Coronavirus Rent and Mortgage
Petition to Mayor Kate Gallego
Support adding shelter beds for people experiencing homelessness in our community.
During the past five years, more than 10,000 individuals were assisted with permanent housing by the Human Services Campus (HSC) which also leads a network of 20 coordinated entry points for single adults in the Valley. In 2019, more than 4,000 individuals accessed services at the other access points and did not come to the Human Services Campus. But even if they did, where would they sleep? One of the biggest challenges is a lack of shelter beds. And, we know that a shelter bed is among the first vital steps to connect people to services to help them off the streets. Expanded regional solutions are the ultimate goal, but we can’t wait. And neither can the 800-1000 people on the campus every day. Men and women living on the streets right now need and want help and people are dying while they wait. Sign this petition to support this critical first step in addressing homelessness in our community.
Petition to President of Marist College
Allow International Marist Students to Stay on Campus
Prior to the outbreak of COVID-19, 150 Marist students who were not capable of returning home were allowed to remain on campus. As of today, March 25, 2020, Marist has given these students two days to pack up their belongings and leave the campus. Not only is this an unbelievably insufficient amount of time to give students to pack up their lives here and leave campus, but Marist is failing to recognize that many of these students may not be financially able to leave campus and live on their own or even have a home to go. With the number of countries enacting travel bans increasing, students financially able to leave still may be unable to travel to their homes. In special cases where students can travel home, their countries are requiring testing for COVID-19. However, not only are tests limited, but they are expensive and are not in centralized locations easily accessible to students. Marist has assured those living on campus that they will be escorted off of campus if they do not comply. If a student has nowhere to go where will they stay? If a student doesn't have money for food how will they eat? How will they be able to attend online classes that begin on Monday? Asking these students to leave campus is not only going to be emotionally and mentally taxing, but it will also take a toll on their studies and their academic life. The administration is claiming that this decision is in the best interest of students and staff, but leaving the students with nowhere to go and no resources available is clearly not in anyone’s best interest. It goes to show that Marist will happily take tuition money FOR HOUSING of their students while leaving them homeless. Please sign this petition so we can reach out to President Murray saying that you do not stand for what is happening to our fellow Marist foxes!! If you are currently living on campus and need help please contact Roda Mohammed (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Petition to Tim Walz
Suspend Rent, Mortgage, Utility Payments, until the Coronavirus Pandemic is Under Control
To Minnesota Governor Tim Walz:COVID-19 has been classified as a global pandemic by the World Health Organization. Minnesota has at least 54 cases statewide that we know of. State and federal officials are encouraging people who feel sick to stay home, but many workers already struggle to make rent or mortgage payments. We call for a suspension of all rent, mortgage, and utility payments for two full months to allow people to take care of themselves, their loved ones, and the community. It is time to choose people first and choose to ensure the People stay healthy.
