To stop being harassed in public housing for being gay, hiv positive.
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Hiv positive affected disabled couple being systematically, cruelly harassed and threatened with eviction by untrained, violating staff who think it's fine they are called faggots in Beneva Oaks Apartments/ Goodwill Housing/public housing.
There have been many allegations of sexual harassment by the staff members using threats and intimidation to cover it up.
One person , who was bullied into leaving, was actually WORKING. Allegedly multiple staff members LIED ,telling this person she made too much and therefore owed them thousands of dollars on back rent if they stayed. This client was lied to, and made to be homeless. The numbers speak for themselves. The staff has refused to accept their errors once exposed.
Others have been threatened with eviction over accommodations with their service or support animals.
Non Christian clients, who use candles or incense to worship, have been told to stop their religious practice or face eviction.
There was a fire in the building , on the third floor in May 2014. The smoke damage was extensive, and several apartments were gutted. The staff immediately changed rugs in common areas, but refused to replace other affected apartments' rugs. Many people are still living with smoke filled rugs .The management keeps telling these clients there is NO MONEY TO replace THEIR carpets.
People who have spoken up for themselves have received threatening, phone calls and letters from management. Disabled people being told they will be homeless if they say anything else.
Hiv+ clients have been told to stop clearing their throats, spitting, in the bushes in the community garden due to "health concerns"
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