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Landlords skirt COVID-19 eviction bans, using intimidation and tricks to boot tenants 

 

Cash-strapped renters nationwide say their landlords tried to skirt COVID-19 eviction moratoriums by changing locks, removing trash containers so waste piled up and – in one case – attempting to unbolt the front door right off an apartment.

They told state attorneys general that they were kicked out of their homes after landlords accused them of violating tenant rules, like smoking cigarettes inside their units or failing to take the hitches off of their mobile homes.

Like Heidi Stach, who lost her job due to the pandemic and fell behind on rent, they assumed they were protected. But Stach says her landlord found an end-run to Wisconsin’s eviction ban: Instead of starting a court process, he sent her a notice to vacate this summer because he was not renewing her lease.

Landlords skirt COVID-19 eviction bans, using intimidation and tricks to boot tenants

Tags: $, Abuse, Environment, Eviction, Home, Homeless, Inhumanity, Lifestyle, Nobody Cares, Poverty, Power, Protection, Respect, Sacrifice, Self Interest, Struggling, Tragedy

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20-Nov-2020


Trailer Park Landlord Allegedly Threatened Tenants With Rent Hike If Biden Wins 

 

A Colorado landlord allegedly sent the tenants of his trailer park a letter warning of big rent increases if Joe Biden is elected president.

“Please understand IF Joe Biden is elected as our next President, everything you do and have to pay for will change completely,” the landlord of the Fort Morgan trailer park allegedly wrote, according to a letter obtained by Denver NBC station KUSA. “Everything will be increased. Like paying ALOT more in taxes, utilities, gasoline, groceries, new permits, fees and regulations…everything! This also means YOUR RENT will be increased to cover these expenses. Most likely, rent would DOUBLE in price!”

Trailer Park Landlord Allegedly Threatened Tenants With Rent Hike If Biden Wins

Landlords Challenge U.S. Eviction Ban and Continue to Oust Renters

Tags: $, Bullying, Community, Discrimination, Environment, Etiquette, Home, Homeless, Hostility, Interference, Politics, Poverty, Protection, Punishment, Racial Tension, Rent, Respect, Surge

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23-Oct-2020


After foot spotted hanging from grocery store ceiling, police find man living in the rafters 

 

A man who had been living in the rafters of a Raley's supermarket in Fernley, Nevada was arrested on Sept. 30 after employees noticed he had fallen through the ceiling, according to the Lyon County Sheriff's Office.

After foot spotted hanging from grocery store ceiling, police find man living in the rafters

Tags: Business, Crime, Environment, Food, Homeless, Lifestyle, Oops, Police, Prison, Theft, Weird

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17-Oct-2020


Santa Ana provides new data that Orange County is ‘dumping’ homeless 

 

Much of Orange County is transporting homeless people into Santa Ana, placing an unfair burden on that city to address the county’s homelessness crisis, city officials allege in court documents filed Monday.

The filing marks the city’s latest effort seeking legal relief over this issue. And this time, officials have some numbers and additional data that they hope will prove their point that many other cities in the county are “dumping” their homeless in Santa Ana.

“We now have better evidence that the county did not stop this practice. It’s just being done in other ways,” Santa Ana City Manager Kristine Ridge said.

Santa Ana officials and residents have long complained that they’ve become a dumping ground for the homeless.

Santa Ana officials said transfers from other communities have led to to a disproportionate number of homeless people in their city. From 2017 to 2019, homelessness in Orange County increased by 43 %; but in Santa Ana, homelessness increased by 77 %, according to the lawsuit. As of April 2019, more than 25 % of the county’s homeless lived in Santa Ana.

