Rent and Mortgages
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 Donald J. Trump, U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives
Mortgage & Rent Relief - (Commercial and Residential) - Tenant/Landlord
We, the People, call on our elected leaders to enact a 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 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 seeking immediate relief without causing irreparable harm to both the landlord and the tenant. 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, hacemos un llamado a nuestros líderes electos para que promulguen una PARADA en todos los pagos de arrendamientos de oficinas, arrendamientos comerciales, unidades de alquiler de viviendas, unidades de alquiler de negocios, hipotecas para viviendas y negocios y préstamos para automóviles en forma de ALIVIO AUTOMÁTICO (sin papeleo). Los empleadores necesitan un alivio inmediato de los arrendamientos comerciales. Los arrendadores y los propietarios de viviendas necesitan ayuda inmediata de las hipotecas. Básicamente, los inquilinos necesitan alivio para pagar el alquiler y los propietarios necesitan alivio para pagar hipotecas. Esta Petición proporciona un alivio temporal de todos los pagos, a través de una moratoria o cualquier otro medio que pueda brindar asistencia inmediata a los propietarios de negocios, empleadores, propietarios de viviendas, propietarios e inquilinos que no es un préstamo de reembolso. Buscamos un alivio inmediato sin causar un daño irreparable tanto al propietario como al inquilino. Crear un fondo de ayuda para propietarios y prestamistas para cubrir la pérdida de ingresos por alquiler y los pagos de la hipoteca que habrían recibido.
Petition to Roy Cooper
NC Gov. Cooper must suspend rents & mortgages during the continuing COVID19 Pandemic
Governor Cooper, Thank you for your hard work in this time of worldwide crisis. COVID19 Vaccines are finally being distributed, but you are well aware that that it will take a significant amount of TIME until ALL NC citizens have received it. Meanwhile, millions of N.Carolinian's are STILL being critically impacted where HOME SAFETY is concerned during the CURRENT epically WIDESPREAD RESURGENCE of this deadly COVID19 virus. Most people are still out of work, or have greatly reduced hours and are UNable to make their housing payments. People are STILL BEING EVICTED in VIOLATION OF the current CDC Moratorium - I HAVE WITNESSED IT! To lose one's home is in direct conflict with the continuing 'Stay HOME - Stay Safe'' way of current life. Without a nationwide OPEN ENDED Moratorium in effect which includes all stipulations listed below to protect NC citizens from losing their homes, ALL are in serious danger because the current CDC Moratorium EXPIRES DEC. 31, 2020, which is only a week away!! Due to the phase-reopening of the states and subsequent swift resurgence of the deadly COVID19 virus, a new NC Moratorium is CRUCIAL, and MUST have MUCH STEEPER, SEVERE, STRICT FINES & JAIL TIME for ANY VIOLATORS than the one currently in place because I have WITNESSED court officials & Landlords IGNORING the CDC's MORATORIUM, even when handed a hard copy of the Moratorium AND the SIGNED DECLARATIONS! They are filing AND ORDERING MULTIPLE 'NON-PAYMENT' EVICTIONS, EVEN AFTER BEING PRESENTED WITH the CDC's ORDERS! In a phone call, a Cheif Magistrate ADMITTED the wrongdoings and apologized, but DID NOTHING to OVERTURN the MULTIPLE EVICTIONS their underling ordered in Court proceedings from the start date of the CDC Moratorium until that date, which was several weeks!! THEY ARE VIOLATING THE LAW, RENDERING PEOPLE HOMELESS, NOT CARING & NOT BEING HELD ACCOUNTABLE!!! THIS MUST STOP! Your Moratorium needs to be for a total pause on mortgage and rent payments, which includes stipulation that there be NO PENALTIES, INTEREST or LATE FEES after the crisis has abated and NO LOOPHOLES which allow landlords to embellish the truth in order to obtain evictions, along with punishment & penalties for ignoring it as described below in the detailed list. All NC housing must be wholly and SAFELY protected from COVID19-gouging by their landlords and/or their mortgage holders/banks and insurance companies, and corrupt court officials & lawbreaking Landlords both now and after the crisis. Expected POST-CDC Moratorium evictions, price-gouging and demands of accrued payment debt(s) or penalties by banks/lenders and landlords, plus current atrocious and unliveable raises in rent (see: nchousing.org ) and/or threats will cause massive widespread homelessness and suffering. It will also continue the current undue and overwhelming floods of people into Assistance Agencies, which are strangling our state's assistance capabilities. We ALL need your help. NOW is the time to ensure ALL NCs citizens can "Stay Safe". We are ALL suffering because of this COVID Pandemic. No matter how you look at it, every citizen - whether homeowner or tenant, disabled or able, poor or rich, young or old - has suffered from little or no help, and their lives have been dramatically, severely and detrimentally