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Old May 16th, 2013, 10:09 PM
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Default Large Housing Group ousts all poor Folk

In a move that is very greedy one of the largest corps in America booted out all those on section 8.



Before you remark that all those folks were on crack,let me emphasise that every family affected in my development is disabled by accident or birth.

I am coming to despise those folks who own apt complexes and treat long term residents like dirt.

Remember this well.

What goes around comes around.
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Old May 17th, 2013, 10:11 PM
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Some of the brave soldiers who fought for America in Iraq and
Trashcanistan are among those being tossed into the street
by these bandits.

I can't mention the name or a hefty lawsuit would ensue.
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Old May 18th, 2013, 12:15 AM
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Some of the brave soldiers who fought for America in Iraq and
Trashcanistan are among those being tossed into the street
by these bandits.

I can't mention the name or a hefty lawsuit would ensue.
It's "Business" as usual, as ever. Stated intentions are as capable as 'good intentions,' i.e., worthless. I'm sorry to say this is no surprise.

All I can say is: "Keep fighting the good fight." We fought FOR our country, then we have to fight our country for to have them keep their promises. It's nothing new. WWII, Korea, Vietnam veterans all had to fight for our entitlements, so will everyone else.

(This while Obummer negotiates gun bans with the UN - thanks, Matapule.)
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Old May 18th, 2013, 12:41 PM
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I can't mention the name or a hefty lawsuit would ensue.
If it is true, then there would not be a basis for a lawsuit. Or give a link to an article .... ?
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Old May 18th, 2013, 02:43 PM
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If it is true, then there would not be a basis for a lawsuit. Or give a link to an article .... ?
If it's provably true, he'd win a lawsuit, presumably, but that doesn't mean there wouldn't be a lawsuit. Better than winning a lawsuit is not being sued.
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Old May 18th, 2013, 02:43 PM
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So it begins. Back to the feudal system. King Obama, Nobles, craftspersons and serfs.

...

And outlaws.
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Old May 18th, 2013, 09:23 PM
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Howdy all.

I myself will be leaving the complex in protest.

The owners don't know this and I will keep a low profile until I am out of here.

The only article on this is what the reader is seeing here.

I am voting with my wallet, so to speak.

My next door neighbor is blind and being booted also.

After emerging from this place ,perhaps a few telephone calls to local TV stations will be made.

In the meantime I have my own life to live


A recent inquiry with the state authorities revealed that the owners are laggard at keeping up with repairs,etc.


I have nothing against decent landlords, but that respect vanishes

when these feudal princes start dumping the blind into the street.
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Old May 19th, 2013, 07:22 PM
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I myself will be leaving the complex in protest.

The owners don't know this and I will keep a low profile until I am out of here.
I can understand your wanting to choose the timing that is best for you, please keep us updated when you later "bust loose with the story for investigation".

Or, have a third party come in now to help out the cause, and maybe prevent the eviction of someone who does not deserve it, someone who will have a harder time than you are going to have with relocating.
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Old May 19th, 2013, 10:25 PM
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Amati , I am reading very carefully your advice.

I am just very overwhelmed by this situation.
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Old May 20th, 2013, 02:24 PM
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It is obvious you are wanting to protect others. Best of luck.
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Old May 20th, 2013, 09:13 PM
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Amati, I talked with my financial advisor today.

He was an apt manager for 6 years and had a lot of helpful advice.

My next door neighbor has a daughter in this complex who has a severely

disabled child (anoxia at birth,blue baby syndrome).

She is also being booted!

I have familial closeness with these folks.

I have the cash needed to hold off the wolves until we emerge

in a better place.

My initial urge was to lash out, but under these circumstances

that would be like Don Quixote tilting at windmills.

Thankyou for your kind words of support.

I will update.

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Old May 26th, 2013, 10:33 PM
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Registered Agent:

SP Gilman Meadows Llc..

Formed oct 2007 , file # 4447191

Delaware.

Security Properties Inc.
1201 3rd Ave. Suite 5400
Seattle , Wa 98101

This is a sort of shell operation for hidden owners.