Petition to Gavin Newsom
Mortgage & Tax Deferment/Relief for Property Owners During Coronavirus Crisis
To our Governor, United States and State Senators and Representatives, Mayors of all California cities, City Council Members and County Supervisors: PRAY! To those of you who pray, we hereby ask you to pray to God for wisdom and understanding; for help in reacting and asking others to react properly to the coronavirus and the housing crisis; for a good and accurate understanding of the needs of those who consume housing and those who provide housing, as well as those who provide services through their small businesses. As our President has requested, pray, pray and pray! Petition As a result and only because of recent laws and orders that have been put into effect, the undersigned do hereby petition you to do all you can to immediately support a twelve-month mortgage, utilities and tax moratorium. We urgently implore you to pay the rent for all tenants that the government classifies being eligible to stay and not pay! Wrong Solutions Please consider that the government’s current solutions (laws and orders) to this virus may be worse than the problem. Have we transformed a virus crisis into a social and economic crisis, with consequences more severe than the virus itself? Could our reaction to this virus cause a severe recession or even a depression? We do know that suspending evictions will create a more severe housing crisis. When people lose their income from their business and/or their job, they can, and many will, also lose their homes, cars, marriages, and their health. They not only cannot pay the rent, they can’t put food on the table for their kids. Neither can housing be provided for very long without rental income. “Society and friends” will not take care of them or us – i.e. witness the homeless. Think About This Would you pass a new law that would allow our needy citizens to go into a grocery store, fill up their carts, check out, and then walk out without paying? Oh, don’t forget they will be required to pay the full amount for that grocery bill when they go back to work. A six-month repayment plan will be worked out. Sure! Let’s Not Be Gullible Anyone who thinks these currently needy citizens will pay for those groceries or past due rent at a later date was born yesterday. They will now just move on and buy their food from a different grocery store! You can just hear them saying, “That food was free. I had no savings or extra money then and I do not have it now. How do they expect me to pay for that free food and rent either now OR later?” Why Have You Done This to Us? This is exactly what you have allowed to happen to the rental housing industry that was already in a “crisis”. Laws have been passed that allow renters to walk into a privately-owned building, live in and enjoy the apartment, and ring up a huge bill for back rent that they will never be able to pay. Even if they were allowed to spread out the payments over a ten-year period, our experience has proven that they will just choose not to pay the housing provider. That is a proven fact! Experienced housing providers know this to be true. It seems that inexperienced politicians do not have this knowledge or do not care. We ask you to care. Let government pay their rent. Better yet, allow us to take care of our renters without your interference in our business. We have done a pretty good job in the past without your laws that continue to drive up the cost of housing! We do thank you for exempting property management from the stay-at-home rules and recognizing housing providers as essential. This will help solve the housing crisis. Change the Eviction Laws? The eviction laws were already badly flawed and have now been changed to give an excuse to even rich tenants not to pay their legally due rent. Many renters have money in the bank or can borrow from family or friends. Housing providers are not in the lending business! The government should loan the rent money to tenants, not the housing providers who are already doing their part. All taxpayers normally pay for this type of welfare. Individual Financial Burden Please consider that this financial burden should not be passed on to only individual housing providers who, for many years, have already solved a large portion of the housing crisis. Many housing providers also live from paycheck to paycheck, or from monthly rental income. How about a moratorium on our property taxes? Bills have to paid; like the mortgage, utilities, insurance, maintenance, manager, gardener, trash, painter, plumber, electrician, and on and on. Who do you think will pay these people when the rent is not paid? In addition, many owners are still paying for the soft story earthquake retrofits. This can amount from $50,000 to hundreds of thousands of dollars that are now being paid (in addition to all the other bills!) Have mercy! Consider a twelve-month delay in requiring this work to be completed. Please Take Immediate Action We are in the business of providing housing and keeping our renters happy. We know we have to share the burden of this virus. Help us out! Pass a moratorium so that we can defer our mortgage payments, property taxes and utility bills and then we can defer the rent for the renters who need our help. We’re asking that Government share the burden and allow housing providers to also defer our expenses. Please Consider: Reinstituting laws that require rental payments to be paid when owed to any individual housing provider. Have the government loan housing consumers the money or pay their rent for them instead of putting the whole burden on individual housing providers. OR, pass a moratorium on expenses that owners are required to pay so we can pass on the benefits to our housing consumers. Better yet, allow our old American Economic System of Free Enterprise to work and together we can solve this problem, along with getting rid of all the panic and fear that the news media has generated. Prayer Pledge Those of us who pray hereby pledge to you to pray for our tenants, political leaders, those affected by the virus, and other disease(s) that are taking even more lives, healthcare workers and the homeless. Leadership Needed With your leadership, commitment to the housing industry and immediate actions of fairness, we look forward to serving our customers and being a huge part of the solution for our housing crisis. Thank you for your consideration. DONATE TO AOA POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE A lot of people are asking how they can donate to the AOA Political Action Committee to help fight for landlord rights. You may donate online to www.aoausa.com/pac You may also donate with a check or money order payable to: The AOA PAC and mail to: 6445 Sepulveda Blvd. Suite 300Van Nuys, CA. 91411
Petition to Mayor Bill de Blasio, Andrew M. Cuomo, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Jerrold Nadler, Hakeem Jeffries, Phillip M. Boyle, Brian P. Kavanagh
NYC Landlords Unite! Demand Property Tax Relief For Struggling Landlords.