changed. With the Stay-Safe Stay-At-Home way of life in effect during this crisis - "HOME" (shelter) being the operative word - it is imperative you protect ALL of your constituents in this time of need. We beg you to immediately enact a NEW "Open-Ended NC COVID-19 Housing Moratorium" to suspend mortgage & rent payments during the continuing COVID19 Pandemic, with the following stipulations: ° no penalties levied, or demands for accrued debt (interest; mortgage payments, homeowners or renters insurance payments, or rent payments), with immediate effect, ° covering any and all COVID19 related Rent and Mortgage financial diffculties beginning December 2020 and continuing 'open-ended' into 2021 stipulating continuance until after the crisis has abated, to cover any and all debt accrued during the COVID19 Pandemic. ° Strict guidelines with immediate and DEFINITE (not "chance of..") punishment incuding steep fines and automatic 60 days jail time for landlords and court officials, disbarment and termination of employment of any Magistrate, Judge, Attorney, or their superiors who had knowledge thereof and did nothing, who participate in or prosecute an Eviction case that resulted in an eviction while the Moratorium is active. ° Fines to be DOUBLED and jail time of 1 year with no possibility of early release, if the eviction results in death of anyone who was living in the home at the time of the eviction. ° No loopholes for landlords or mortgage holders to be able to evict or foreclose on ANY citizen, with the ONLY exceptions being renters or homeowners who commit a violent crime, destruction of property, child endangerment of minors in the home, dealing illegal drugs out of the residence, or are wanted by the law. ° If any Lender or Landlord wants to foreclose or evict, they must provide solid, legal proof of the above (court case documents, police report or documentation, DSS documentation, et al) to the Clerk Of Court WHEN FILING THE EVICTION or FORECLOSURE, or they shall NOT be able to file against the Homeowner or Tenant. This will protect ALL NC citizens and ENSURE ADHERENCE BY COURT OFFICIALS, Lenders and Landlords. We are in this together: "United we stand..". Thanks you, and God bless you, All citizens of North Carolina ** UPDATE 7/1/2020 ** Please read the recent Updates, posted separately & below the Petition, for fantastic news & more information! Edited Petition to reflect May's small Moratorium victory. ** UPDATE 12/21/2020** Please read recent Updates. Edited to reflect violations of the soon to expire CDC Moratorium, critical widespread resurgence of COVID19 in NC, and lack of any protections into 2021.
Petition to New York Office of Rent Administration
Remove breed and weight restrictions on rental properties.
There is discrimination against "attack" or "aggressive" breeds when renting a house or apartment. Some examples of these breeds include, Pitbulls, Terriers, Rottweilers, Chow, Doberman, Bulldogs, etc. There is also a weight limit of under 50 lbs typically. Insurance prevents people who own a certain breed of dog from renting that particular property. This person could have excellent credit and could be the ideal renter but can't bring their family members. It isn't fair and these breeds are trained to be aggressive, not born this way. Please sign the petition to lift these restrictions!
Petition to Western National Property Management, Michael K. Hayde, Cyndy Breit, Rex F. Delong, Laura A Khouri, Jeffrey R. Scott
Anaheim, CA- Immediate Discount on Rent for Monte Verde Apartments
With the onset of COVID-19, many thousands of workers are still on unemployment due to the closures relating to the pandemic. Theme parks, nightclubs, restaurants, bars and other destination type venues have been hit the hardest and many of us are still wondering and stressing how we are going to be able to pay rent. As the government takes a vacation without passing another COVID Relief Bill, they leave hard working Americans depending only on unemployment and struggling to pay bills. For three months the tenants at Monte Verde Apartments were given a 5% discount, only because our amenities were closed. Now we are asked to pay our full amount of rent when we are making a significantly less amount of money. I am proposing that Western National Property Management give the tenants at Monte Verde Apartments a 25% discount on rent until the threat of COVID has been eradicated and we can return to work. It is simply unAmerican to live in fear of not being able to pay rent, or buy food, or pay medical bills during a global pandemic that has been exacerbated by the inaction of our leaders. I am calling on the following Leadership Team Members of the Western National Group to step up and help the struggling tenants of the Monte Verde Apartments: Michael K. Hayde, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Office of Western National Group. Cyndy Breit, Senior Vice President of Western National Group. Rex F. Delong, President of Western National Properties. Laura A. Khouri, President of Western National Property Management.
