• Water and Sewage Exemption for Elderly and Disabled
    Most disabled and elderly residents live on a fixed income, below poverty level, and have no additional savings. Almost 15% of residents in DeKalb County live in poverty.
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    Created by Patti Melissa O'Shields
  • Sabra Property Management: Don't Evict Elizabeth!
    My name is Elizabeth, and I am an autistic woman who has been living at the Avenida North apartments since 2017. I volunteer with the Georgia Reptile Society, Fernbank Museum, Marietta Tree Keepers, and the local community garden. Having this housing has enabled me to achieve the highest level of independence and mental stability I've ever had in my life. Unfortunately, the property was bought in early 2022 by Sabra Property Management (who are funded by Readycap Commercial, an out-of-state investment firm and competitors of the notorious BlackRock). Sabra have been aggressively gentrifying and displacing people to the point that most of the complex is sitting vacant and has been for months. However they still filed eviction proceedings against me due to my lease expiring and their refusal to accept housing vouchers. I currently have no guarenteed place to go despite exhaustive searching and will be made homeless if the eviction goes through. As an autistic woman with mental illness, this is terrifying given the statistics of homelessness for people like me, and could destroy a lifetime of progress on my mental health and independence. April is Autism Awareness Month, so people need to be aware of serious issues facing autistic adults like me. GA has no ban on source of income discrimination, which harms disabled people who pay rent with housing vouchers and is why Sabra is evicting me. They've already thrown other vulnerable disabled and mentally ill people from their homes in order to gentrify the property, including a woman who told me her plan was to buy a tent and live behind the local Walmart. I need all the help I can get, as do all disabled and mentally ill metro Atlanta residents currently suffering and being displaced in this unprecedented affordable housing crisis.
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    Created by Elizabeth Hillis
  • No More Mold and Hazardous Conditions, Jonesboro Tenants Deserve Better!
    We need your support so we can fight hazardous living conditions across Jonesboro, GA. From health hazards such as mold caused by leaks, to unresolved issues and failure to repair appliances, to poor communication from management, tenants across Jonesboro are suffering. We need the community to come together and support our efforts as the Neighbors In Unity Tenants Association.
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    Created by CASA Georgia
  • Vidalia’s Unfair Renting Practices
    Because the blatant discrimination and cruel treatment of the melanated people in this community are so obvious.
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    Created by Pamela Hudson
  • Dekalb’s Water Debt Crisis: Fight for our Right to Water
    Resident’s have been fighting against Dekalb county’s unbelievable water for over seven years. These improper bills affect parents, children, and elders. The entirety of Dekalb county feels the burden of Dekalb Water Managements’ mismanagement. The CEO and Finance Department have a choice: 1. Collecting potentially erroneous bills that were never proven accurate by a defined process, spending more time and resources on the County, and putting residents in dire financial conditions. 2. Wiping the slate clean so residents can move forward without fear of losing access to affordable water and ultimately housing. We can all agree that option two is what is fair and what Dekalb County residents need. “They told me they were going to cut off my water. I’m an old woman, by myself, and you’re going to cut my water? I am afraid to take a bath.” -Aielee Peebles, 95 year old resident with high bill “Dealing with a water bill of over $8,000 is just traumatic. Who in the world can pay over 8-grand for a water bill that I know is absolutely not true.” Randy Shute, Dekalb resident with cancer who is struggling to pay medical bills. Dekalb co. cut my house’s water supply and took the meter away. My parents were living in my house and they don't speak any english. After CBS aired my story the County said ‘Here’s how it is: instead of $5,000, you pay $3,600. We’re not going to put back the meters.’ They are the mafia of water management. - Mai Brewer, Dekalb Resident
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    Created by Dekalb Water Watch
  • Makowsky Ringel Greenberg (MRG) Needs To Be Investigated NOW!
    In 2022, there is a lack of affordable housing especially in Memphis. There is little to no affordable housing that is actually safe and habitable and not a nightmare to live in. A large part of that reason is because of this company. Makowsky Ringel Greenberg is one of the largest corporate landlords (slumlords) in Memphis. They are keeping people in the cycle of poverty by putting them into these positions and then robbing them as they leave. This company also runs their own debt collection agency (Absolute Recovery Services), which has multiple reports of harrassment. Once people do escape their slumlord run properties they are hindered by the excessive greed and illegal practices by this company. This petition sends a message to slumlords that business practices that put profit ahead of the safety and wellbeing of their tenants will not be tolerated in the District or the City of Memphis. It is structural racism and classism. It is the most obvious and direct example of corporate greed that destroys communities and continues the cycle of poverty.
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    Created by Paige Lemen
  • Housing Justice for Indian Lake
    We the tenants of the Indian Lake Apartment complex have been subjected to poor conditions and criminally negligent management. Many of us are dealing with mold, fire and electrical hazards, pests, and pathway obstructions. These dangerous conditions make the complex a poor living environment, especially for our children, our elders, and our disabled community. In some cases, these conditions have resulted in hospitalizations. When trying to address these problems with management their reactions have ranged from apathy to outright hostility. They have gone as far as threatening to evict us if we speak out about these conditions. In addition, though many of us cannot find housing elsewhere, management consistently raises both rent and fees while not providing additional services or fixing pre-established issues with our units. Many of us cannot relocate, yet our rent and additional fees have increased. Despite this, management has not provided additional services to correspond with the increase in the cost of living or addressed pre-established property issues such as the ones mentioned above. The administration of Indian Lake, run by Elon Management, has been using a vast system of bureaucracy in order to distance themselves from the suffering they are responsible for. Property management deflects the burden of responsibility for the well-being of the tenants onto the higher levels of administration at Elon. When we inevitably find no success in contacting these people, management acts like their hands are tied behind their back as they increase rents. Elon Management and more specifically their executive VP of their southwest properties, Warren Sander, must be held accountable for the poor conditions at Indian Lake. They cannot be allowed to silently sit back while we suffer and have our finances vampirically drained, all with the threat of unjust eviction hanging over our heads. Elon and Warren Sander must act now in order to save their tenants from their phlegmatic cruelty.
