I live in subsidized apartments (HUD pays a portion of my rent which is income based) I am being harassed by a the head maintenance man, who’s wife works in the offices of the company who manages my apartments. I have been accused of maintenance neglect that was there prior to my moving in. I did not pass inspection this year, I received a list of things that needed to be done that were already done. I am suffering from a broken back and very low income. In spite of my pain I keep up my place fairly well. I cannot afford car insurance or to register my vehicle and it is Christmas. I was given 10 days to remedy these problems or my kids and i will be evicted. And I was told to remove the car off the property immediately. I have no idea what to do. I over heard the maintenance man say that he was in my apartment taking pictures (without written notice) of my portable washing machine, which i need because i am unable to carry clothes to be cleaned. So, he knew just where to find it in my closet during inspection and report it to management. I understand following the rules, but why can’t an exception be made because of my back? i have no one else to help me! And I am told in my letter that I must do the repairs needed on my apartment at a cost to me. I do not know what to do, but would appreciate an advocate. I am so afraid of becoming homeless before Christmas. And I’m afraid to fight with this management out of fear of them using more against me to evict me. I’m trying so hard. I just need help.
This was managements inspection to make sure things are in order for HUD. HUD is supposed to randomly choose apartments later this month to inspect. So management is pinning maintenance issues on me that are not my doing.
my back is broken and i do have medical documentation. I make $ 500 dollars a month which is why i am already sweating Christmas. I do have many other bills including medical…there is no income based car insurance, it is simply not in my budget and i have no other alternatives. I am not an excuse maker, just everything is crashing down on me at once and i feel trapped and hopeless. I appreciate all the advice given…thank you.