and I have had to move me and my children more than I have ever being a tenant of public housing. My children’s disability as well as my disability is of total disregard to this management and as a mother who deeply loves her children you will not keep conveyance upon me such despair. It is not your job that you are doing. You are disrupting lives for your own gratification.
Since moving here I have every receipt to prove that not only did I pay my rent. I often paid a many times over the amount to try to stay ahead. I always tried to not be behind. If I got the money order a day or two late after the seventh day I sent way over the late fees and the records will show you just credited my account over to the next month and I have never paid a late fee. I contribute none of the above statements as a cause for being late with my rent. I have always paid my rent to public housing. I have never been a problem. I go to college and have a very hard job of caring for mental disabled children’s along with my disabilities. This month my children had the flu. I got the flu and became very ill. I had stop taking my meds over the last few months and honestly forgot to pay my rent. I did pay not $68.00 but $70.00 on one money order and an additional $35 money order for the late fee. My record will show that I have paid management of my public housing unit the year I have been here. Public housing management is more concerned with a way to get rid of me instead of just giving me a warning to come up with a better payment solution. I have never been giving one warning concerning any problems with my rent since I have been here and yet I have been giving 13 days for me and my children to vacate. I have never been evicted. I feel humiliated and insulted. This eviction warrants more than just a grievance. Those were not words just on paper, that is someone’s life and that someone is a mother that has supported and taken care of two mentally disabled children on her own for an extensive time without any housing assistant from the government. Management of XXX has demonstrated that fair housing and the right to not be discriminated against or harassed is not a law of the government but a law they can ignore for any minor or giving reason they deemed adequate.
If taking the interval to assure a letter is drafted to end my lease due to violations in a 13 day period without any warnings, reprimands or any sort of notice. Look over my file and the evidence and asked: Is this about a late payment or the person that submitted the late payment. I will tell you this, it’s about my rights and my two mentally disabled children’s rights and they have been violated. Housing Authority employees are taking valuable property from these unfortunate families and when faced with the reality that they are about to get caught they are unjustly and with menace hurting the families and children’s with no regards to who it affects. It has affected me. This eviction is not about rent, it’s because of your personal endeavors. This letter is not about suing XXX for the return of monetary gain or all that I have had to endure over the previous year. This letter is to inform you I will be seeking legal action for the sake of my children, harassment and discrimination as well as others. I have a great support system and all documentation ready to present. * For accurate dates, times, photos, videos please contact and I will forward all information immediately. My lease expired 11-30-2012 at midnight. I was never giving another lease. I have never had a late fee payment charged even when I paid it. Pay close attention to each monthly rent invoice to collect rent instead it was credited and it reduced my next month’s rent.