RoseAnn V. Shawiak (October 6,1950 / New Jersey)
Phoenix Landlord - Tenant
Standing blindly in a hall of injustice - city hall to be exact - waiting to be jerked around some more at city employee's whims.
Landlord - tenant, a department created to help those having problems with landlords also.
Yet, the only help any tenant will receive is a kick out the door to live on the street.
They'll help some, by putting you up in a motel, giving out McDonald's books of gift certificates for meals and possibly extend your motel stay.
Also, if you can find a house in three long days, the city will pay first month's rent, security and utility deposits for you.
Just try to find a place, have it inspected by a city inspector and okayed - in Phoenix? - it's next to impossible!
Yet that's the city of Phoenix's solution to a major problem with slumlords and greedy landlords.
It works not at all, as poor people get tossed and thrown from one hell-hole to another with no hope of rest or a home in sight.
Ask Mayor Phil Gordon, about his slumlord legislation and he'll tell you, 'but he's one of the good ol' boys. I can't touch him - he's a landlord and helps me get elected'.
So poor people are more often than not left in the street to fend for themselves.
On television you'll hear all about problems of the homeless and how the city will legislate to get them off the streets into shelters and jails, while never raising a hand to alleviate the problem the city of Phoenix is causing.
Just ask around - but ask the right people - those who have been and are being abused by the city of Phoenix.
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