This has been kicked around informally.. but we don't see any unified approach on the landlord side against tenants not paying their rent. We all know that there are tenants that can pay their rent, many of whom are getting severance, all of whom are getting stimulus checks and increased unemployment. They aren't paying, because govt encourages that behavior. A responsible landlord can and will work something out with the tenant, but the govt doesn't give the landlord any tools to do so.. instead, they align with the tenants and that becomes a blanket rule, so any tenants that can pay, now won't. Completely disgusting behavior, not to mention illegal and unconstitutional. Go read up on Amendment 5 and 14.. what happened to due process? Property Tax Relief We organize a movement to strike against taxes (all property owners included). The sheer threat will put fear in them. Taxes are what pays for politicians salaries, any/all programs and housing for those that can't afford. If they don't choose to pay ANY rent, then why should we pay taxes? There are a myriad of alternatives that can be proposed.. yet not ONE of them is on the table. Their agenda from day 1 (regardless of pandemic) was to take from the property owners. Look at what that Ilham Omar is proposing.. rent foregiveness for 1 yr. If you dare attempt to collect from the relief fund, you have to give your tenant 10% equity in your property. How is this even being proposed? It's absolutely ludicrous. The Ripple Effect:Landlords are trying to save money by letting go of they're workforce to survive. Maintinence is slowing down causing unhabitable conditions for tenants, simply because the landlord has no money to fix the issues. NYC Landlords Unite www.nyclandlordsunite.com
Petition to Ithaca Common Council, Mayor Svante Myrick, Ithaca City Legislature, Aaron Levine
COVID-19: Ithaca Rent Freeze Now!
We, the undersigned residents, are left in dire need by the COVID-19 outbreak. With home quarantines spreading across the country, both for recovery and as a precaution, we are reminded of the necessity and fragility of housing. That fragility leaves Ithaca’s renting population in a state of emergency. Cornell University and Ithaca College, institutions responsible for most of our college town’s service-sector economy, have closed and swiftly booted out their student populations. Businesses, in turn, are closing and leaving their already struggling workers out on the street. Money has ceased its flow into the pockets of Ithaca’s most vulnerable — and we need immediate action to stop it from bleeding out. Economic disruption of any kind harms the low-income and already vulnerable members of our community, and this outbreak is no different. Job losses, reduction of hours, and unstable work schedules are all either here or coming in the near future. We write to you, those in the highest positions of power, to help our current and future predicament. The New York State moratorium on evictions was a good place to start. But with massive job losses already beginning now, how can we be expected to retroactively pay our rent when this crisis is over? We demand that Ithaca rents be frozen by city legislative action immediately until the COVID-19 crisis passes. That is, until there are tests that show this is no longer a threat posed to all of our communities. With all the power of the people.
