Tuesday, March 12, 2013
LETTER TO SENATOR KIRSTEN GILLIBRAND
March 2, 2013
Dear Senator Gillibrand,
I am 61 years old and I receive SSD for my physical disabilities. I live in
Rome, NY and I know that you care for Senior Citizens.
I need your help. There are landlords here in Rome, NY who are literally
abusing their tenants. I know this because I am one of their victims and it is
now literally killing me. I believe that now, I am going into heart failure as
the direct result of their abuse.
I live at ....... Apts. here in Rome, NY. I moved into my apt in September of
2011. I love my apt. It's sunny and spacious and even though I must pay
60.00 extra per month for my 2 little house trained dogs per month, I am
quite happy living here.
However, after I moved in, the elderly couple below me, who have lived
here for over 17 years, began to harass me by waking me up at 7 am each
day with horrible booms and bangs from their apt. I told the Rental Agent of
this activity and she called them, which made it worse.
I was only here for 3 weeks when I received a call from my landlord stating
that the couple below me told him that I was throwing trash out of my
bathroom window, when in fact, it was the elderly man who did this, I saw
him do it with my own eyes. The landlord said to me, after I told him that I
was innocent to, "well, just don't do it again."
Senator, I need your attention. I am founder of a non profit organization
called, "In The Name Of Humanity." It is an organization that helps the
poor, disabled and elderly.
I know that I am not the only person who this landlord is hurting and
falsely accusing. He is in fact, breaking his own lease that states that no
tenant will harass any other tenant in any way. The very thing that not only
the elderly and mean couple below me are doing, but also him, himself.
Please help us, Senator Gillibrand, this kind of inhumane and cruel
treatment to innocent tenants must be stopped now. Landlord even
threatened me that he will notify Housing Authority about me being a bad
tenant, when in fact, I am the perfect tenant in every way. I love my
neighbor as myself.
I sent an email to Rome HA regarding this heinous behavior by the parties
My blood pressure is almost uncontrollable, my physician had to double
my HB medication and asked me to take another medication to remove
anxiety because of this tortuous treatment by the parties involved.
There should be a law created that protects the poor, disabled and elderly
who are receiving Section 8, who 's abusive landlords, who participate in
HUD/Section 8, from abuse, period.
Senator Gillibrand, I truly trust that you will not overlook this and you will
possibly use my horrific experiences with these neglectful and abusive
landlords once and for all, to bring forth a law that will protect innocent
tenants from this type of abuse.
Sincerely and awaiting your reply,
Roxine Cherie' Evans
'In The Name Of Humanity' (founder)