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Solutions Waning For Tenants Of Substandard Housing

I personally have dealt with a very similar issue (mold, roaches and ) a few years ago. I had the most difficult time finding assistance. I was referred to Legal Aid by a friend of mine and was not able to get any help from them- I then looked on the HUD website (after calling the City of San Diego and getting shuffled through extensions) and found The Fair Housing Council's information....Although it took them 4 days to get back to me (even though a recording said they would return calls within 24 hours) I was finally able to speak with someone who explained the difference between my issue and what she called a "fair housing issue/discrimination" the young lady who helped me explained my rights and gave me a website where she suggested I go and find what the law stated my landlord was required to do- Luckily I was able to get my "slum" landlord's attention and soon had the problems fixed- If it would have not been for the Fair Housing agency I would have been lost like this women is. Now, not only do I understand my rights as a tenant but I also have an understanding of housing discrimination- I know who to call and who WILL help!! It is VERY important that we have agencies like this helping us and pointing us in the right direction- Also- thank you Sandiegopio for the information!

October 6, 2011 at 9:12 p.m. ( | suggest removal )