Petition to Donald J. Trump, U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives
90 Day Mortgage & Rent Relief - (Commercial and Residential) - Tenant/Landlord Forgiveness
We, the People, call on our elected leaders to enact a three-month (90 Day) STOP on all payments for office leases, business leases, home rental units, business rental units, home and business mortgages, and auto loans in the form of AUTOMATIC RELIEF (no paperwork). Employers need immediate relief from commercial leases. Landlords and homeowners need immediate assistance from mortgages. Basically, tenants need relief from paying rent, and landlords need relief from paying mortgages. This Petition is providing temporary relief of all payments, through a three-month moratorium, or any other means that can provide immediate assistance to business owners, employers, homeowners, landlords, and tenants that is not a repayment loan. We are asking that all mortgages, on all commercial and residential property, be credited with three-months (3) of monthly payments, with an effective date of April 1, 2020, as a means to immediate relief without causing irreparable harm to both the landlord and the tenant. Any monies already paid will be credited towards the mortgage. We want the AUTOMATIC relief to be paid directly to the loan services companies, without any action required by the landlord and homeowner. The professionals at loan servicing companies and private lenders collect the funds by filing the forms with the government in bulk. Create a relief fund for landlords and lenders to cover the lost rental income and mortgage payments they would have received. In Spanish - En español Nosotros, el Pueblo, pedimos a nuestros líderes electos que promulguen una PARADA de tres meses (90 días) en todos los pagos de arrendamientos de oficinas, arrendamientos comerciales, unidades de alquiler de viviendas, unidades de alquiler de negocios, hipotecas de viviendas y negocios, y préstamos para automóviles en la forma de ALIVIO AUTOMÁTICO (sin papeleo). Los empleadores necesitan un alivio inmediato de los arrendamientos comerciales. Los propietarios y propietarios de viviendas necesitan asistencia inmediata de las hipotecas. Básicamente, los inquilinos necesitan ayuda para pagar el alquiler y los propietarios necesitan ayuda para pagar las hipotecas. Esta petición proporciona alivio temporal de todos los pagos, a través de una moratoria de tres meses, o cualquier otro medio que pueda proporcionar asistencia inmediata a los propietarios de negocios, empleadores, propietarios de viviendas, propietarios e inquilinos que no sea un préstamo de reembolso. Solicitamos que todas las hipotecas, en todas las propiedades comerciales y residenciales, se acrediten con tres meses (3) de pagos mensuales, con una fecha efectiva del 1 de abril de 2020, como un medio de alivio inmediato sin causar daños irreparables a ambos arrendador y el inquilino. Cualquier dinero ya pagado se acreditará a la hipoteca. Queremos que el alivio AUTOMÁTICO se pague directamente a las compañías de servicios de préstamo, sin ninguna acción requerida por el propietario y el propietario. Los profesionales de las empresas de servicios de préstamos y los prestamistas privados recaudan fondos mediante la presentación de formularios al gobierno a granel. Cree un fondo de ayuda para los propietarios y prestamistas para cubrir los ingresos de alquiler perdidos y los pagos de hipoteca que habrían recibido.
Petition to Trimark Properties, Landmark properties, Collier Companies, Piccadilly Apartments, American Campus, Union Properties, Ted Yoho, Ron Desantis, Ashley Moody, Lauren Poe, Campus First Student Living, Matchmaker Property Management, AMJ Group, Tucker Properties, Alligator Realty, Campus Realty Group, Gore-Rabell Real Estate, A Scion Community, Coastal Ridge Real Estate, L3 Campus, CMC Properties, Preiss - Your College Neighborhood, Pegasus Residential, The DeLaney Company, Emmer Development, West20 , Varsity House, Canopy Student Apartments, Oak Brook Walk Apartments, The Nook, The Niche, GoldOller Real Estate Investments, University Terrace Apartments, Madison on 20th, Bosshardt Properties
Rent Relief - University of Florida Students
Due to COVID-19, these landlords have refused to offer any rent relief and/ or changes to leases and lease renewals to University of Florida students after the University told us to leave Gainesville and go HOME. The loss of student's jobs, the economic stress that families have been put under, and the underlying uncertainties that lie ahead have made our lives turn upside down. We, as students, need help financially to get through the next couple of months. Our families need your help. The University of Florida is doing whatever they can to help students financially, but because of the amount of students at this school it is nearly impossible to help every student and/or give the amount of money that our families truly need. Landlords need to be proven morally wrong for not helping students with their rent during these trying times. Personally, I have lost my job as a local volleyball club coach in Gainesville. So, in turn I cannot help my mother pay for the majority of my rent. My mother's job is based solely on commission and the next few months to come are very uncertain for her and for her income. If we don't get the rent relief that we are seeking, we would be violating our lease and could possibly be taken to court. So, please help me and all the other students who are experiencing economic struggles get the word to these landlords and get the help we need!