Petition to Southern Utah University, President Scott L. Wyatt, Cedar City Better Business Bureau, Cedar City Department of Commerce, Mayor Maile Wilson, Stone Brook Apartments, Seasons Apartments, Cascade Springs Apartments, Wedgewood Apartments, College Way Apartments, Stadium Way Apartments, University Suites, Willow Brook Apartments, Aspen Meadow Apartments, Prestige Rental Management, J & E Property Management and Sales, Stress Free Property Management, Palmer House Apartments, Windsor Apartments, City Center Apartments
Reduce Rent in Southern Utah to Reflect the Shorter Semester, Consider COVID Issues
SUU switched to a trimester system, cutting two weeks off the usual semester, yet rent is the same or has increased. Many will also leave after Thanksgiving due to COVID and SUU's schedule, but contracts are not flexible in the least. Fix this mess. Further, The US is in crisis, on the verge of yet another death spiral, and college students are at the brunt of it. An already unstable market has been in distress since the start of the pandemic, and while the wealthy became wealthier, unemployment has reached an all time high. A crash similar to that of the ‘30's is likely; but while corporations and banks are getting billions in bailouts, the people are left to fail (Schulze). CNBC predicts evictions may cause 28 million to go homeless in the next few months, compared to the 10 million homeless during the Great Depression (Nova). College students are at the center of this crisis, and are hit the hardest by unemployment, overpriced tuition, unreasonable rent controlled by the wealthy, and run down apartments. On shoestring budgets, students must pay for rent, food, utilities, debt, and tuition at the minimum. The students of Southern Utah University demand reasonable rent, an end to evictions, housing for the homeless, and an informed city-wide COVID response during this crisis in hopes of alleviating the pressure of a society on the precipice of a crash. If these demands are not met, we will have no choice but to join the nationwide Rent Strike. Unemployment in Utah has skyrocketed during the pandemic as small businesses, restaurants, gas stations, and national parks closed. These jobs are usually filled by college students, who rely on this income for the rest of the year for food and rent. Without this summer income, and with a measly $1200 stimulus check four months ago, students simply do not have enough money to pay for rent, food, utilities, debt, and tuition. One of these expenses has to go. In search of a way to pay for this education, many will drop out or be forced into loans. With a collective $1.65 trillion in student debt, the average student owing $25,900, loans will keep the rising generation of workers poor for years to come (U.S. Student Loan Debt Statistics). This affects college students in every university and in every city. This crisis will not disappear within a year or two, its damages are far reaching. This is the generation of workers meant to continue the American tradition. A free life cannot be fulfilled while in thousands of dollars of debt. This is not freedom, this is servitude. Necessities like mental healthcare, medicine, hospital expenses during a pandemic, car insurance, car payments, childcare, clothing, internet, entertainment, and employment once at SUU have not even been mentioned. Students are becoming aware of their place in the crisis, and in society, the bottom. Southern Utah Univ. students must deal directly with the unemployment, debt, and housing crisis while also poorer than their parents were. This is an outrage. The Students of SUU demand reasonable rent, though rent and mortgages should be cancelled entirely for the duration of the pandemic. Charging today’s already burdened students is wrong as is, the least landlords and banks can do is be mindful of basic human needs. Rent cuts will allow students to pay for healthcare, food, utilities, debt, and tuition. Further, stop evictions and provide housing to the homeless population for the duration of this crisis, the health of the community depends on it. Allow medical professionals and scientists control over the campus and city-wide response to COVID. Landlords and homeowners ought to also refuse to pay mortgages and loans to banks. The corporations get bailouts and the people are left to fail. If these demands are not met, we will join thousands of others in the largest rent strike since the Great Depression. Work Cited: Schulze, Elizabeth. “Financial Analyst Gary Shilling Says the Stock Market Could See a 1930s-like Decline.” CNBC, CNBC, 6 July 2020, www.cnbc.com/2020/07/06/gary-shilling-says-the-stock-market-could-see-a-1930s-like-decline.html Nova, Annie. “Looming Evictions May Soon Make 28 Million Homeless in U.S., Expert Says.” CNBC, CNBC, 12 July 2020, www.cnbc.com/2020/07/10/looming-evictions-may-soon-make-28-million-homeless-expert-says.html “U.S. Student Loan Debt Statistics for 2020.” Student Loan Hero, 27 Feb. 2020, studentloanhero.com/student-loan-debt-statistics/. Lennard, Natasha. “Largest Rent Strike in Nearly a Century Amid Coronavirus Crisis.” The Intercept, 25 Apr. 2020, theintercept.com/2020/04/25/coronavirus-rent-strike-may/.