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  • HUD: Take action to improve conditions for Millennia tenants!
    Millennia is one of the largest owners and operators of HUD project-based section 8 housing in the country. It manages over 30,000 units across the country, most of which receive some type of federal subsidy. On a daily basis, tenants in Millennia complexes deal with neglected maintenance requests, dangerous living conditions, and disrespect from property staff. In some complexes, tenants who speak out or attempt to organize around these issues face retaliation. Millennia tenants have had enough. We are a collective of Millennia tenants, community organizers, lawyers, and allies. We recognize that Millennia is only able to get away with its behavior because HUD allows it. For years, HUD has failed to hold Millennia accountable to its responsibility to provide safe, decent and sanitary housing.
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    Created by Millennia Resistance Campaign
  • The people vs Bristol Creek Apartments
    Our property and lives have been threatened due to our apartments neglect. They refuse to make necessary changes, such as not fixing cameras or the entry and exit gates. These are services we pay for in our leases that have now caused financial loss, pain and suffering, as well as fear for our safety.
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    Created by Payton Pryor
  • City and State Lawmakers: Defend the Right to Housing in Atlanta and Georgia!
    Georgians are being priced and bought out of our cities. Over the past several months, Housing Justice League has noticed worsening trends that are impacting who is able to live and own land in and around Atlanta. Corporations are buying out our neighborhoods. It is becoming less and less common to find a house owned by a person. In 2021, investors bought well over one third of the houses that were for sale in the predominantly Black neighborhoods south and southwest of downtown Atlanta. In some zip codes, the rate of purchase by investors was over 50 percent. Since January 2020, rents in metro Atlanta have increased by 28.2% on average. Meanwhile, the wages of working class people have not significantly increased in decades. Housing is a necessity. However, our governments at all levels allow the housing market to be treated as a game of poker that rakes in wealth for the ultra-rich. A safe and sanitary place to live should be treated as a human right, guaranteed for all. Not a commodity to be bought, sold and priced based on the desires of wealthy institutions.
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  • Justice for Royal Oaks Tenants
    Royal Oaks is located in the Greenbriar neighborhood of Southwest Atlanta and is owned by Prosperity Capital Partners Real Estate (PCPRE) which is based in Florida. The company has about $250 million in assets and owns 18 apartment complexes across parts of Georgia and Florida. Royal Oaks tenants face major safety hazards and health consequences due to PCPRE’s failure to maintain their properties. Royal Oaks tenants face extremely hazardous conditions as several of the buildings are visibly collapsing or have been hit with severe flooding where water has risen above the front doors on the ground level. One of the buildings has sat inoperable and vacant since 2004. Tenants are now facing rent increases of around $400 before any improvements are made. Tenants are facing numerous issues including holes in walls and ceilings, black mold, infestations, no outdoor lighting, and black water and other plumbing issues. There is also a lack of fire extinguishers and broken smoke detectors. Residents have reported multiple fires including electrical fires and an absence of hydrants for the Fire Department to properly put out fires. Tenants deal with an unresponsive management team that does nothing besides take their rent. Despite spending no money on improvements, PCPRE has recently decided to raise rents by hundreds of dollars.
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    Created by Natalie McLaughlin
  • Bankhead Tenants Demand Justice from Their Landlord After Abuse, Neglect, and Illegal Evictions
    Prado, Teari, CJ, and Duerell are all residents of a Bankhead rooming house. They are parents, workers, and students just trying to live their lives. But their landlord, Vladimy Moise, has forced them to live in horrific conditions for months by neglecting basic maintenance and allowing the property to fall apart. Now, he is attempting to illegally evict all of them so that he can sell the property. With housing prices rising on the west side, slumlords like Vladimy are exploiting black, working-class tenants who have nowhere else to go. The conditions that these tenants have endured in the home are unimaginable. In the basement, there is a huge puddle of raw sewage from the septic tank, creating a horrific odor throughout the house. One tenant, CJ, cannot even flush their toilet. When the heater is on, the air in the house becomes nearly unbreathable, and tenants suspect a gas leak. As a result of the air quality, they have been sleeping without heat and with open windows. Vladimy's horrific neglect of basic maintenance has caused several of the tenants to experience health problems, including difficulty breathing. Vladimy has already taken several illegal actions in attempt to evict these tenants. He threw tenants' belongings to the street, changed the locks, cut off the electricity, and destroyed appliances. Many of their belongings were stolen or broken once they were thrown to the curb. One tenant, Teari, lost hundreds of dollars of clothes including a brand new pair of $200 shoes. Several of the tenants had even paid for the whole month's rent, only for Vladimy to kick them out before the month was over. Duerell was getting a degree online when Vladimy illegally evicted him. Afterwards, Duerell was forced to sleep in his car rather than in the room that he paid for; without wifi, he had to withdraw from school for the semester. Although the tenants have now returned to the home, they cannot cook or refrigerate food due to the intentional sabotage of the stove and refrigerator. Prado, Teari, CJ and Duerell are just ordinary people trying to live their lives. But slumlords like Vladimy don't see tenants as people; they see them as sources of profit to be exploited, abused, and disposed of. These tenants are fighting back against slumlords' greedy and evil ways; when tenants stand up for their rights to live with dignity and without exploitation, we must stand with them!
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