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USA TODAY evictions (by Hollis [MA]) Nov 21, 2020 7:10 AM
       USA TODAY evictions (by Hollis [MA]) Nov 21, 2020 7:18 AM
       USA TODAY evictions (by Bonanza [NC]) Nov 21, 2020 7:20 AM
       USA TODAY evictions (by Richard [MI]) Nov 21, 2020 7:55 AM
       USA TODAY evictions (by B [GA]) Nov 21, 2020 8:27 AM
       USA TODAY evictions (by RentsDue [MA]) Nov 21, 2020 8:38 AM
       USA TODAY evictions (by RB [MI]) Nov 21, 2020 9:14 AM
       USA TODAY evictions (by m [GA]) Nov 21, 2020 10:06 AM
       USA TODAY evictions (by Robert J [CA]) Nov 21, 2020 10:31 AM
       USA TODAY evictions (by Allym [NJ]) Nov 21, 2020 10:35 AM
       USA TODAY evictions (by S i d [MO]) Nov 21, 2020 10:57 AM
       USA TODAY evictions (by Delores [CT]) Nov 21, 2020 10:57 AM
       USA TODAY evictions (by Scott [IN]) Nov 21, 2020 11:16 AM
       USA TODAY evictions (by Sorta Blonde [CA]) Nov 21, 2020 12:14 PM
       USA TODAY evictions (by OB [GA]) Nov 21, 2020 12:17 PM
       USA TODAY evictions (by Salernitana [CA]) Nov 21, 2020 12:49 PM
       USA TODAY evictions (by Pmh [TX]) Nov 21, 2020 12:55 PM
       USA TODAY evictions (by ga [GA]) Nov 21, 2020 1:53 PM
       USA TODAY evictions (by Hollis [MA]) Nov 21, 2020 2:57 PM
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       USA TODAY evictions (by 6x6 [TN]) Nov 21, 2020 6:11 PM
       USA TODAY evictions (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Nov 21, 2020 6:46 PM
       USA TODAY evictions (by Richard [MI]) Nov 21, 2020 7:23 PM
       USA TODAY evictions (by LisaFL [FL]) Nov 21, 2020 8:56 PM
       USA TODAY evictions (by Smokowna [MD]) Nov 21, 2020 9:05 PM
       USA TODAY evictions (by Nicole [PA]) Nov 22, 2020 12:22 PM
       USA TODAY evictions (by T [IN]) Nov 23, 2020 8:02 AM
       USA TODAY evictions (by Fishsticks913 [IA]) Nov 23, 2020 4:01 PM
       USA TODAY evictions (by Pmh [TX]) Nov 23, 2020 6:18 PM
       USA TODAY evictions (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Nov 24, 2020 12:09 AM

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USA TODAY evictions (by Hollis [MA]) Posted on: Nov 21, 2020 7:10 AM

Mostly a long article of how those greedy LLs are trying to get non payers out

USA TODAY evictions (by Hollis [MA]) Posted on: Nov 21, 2020 7:18 AM

Hummm for some reason that link isn: taking you to the correct article

Maybe just google the subject

from USA Today

Landlords skirt COVID-19 eviction bans, using intimidation and tricks to boot tenants

USA TODAY evictions (by Bonanza [NC]) Posted on: Nov 21, 2020 7:20 AM

No pay. No stay.

There's an article somewhere on the web about 7000 people in Texas that lined up for hours to get free turkey.

Are there really that many people that are so hungry they need to wait hours in a line to get a free turkey or are they just greedy and what something for nothing?

USA TODAY evictions (by Richard [MI]) Posted on: Nov 21, 2020 7:55 AM

Take a guess.

Here in Northern Michigan the free food giveaway has a line a mile long. Literally hundreds and hundreds of cars. Thing is, when I drive by I see that every one is nicer and newer than mine. There are people in $79,000 fancy trucks and $40000+ cars in line for free food.

There are people on the local facebook page asking for free everything - food, Christmas gifts, cars, car repairs, furniture and especially money with every old hustle that's been around for hundreds of years. Especially using the poor starving kids angle. I'll bet many of them don't pay rent either-due to the virus.

Yet later on the same site, you see them asking where the tanning salon is, where to get fancy manicures and which place is best to get their dog groomed. They typically have ads for selling dogs they "breed" for $500-$1200+ per puppy but say they don't have clothes or food for their many kids.

The do-gooder and church going crowd flock around them, donating all they want. It makes them feel good and signals their virtue.


USA TODAY evictions (by B [GA]) Posted on: Nov 21, 2020 8:27 AM

in 39 years of doing this I've had one tenant offer to work for rent. They didn't offer themselves-- they offered their 16 year old son-- who BTW wanted to be paid.

