Inhabitable Living Conditions in Isla Vista

Inhabitable Living Conditions in Isla Vista

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Verenise De La Cruz started this petition to The Health Department and

In Isla Vista, there are thousands of students who move in annually for the academic year and end up paying outrageous prices for an outdated property that is overpriced because of the high housing demand and prime beach location. With these high prices, one would expect nothing less than livable conditions. Unfortunately, thanks to the management companies of Isla Vista, a habitable living space for college students is a privilege not a right (even though the law states otherwise). Management companies, like Wolfe and Associates, Meridian, IVLL, and Kamap, take advantage of the fact that most students may not know their rights. Students live in the properties of Isla Vista for such a short period at a time that it is nearly impossible to seek legal action within their time there. Many decide to not take action because of the time consumption it would take from their already demanding academic schedules. This leaves management companies in Isla Vista with the freedom to continue to take advantage of students. 

In order to tackle the issue of housing insecurities effectively, we plan to use the leadership skills of inspiring a shared vision, challenging the practice, and enabling others to act. The majority of our group members have lived in these inhabitable conditions which consisted of a wide range of issues including infestation, exposure to mold, structural collapses, leaks, etc. These issues would never be tolerated if the tenants were not desperate college students in a rush to find a place to live. We believe no one should have to worry about their living conditions or the fear of getting kicked out for asking their tenants to resolve an issue. Adequate housing is one of the basic needs for living and students do not need this added stress to their lives.

Please sign our petition in order to help students live in safe conditions. Signing this petition will put pressure on the Isla Vista management companies to do a better job in resolving the present issues that students face when moving into rental properties so that the future students of Isla Vista no longer need to accept these as ‘part of living in IV’.

 

 

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