Month: October 2021
ROSWELL, N.M. (KRQE) – A Roswell landlord says her tenant is trashing her property and he hasn’t paid rent for months. The property owner, who wanted to remain anonymous, said she’s been told she can’t do much about it. It’s been a problem many people are facing since the pandemic started.
“It really has caused a fire hazard with the weeds grown up and I understand that they are growing up through that fence. I had pipe fencing and goat wire on the inside,” said the property owner.
Her frustration has grown over time as she just wants to be able to sell the property and focus on her recovery as she had fallen ill earlier this year.
“I was getting my property ready to sell and then I got real sick and then had to fly out here to Tennessee for the surgery at the end of February and
Discrimination hampers housing opportunities for NJ Section 8 tenants
NJ bars discrimination against Section 8 voucher holders, but the Division on Civil Rights leaves enforcement of the law up to vulnerable victims.
Ryan Ross and Kayla Canne, Asbury Park Press
Two months into her search for new housing, Kimberly, a 42-year-old Woodbridge mother of two, is left with an impossible choice: Stay in the apartment her landlord is trying to sell and risk eviction – or face homelessness.
It shouldn’t be this way.
But Kimberly uses a Section 8 housing voucher to pay for rent – and, so far, she said nearly 15 landlords have explicitly rejected her rental application because of it.
New Jersey’s Law Against Discrimination makes it illegal for a property owner to deny someone housing based on their source of income, including government housing assistance like Section 8 vouchers. Section 8 is a federally funded program