Discrimination

Exploitative Financial Scheme that Fueled America's Racist Housing Legacy Makes a Modern Comeback

Investigators in New York will probe the resurgence of a dangerous housing finance practice that was historically used to target low-income black families who dreamed of owning their own home, the state’s Department of Financial Services announced Monday.

Investigators have sent subpoenas to at least four separate companies that are helping drive a boom in a long-dormant alternative to a traditional mortgage, the Wall Street Journal reports.

D'Carlo

There have been on numerous accounts situations where the landlord has entered my premises without notification, and there have been situations where landlord has been notified of excruciating noise coming from apartment upstairs and has not been rectified. Also, inquiring on if landlord would be willing to accept section 8 vouchers, he was adamantly opposed to such idea.

Cilicia

Me and my 5 year old son had a week left on our stay at the homeless shelter. I had to find a place asap. I drove by my old apartment complex and noticed unit #1 was vacant. We got the apt and moved in. Same landlord so I felt ok even though the apt was in terrible shape. It needed a make over. My landlord instructed me to contact the maintenance man and have him start repairs. 11 days in.....nothing. So I wrote out a letter stating what needed to be done asap. He fixed the broken tile in tub and replaced my broken bedroom window. He tried fixing other windows with glue. Bad idea.

Cilicia

Me and my 5 year old son had a week left on our stay at the homeless shelter; I had to find a place asap.
 
I drove by my old apartment complex and noticed unit #1 was vacant. We got the apartment and moved in. Same landlord so I felt ok even though the apartment was in terrible shape; it needed a make over. My landlord instructed me to contact the maintenance man and have him start repairs. 11 days in.....nothing.
 

Alexsis C. Beach & Rachel Lederman, Attorneys

Small community law firm with offices in the Mission District of San Francisco and in downtown Oakland. We represent tenants in affirmative lawsuits against landlords for bad housing conditions / habitability, wrongful eviction, lockout, fires, injuries, discrimination, and harassment. Free consultation provided.

For contact information go to http://www.sfbla.com/contact-us/ and submit a request.  

 

Jacqueline

I am a disabled resident and a senior citizen in residency at the Gateview HOA since 2004; the HOA through its several Managers and via certain of our Security, including the Albany Police; have taken me through wrongful/retaliatory evictions five times under color of law WITHOUT CAUSE; during my residency I have been the victim of hate violence; assault; threats; harassment and retaliation for my status as a protected individual under the ADA; the Disabled Person; The Rehabilitation and the Unruh Civil Rights Acts; there are many barriers prohibiting disabled seniors and disabled persons;

Cole

landlord continually stops by to adjust timer for yard sprinklers. threatened evictions for not having lawnmower or rack, told him hired guy to do lawn, had to meet him to tell him how he wanted grass - I'm paying for svc. I pay water, new ordinance water twice weekly, landlord changed timer and put lock on box - he watering 3 times a week. reported to code compliance. now wants to come over & put low flow shower heads. he stops by every 2-3 weeks. we have no peace in the home we rent. I have IBS, I was out on disability due to stress he caused.

Thomas

got behind on rent, mobile home park filed UD. I answered. went to court on 6/30 made a stipulated agreement I was to pay $2000. down and $900 on top of rent until, back rent paid, started on 7/15 and th 15th of the month until paid $4300 owed in back rent and $1800 attorneys fees and court costs. I gave them $4500 in the 1st two weeks. on 7/15 plaintiff received 800 INSTEAD OF THE AGREED 900 FROM An agreed upon third party some kind of clerical error I was not aware of and never told.

JESSICA

A domestic crime victim and daughter a crime victim herself after reporting landlord sued because i had to relocate for our safety and Landlord has now taken all of our basic living resources even my disables daughter benefits and haven found anyone to help

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