1. Michael Burnham says:

    Thank you for sharing this information. My landlord evicted me after 12 years without any problems. The landlord didn’t provide any prior documentation except a summons to appear in court and I am a recipient of disability for mental health issues. All of My property was destroyed and she didn’t have any proof of non-payment of rent This is a property that receives government funding. Thank you for the information again.

    1. Hello Michael,

      I’m very sorry to hear about the difficult situation you’re experiencing with your eviction. It sounds like you may have been subjected to unfair treatment, especially given your status as a recipient of disability benefits for mental health issues. If your property receives government funding, there may be specific rules and protections in place for tenants, including those with disabilities.

      Here are some steps you might consider taking:

      Seek Legal Advice: It’s crucial to get advice from a lawyer who specializes in tenant rights and disability laws. They can provide guidance based on your specific circumstances, especially regarding your rights under the Fair Housing Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act.

      Contact Disability Services: Reach out to local disability advocacy groups for support and assistance. They may offer legal resources or be able to connect you with attorneys who work on a sliding scale or pro bono basis.

      Document Everything: Keep records of all your interactions with your landlord, the eviction process, and any related proceedings. Document the destruction of your property and any costs you’ve incurred as a result.

      Review Eviction Procedure: Make sure that the eviction process was carried out according to your state’s laws and any federal regulations applicable to government-funded properties.

      Housing Authority: If your property is government-funded, contact the housing authority that administers the funding. They may be able to intervene or provide assistance.

      Disability Benefits Advisor: Consult with the agency that provides your disability benefits. They may have resources to help tenants in your situation.

      Remember, you have rights and there are resources available to help protect those rights. Take action as soon as possible to address this situation and get the support you need.

  2. Deven P. Snowhook says:

    Is Alzheimer’s defined as a mental health issue. The resident, un named, is harassing, threatening and carring a knife. Does this constitute grounds for eviction? I am a resident of low income housing in Bellingham, Wa. And am under the scrutiny of this person’s actions and we want something done about this. She accuses people of rape, theft, etc and is slandering our name causing pain and suffering.

  3. Hey Deven P. Snowhook

    Yes, Alzheimer’s is considered a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Fair Housing Act (FHA), which includes protections for individuals with mental health issues and cognitive impairments. These laws require landlords to provide reasonable accommodations for tenants with disabilities, including mental health conditions such as Alzheimer’s. However, the behavior you’ve described—harassing, threatening, and carrying a knife—can constitute grounds for eviction if it poses a direct threat to the health or safety of other tenants or if it constitutes a violation of the lease terms.

    Under the FHA, landlords can take action against a tenant if their behavior poses a significant risk that cannot be eliminated or reduced to an acceptable level through reasonable accommodations. The key here is that the eviction process must be handled carefully to ensure compliance with fair housing laws, especially when it involves a tenant with a disability.

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