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Posted: Tuesday, October 19, 2010 12:00 am | Updated: 6:10 am, Tue Oct 19, 2010.

The city of Lodi is using an online survey to get feedback on fair housing rights and the enforcement of fair housing laws.

The city would like to hear from people who have bought a house, are renting or applied for mortgage credit in Lodi.

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3 comments:

  • Doug Chaney posted at 10:57 pm on Wed, Oct 20, 2010.

    Doug Chaney Posts: 1232

    Jay, that's the game in Lodi. The wealthy and local real estate brokers and property management make sure the rents stay high here. Many of those rental owners of nicer homes are just 2 rent checks from foreclosure, but yet so greedy they refuse to pay their rent. If you are who I think, your home was lost a while back, and some of the homes foreclosed on back then were peddled by these same con artists and are being foreclosed on for a second time. I'd file a lawsuit against the stuffed shirt just to put their name in lights and reveal them for what they really are. Lodi is full of them.

     
  • Jay Samone posted at 7:50 am on Wed, Oct 20, 2010.

    Jay Samone Posts: 359

    You know Doug, I took the opportunity to fill out that survey. I had an unfortunate occurrance with one of those wealthy slumlords who not only refused to show me the rest of the house, but yanked the application from my hand after I told him that my boyfriend and I were "expecting", who then proceeded to tell me I wouldn't "fit" in the neighborhood. Luckily for me, I happened to have his name engraved in my brain, WAITING for the opportunity to strike. This is the type of discriminatory practices they were looking for and I'm sure the grants have nothing to do with it. Although I did make it very clear that out of over 70 rental homes I looked at within the city of Lodi, there were only TWO that weren't overpriced dumps. I find it so hard to believe that with all the money that was flowing like the Colorado River, not one of these homeowners felt it necessary to update paint, lino or even carpet. Many of these homes had the original 1970's appliances in them. Sad...........

     
  • Doug Chaney posted at 11:41 am on Tue, Oct 19, 2010.

    Doug Chaney Posts: 1232

    I'm hoping The housing administration will oversee which eastside rental homes, small businesses and apartments that qualify for the $4000 maximum, I believe weatherization city grants. Although homeowners themselves will qualify since the earnings limits seem to be very high to encourage those with moderate to high incomes to apply. I question this grant funding to any renter who resides in any of the qualified rentals that have let those properties deteriorate to the point that they'd need repairs as high as $4000. And will some of those who own multiple, tens, or even hundreds of these properties be given multiple $4000 grants on several different properties? This just seems partially like just another harebrained scheme of corporate welfare for those wealthy slumlords in Lodi, especially the east and central parts of town, to those who well have the money to have kept those properties in living condition and not let them run down just to garner every greedy penny they can? Where will there be posted a list of those homeowners who will qualify? And won't there be a list of those who qualify for that $4000 that own those rental properties, too?

     
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