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End large apartment complex discrimination against low income tenants
  • Petitioned All state congressmen and senators except MA, CT and MD

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All state congressmen and senators except MA, CT and MD

End large apartment complex discrimination against low income tenants

    1. Allen  Botnick
    2. Petition by

      Allen Botnick

      Durham, NC

I am a disabled person who was just given a section 8 voucher and I am being unfairly discriminated against by apartment complexes in Raleigh, NC who are seeking to not rent to low income people. Just this week I contacted eight apartment complexes advertising on Forrent.com. Five of the eight confirmed that they don't accept low income section 8 vouchers for the elderly or disabled while the remaining three didn't even bother to reply. Because North Carolina lacks a state law prohibiting apartment complexes from discriminating against the poor (Unlike MD, CT and MA), every complex discriminates by refusing them housing. The only complexes that take them are poor quality, high crime, overpriced low income housing with no amenities. The three states above have recognized that this discrimination is reprehensible and enacted these laws. This needs to be done in the remaining 47.

Some of the specific apartment management companies contacted who discriminate against low income section 8 tenants are:

  Trademark Properties.  Village of Pickwick in Raleigh, NC.

  Northland Investment Corporation.  Governor's Point in Raleigh, NC.

  Bennington Woods Apartments.  Cary, NY.

  Bell Apartment Living.  Walnut Creek.  Raleigh, NC.

  Cary Pines.   Cary, NC.

Please contact these companies and let them know that you disagree with this practice which harms the elderly and disabled.

After signing this petition write to your local state senator and congressmen and demand that they sponsor a bill to end discrimination against section 8 tenants by mandating a certain amount of units be available to them.

To:
All state congressmen and senators except MA, CT and MD
End large apartment complex discrimination against low income tenants

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    • Larry Schauff DIXON, IL
      • over 1 year ago

      People wouldn't need low income properties if the government would bring jobs back to the U.S.! NOW!

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    • Cynthia Scionti TAMPA, FL
      • over 1 year ago

      If the renter can afford the rent, they should be able to live there.

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    • Elaine Al Meqdad WILLOWBROOK, IL
      • over 1 year ago

      People need housing, Period!!!

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    • Carol Kemp NR COLCHESTER SUFFOLK UK, UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 1 year ago

      Caring and graciousness toward those less fortunate is something we all need to practice to make the world a better place! There but for the grace of God go I and all those fortunate people with good incomes and good health.

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    • Janice Sprow LOUISVILLE, KY
      • over 1 year ago

      People should not be discriminated against based on their income. You should check on laws regarding Disabled-- I am almost sure that they have to accomodate you in NC .

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