Santa Ana provides new data that Orange County is ‘dumping’ homeless

KKK Flag Displayed on White House Barn Outrages Tennessee Residents

'It's vile, but this is the new norm': Urinating woman is seen 'performing sex act on a man' on Upper West Side street as the upmarket neighborhood experiences surge in crime after Mayor de Blasio moved 13,000 homeless into the area

State regulators investigate Long Island bar that promoted a Super Bowl-style betting pool on whether Chicago or New York City would have more shootings on Labor Day weekend

Tags: Bar/Club, Business, Environment, Fear, Fighting Back, Gambling, Hate, Home, Homeless, Neighbor, Racism, Safety, Sex, Supremacy, Threat, Violence, Voting, Warning, Wealth

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03-Sep-2020


What Happened When Homeless Men Moved Into a Liberal Neighborhood 

 

The guests arrived at the Lucerne Hotel, two blocks from Central Park, carrying their belongings, stepping off buses and filling the hotel’s empty rooms, which typically cost more than $200 a night.

They were not tourists nor business travelers but residents of homeless shelters whom the city sent to the Lucerne to contain the spread of the coronavirus in the crowded shelter system. Over three days, 283 men moved into the hotel.

Their arrival has become a flash point and a test of values for the Upper West Side — a neighborhood with a reputation as one of the most liberal enclaves in New York and in the entire country.

One day after the men began moving into the Lucerne, on West 79th Street, a private Facebook group — Upper West Siders for Safer Streets — was created by residents who were up in arms. The group has more than 8,700 members.

Many commenters said the men menaced pedestrians, urinated and defecated on the street and used and sold drugs in the open.

In interviews, some longtime residents said the hotel’s conversion into a shelter had dimmed the quality of life and evoked memories of an era when the neighborhood was filled with single room occupancy hotels that helped fuel crime.

What Happened When Homeless Men Moved Into a Liberal Neighborhood

LI residents rally against plan to turn old hotel into homeless family shelter

Mayor Bill de Blasio moves dozens of homeless men into Brooklyn boutique hotels just days after vowing the end the controversial scheme that saw 13,000 vagrants housed in luxury Manhattan hotels

Navigation Center for Homeless Opens in Fullerton

Upper West Side residents threaten to sue Mayor Bill de Blasio if he doesn't move 13,000 homeless people out of the neighborhood amid soaring crime and violence

Tags: Backlash, Choices, Contamination, Coronavirus, Court, Environment, Family, Health, Homeless, Neighbor, Safety, Sharing, Vandalism, Violence, Wealth

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27-Aug-2020


Renters Are Being Forced From Their Homes Despite Eviction Moratoriums Meant to Protect Them 

 

Millions of people in America are under shelter-in-place orders requiring them to stay home whenever possible, but a growing number don’t have that luxury. Their landlords are kicking them out for not paying the rent, despite moratoriums on evictions in more than 30 states and dozens of cities.

Some landlords change the locks when tenants are out. Others cut off power or utilities, or let themselves into tenants’ apartments and throw their stuff onto the street. Landlords also take the doors off the hinges if tenants won’t leave, says George Donnelly, an attorney at The Public Interest Law Center in Philadelphia. In most cases, experts say, the evictions are illegal, since landlords are required to go through the courts to evict tenants, and most courts are not currently processing eviction orders. In addition, sheriffs or marshals, not landlords, are supposed to enforce eviction orders, including supervising removal companies to carry away a tenant’s belongings if the renter refuses to leave.

Time

There’s Been a Spike in People Dying at Home in Several Cities. That Suggests Coronavirus Deaths Are Higher Than Reported.

Tags: $, All Rights, Backlash, Coronavirus, Death, Environment, Family, Health, Home, Homeless, Justice, Medical, Mental Health, Parental Burden, Poverty, Rejection, Rent, Safety, Statistics, Struggling, Survival, Threat, Treatment, Unity, Vulnerable

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15-Apr-2020


Should Homeless Shelters Serve Only Vegan Food? 

 

Serving plant-based meals in shelters would alleviate health concerns about serving animal products to vulnerable people. Evidence is growing for the many health benefits of plant-based diets, and organizations like schools and hospitals are making the switch (and making the news for it). Last year, New York passed a law requiring that all state hospitals offer a plant-based option at every meal. The American College of Cardiology is encouraging every hospital in the country to follow suit. A shelter’s decision about what types of meals to serve should be made by consensus, one that includes the members of society who require the shelter’s services. Food-insecure people are especially vulnerable to adverse health effects; it’s important that they, too, have access to nutritious fare.

