CRHA Work Session to discuss plans for squeezing more money out of residents and increasing evictions
Crescent Halls Community Room
This is a CRHA work session to address the Admissions and Continued Occupancy Plan (ACOP)
The updated plan is out for 30 days comments, and will be given a final vote at the May CRHA meeting.
The plan includes a number of significant changes to policies affecting residents, these changes are going to put a severe financial and social hardship on residents.
In short, the CRHA is trying to squeeze more money out of low-income residents, increase the threat of eviction, and approach all aspects of CRHA operations and tenant relations as punitive rather than providing safe and decent affordable housing.
Some highlights included in the draft plan
– increase in minimum rent form $25 to $75
– increase in late fees from $10 to $15
– decreasing the time that late fees will be assessed from the 10th to the 5th of the month
– automatic eviction for residents who are late 4 times in 12 months
– automatic eviction if resident receives 4 notices of unlawful detainer
– increase in pet fees- $200 deposit plus $10 per month
– stricter scrutiny for “zero-income” residents
– stricter scrutiny in income verification and determination
What isn’t in the plan
– eviction prevention measures
– a fair process for rent determination for people with sporadic employment
– leeway on rent due dates (ie people who get paid later in the month)
Please join us Wednesday to learn more, and stay tuned for how we are going to address this blatantly cruel approach to life in public housing!