Digging through the King County Taxbase reveals the property is worth about
14 million.
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Old May 26th, 2013, 10:53 PM
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lens, CYA.
Hope you find some satisfaction with this travesty.
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Old May 26th, 2013, 11:33 PM
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I'm not sure what I will find out investigating this travesty.

I have no intention of becoming a martyr.

The apt owners have already volunteered for that position.

Sacrificing their souls at the temple of mammon.
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Old May 27th, 2013, 12:50 PM
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Are the folks in a Section 8 or similar program? I've read that there is an initial one year minimum lease requirement by the owner. After that, I'm wondering if it could just be month-to-month, and that the owner can withdraw their Section 8 participation as long as they allow any current program recipients to live out their leases.

Is the housing complex discontinuing their rent subsidy program participation with the Fed or State, and thus all the program recipients need to find other lodging that accepts the program funding?
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Old May 27th, 2013, 09:44 PM
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Within Bellevue, Seatlle and unincorporated King County this act is
clearly illegal.

Recently the city of Redmond city council voted this type of abuse illegal.


The occupants are being forced out on the basis of their last

lease renewal.

This means some renters have a month or so to get out and others

have till Christmas.

This fact alone gives a certain advantage to some renters .

I edited the wikipedia entry on Security Properties Inc and the edit was removed in less than two hours.

If the city of Issaquah decides to have some courage they can help boot out these robber barons.

Some of the dynamics of evicting the poor and vulnerable are addressed by Charles Dickens.

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Old May 28th, 2013, 09:18 PM
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Amati,

Yes , the complex has stopped participating in the Section 8 program.

A very small amount of section 8 housing is available in the Issaquah area.

The young disabled child has had Superb support from the school district.

A major factor in re-location is the fate of the Children.

The young keiki will face great fear if placed in another school system.

As the economy gradually improves, some at ownership level have

decided to improve their lot at the expense of the most helpless.
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Old May 28th, 2013, 09:59 PM
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I found this in an MHN ONLINE article:
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Security Properties is focusing on serving the Echo Boomer market by concentrating its development activities in what it calls ď24/7 global gateway cities,Ē primarily in the West Coast, that feature ďa variety of transit-oriented, mixed-use neighborhoods,Ē including Seattle, San Francisco, Portland and Chicago. The 40-year-old company, which has acquired or developed over 64,000 housing units, currently has in its development pipeline two market-rate high-rise apartment projects in downtown Seattle, 815 Pine and Kinects. ďThe focus of our development activities is on urban downtown locations,Ē says Orehek. The company targets the other large demographic, the immigrant population, on the acquisitions side.
I will make the jump that Section 8 housing is not where they put their development efforts. It brought to mind the mid-2000 event where something like 217 low-income units were torn down in Kailua (Oahu) to make room for new more expensive condos.
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Old May 28th, 2013, 10:54 PM
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Amati,
great research . note taken.

over and out.
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Old June 11th, 2013, 01:55 AM
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Updating

Very nice apt complex found and application approved for housing.

I paid the initial deposit fees for the two apts.
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Old June 11th, 2013, 02:56 PM
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Perhaps there is a silver lining for you .... you are headed to a new housing adventure, in a very nice apartment.

I hope the other residents are able to resettle with little stress.
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Old June 12th, 2013, 02:22 AM
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I have gotten the Women and Children out first.

I am still living in the same spot.

My own move would invoke strategic weakness at this time.
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Sorry to hear about what's happening to you and your community, Lensperson

It's sad to see what happens to people who can't defend themselves (legally/politically).

Reminds me of how property owners use artists to "revitalize" slums and then kick them out once property values go up. Unwitting shock troops of gentrification.

Best wishes to you and yours.
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Old June 13th, 2013, 02:31 AM
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Nothing is happening to me, but my dearest neighbors are being tossed around like case specimens.

She did not decide to go blind.
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Old June 22nd, 2013, 04:28 AM
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This morning I was served notice that I am being terminated.

Several others in the complex were given the same marching orders.

Seems strange that the majority of those being tossed out are either Black or LGBT.

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