Sentient Media

Tags: Campaign, Choices, Environment, Exclusivity, Food, Homeless, Lifestyle, Poverty, Privilege, Treatment

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07-Apr-2020


Homeless centers say they have been forced to shut in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19 

 

NEW YORK, March 23 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The coronavirus is causing the closure of homeless centers across the United States, putting LGBT+ people without housing at increased risk of suicide, health complications or hate crimes, according to homelessness experts.

Homeless centers said they have been forced to shut their doors in order to follow safety precautions over social distancing as enforced by international governments and health organizations.

There are about 10,000 shelters for homeless people in the United States with an estimated 250 LGBT+ centers, largely in metropolitan areas, according to The National Coalition for the Homeless, a network of homelessness advocates.

There are currently no estimates on the exact number of shelters closed in recent weeks due to the coronavirus outbreak.

TRF News

Tags: All Rights, Contagion, Coronavirus, Environment, Homeless, Humanity, LGBTQ, Lifestyle, Neglect, Privilege, Responsibility, Safety, Support, Threat

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23-Mar-2020


‘I Think People Will Starve.’ Experts Are Worried About the Hundreds of Thousands Who Could Lose Food Stamps Come April 

 

Kate Maehr’s job is about to get a lot harder. Maehr runs a food bank that’s part of a network distributing nearly 200,000 meals around Chicago every day. But last year, official unemployment figures for Cook County, where Chicago is located, improved. As a result, some 50,000 residents are at risk of losing their benefits from the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), better known as food stamps.

With so many people getting less help from the government, Maehr knows they will turn to her charity for help. What she doesn’t know is if she’ll be able to feed them. “We don’t have the ability to all of a sudden replace all of those meals that people will lose,” says Maehr, executive director and CEO of the Greater Chicago Food Depository. “I guess in my heart of hearts, the thing that keeps me up at night is that I think people will starve.”

Time

Tags: $, Charity, Environment, Food, Health, Homeless, Hostility, Illness, Inhumanity, Interference, Investment, Judgment, Lifestyle, New World Order, Parental Burden, Policy, Politics, Punishment, Safety, Threat, Treatment

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14-Feb-2020


The Number of Homeless Students Now Matches the Entire Population of New Hampshire 

 

The number of homeless students nationwide has more than doubled in 15 years to a new high of 1.5 million in the 2017-18 school year, according to data released from the National Center for Homeless Education last week.

For context, that means there are as many homeless students in America as there are people living in New Hampshire — if not more.

The big question is why — which is complicated by the fact that student homelessness is measured differently than homelessness among the adult population, and still considered a vast undercount.

Vice

Tags: Activism, All Rights, Awareness, Charity, Development, Education, Environment, Health, Homeless, Neglect, Overpopulation, Parental Burden, Politics, Responsibility, Safety, Study, Youth

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04-Feb-2020


Homeless People Are Facing More Punishments For Existing, Report Finds 

 

“There is no comprehensive data on the extent of criminal justice debt owed by poor people, but experts estimate that these fines amount to billions of dollars,” the report found. “These fines, if unpaid, can result in incarceration, even though so-called debtor’s prisons have been ruled unconstitutional by the U.S. Supreme Court.”

It’s a financial loss for cities, too, the report argued. Studies in multiple municipalities have found that governments save money when they help house homeless people instead of spending money to incarcerate them or hospitalize them with conditions linked to living unsheltered.

Huffpost

Supreme Court lets stand ruling that protects homeless who sleep on sidewalk

Tags: $, Abuse, All Rights, Court, Environment, Exclusivity, Gentrification, Homeless, Hostility, Inhumanity, Judgment, Mental Health, Overpopulation, Safety, Saving The Environment!, Survival, Treatment

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16-Dec-2019


Officers Open Fire On Dogs 'Tearing Apart', Dragging Homeless Man On Street 

 

Officers from the Philadelphia Police department opened fire on dogs to stop them from attacking a homeless person in Hunting Park. The attack happened early on Monday morning at the intersection of 6th and Tioga.

Carmen Velasquez, a neighbor, claimed she heard him screaming for assistance in Spanish and saw the dogs on top of him literally tearing him apart.

Surveillance cameras caught the incident and showed video of two dogs biting and dragging the 54-year-old man.

The attack apparently lasted more than 5 minutes involving a pit bull, and a bullmastiff estimated to be 100 pounds.

Velasquez claimed he could not escape despite the attempts to chase the dogs.

ibtimes

Tags: Animals, Attack, Breeding, Environment, Homeless, Mauling, Nature, Safety, Violence

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27-Aug-2019


Rise in homeless numbers prompts outrage and alarm across L.A. County 

 

Most nights, Jeremias Ortiz has to shoo away homeless people who sleep and panhandle outside his restaurant, El Salvadoreño in Duarte.

The men and women living in the parking lot are bad for his business, but as their ranks swell, it has become a fact of life — as has cleaning up broken glass, urine and feces.

“They don’t have a place to put [homeless people] in this area. I think it’s where all the problems start.” Local officials, Ortiz said, “are just ignoring the people’s needs.”

According to the latest point-in-time count released Tuesday, the number of homeless people in the San Gabriel Valley jumped 17% from 4,282 in 2018 to 5,021 this year — the second largest bump in Los Angeles County. The largest was on the Westside, up 19% from 4,401 homeless people in 2018 to 5,223 this year. Both outpaced the overall increase of 12% across the county.

LA Times

Tags: All Rights, Environment, Exclusivity, Gentrification, Health, Homeless, Inhumanity, Overpopulation, Politics, Poverty, Privilege, Responsibility, Treatment, Waste

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05-Jun-2019


Justices reject B&B owner who denied room to gay couple 

 

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday left in place Hawaii court rulings that found a bed and breakfast owner violated the state's anti-discrimination law by refusing to rent a room to a lesbian couple.

The justices rejected an appeal from Aloha Bed & Breakfast owner Phyllis Young, who argued that she should be allowed to turn away gay couples because of her religious beliefs.

"Mrs. Young will rent a bedroom in her home to anyone, including those who are LGBT, but will not rent to any romantic partners other than a husband and wife," her attorney, James Hochberg, said in a statement. "This kind of governmental coercion should disturb every freedom-loving American no matter where you stand on marriage."

ABC News

A transitional home forced out a lesbian couple, citing their Catholic funding

Tags: All Rights, Backlash, Business, Environment, Exclusivity, Gay Rights, Home, Homeless, Homophobia, Judgment, Lesbian, Politics, Relationships, Religion, Respect, Travel, Treatment

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19-Mar-2019


Medieval Diseases Are Infecting California’s Homeless 

 

Jennifer Millar keeps trash bags and hand sanitizer near her tent, and she regularly pours water mixed with hydrogen peroxide on the sidewalk nearby. Keeping herself and the patch of concrete she calls home clean is a top priority.

But this homeless encampment off a Hollywood freeway ramp is often littered with needles and trash and soaked in urine. Rats occasionally scamper through, and Millar fears the consequences.

Infectious diseases—some that ravaged populations in the Middle Ages—are resurging in California and around the country, and are hitting homeless populations especially hard.

The Atlantic

At least 10 diagnosed with mumps at Temple University

An Unvaccinated Boy Got Tetanus And It Cost Over $800,000 To Save His Life

One New York City student with measles sickened 21 people amid outbreak

It's not just measles: Tetanus, Mumps and other vaccine-preventable diseases are still in the US

Mumps, other outbreaks force U.S. detention centers to quarantine over 2,000 migrants

Tags: Clean, Disease, Education, Environment, Health, Hellmouth, Homeless, Lifestyle, Nature, Parental Burden, Safety, Saving The Environment!, Survival, Terraforming, Vaccine, World, Youth

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10-Mar-2019




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