We're in direr straights folks-- not enough work for pay-- too much for free.

USA TODAY evictions (by RentsDue [MA]) Posted on: Nov 21, 2020 8:38 AM

Just listened to somebody trying to rationalize why they had to take an entire week off of work due to waiting for results of COVID test. They got the free test so itís a a long wait for results. They could have had results in 24 hours, but they would have had to pay the $30.00 copay. So it made sense to them to save the $30.00 and lose a weeks pay. Iím sure there

USA TODAY evictions (by RB [MI]) Posted on: Nov 21, 2020 9:14 AM

Right on, Richard. [MI]

USA TODAY evictions (by m [GA]) Posted on: Nov 21, 2020 10:06 AM

pulled into a driveway of one tenant who works for H-depot and is claiming hard ship to pay rent. When I pulled up there were 2--- yes 2 big screen tv boxes. A 70 inch and 65 inch-- when I asked him how he could afford 2 he said they were gifted from his in-laws.

Next question: when did you get married?

It's hard to be generous to those who are lying and taking from others who really do not.

USA TODAY evictions (by Robert J [CA]) Posted on: Nov 21, 2020 10:31 AM

People, also known as tenants can be real jerks. A tenant of mine purchased a new car and needed a place to park her hold vehicle. The owner next door had an extra spot so he made me tenant a deal -- discounted parking spot.

Then when the pandemic posed an opportunity, this same tenant decided to pay my 50% of her rent and tried to pull the same "Stick" with the neighbors parking spot.

In my case I had to hire my attorney to demand full rental payment. Why? Because my tenant is retired earning Social Security and the pandemic hasn't impacted her ability to pay rent.

My neighbor didn't have to deal with the tenant in the same "protected" manor. Instead he just had her cared towed away, rent wasn't paid and it was after the 1st of the month.

USA TODAY evictions (by Allym [NJ]) Posted on: Nov 21, 2020 10:35 AM

Well the nice car has a payment attached to it so keep the car and get the turkey free.

USA TODAY evictions (by S i d [MO]) Posted on: Nov 21, 2020 10:57 AM

Being "poor" in America is different than in many parts of the world. Here, poor people have the basics usually: a dry, warm place to sleep and store their stuff, food (maybe not organic, but still good quality), clean water, sanitary sewer, unlimited access to emergency room medical care, clothing from charity, etc. If they have kids, often the Govt feeds them 2 meals a day via school and many charities send home back packs full of food for the weekend. My daugheter's school has been sending home a bag of food each week with the kid: we didn't sign up for it. They just give it to her. I'd rather they give it to someone else, but they won't. *sigh. I don't waste stuff so we use what we can.

Being poor in the third world is a matter of life and death. I have mentioned before that due to C-19 affecting 1st world economies (shut downs, etc), the World Hunger Organization estimates between 130 - 300 million more people will starve this year, and 20-40 million will be pushed into abject poverty. This isn't the kind of poverty we know of in America where you're worried your $500 worth of food stamps will last the month or your free Govt phone doesn't play video games very well. This is the kind of poverty that makes a 12-year-old girl decide if she will starve or become a prostitute to feed herself and her family. This is the poverty where young boys are taken from their families and trained to be soldiers for resistance militia group fighting again corrupt regimes, in exchange for food and 'protection' from the militia group itself.

My church (aka "Bible-thumping, virtue-signaling, do-gooders"), is partnering with, an international charity organization that works to alleviate abject poverty in two of the poorest nations on earth: the rural Philippians and Thailand. For ever $1 donated, they can purchase 10 "mana" packets that will keep a girl from having to sell her body to survive and keep a boy from becoming a suicide bomber. They also work to stop human trafficking, which is a major problem in very poor nations. Check them out, and if you wish, give what you can to help. We believe this is the poverty we have been called to fight. We will also do what we can for our local neighbors, but when it comes to the "least of these" I find them a little further from our shores.

And yes, the fact that land lord's can't evict right now is beyond ridiculous. A clear unconstitutional violation of personal property and the taking clause. We are starting to see people's patience with these Govt-mandates shenanigans wear thin. It will only get worse.

USA TODAY evictions (by Delores [CT]) Posted on: Nov 21, 2020 10:57 AM

I have an eviction hearing despite moratorium due to serious nuisance. The co-tenant pulled a restraining order on the other whom hot arrested for criminal mischief in the 1st degree and disorderly conduct. Such conduct is prohibited in my lease and the law and I will seek to enforce. Of course, no rent paid since August but this eviction is not about rent. If you can't do the time, do not do the crime. --172.56.xx.x

USA TODAY evictions (by Scott [IN]) Posted on: Nov 21, 2020 11:16 AM

myob: Have you been posting lately using pseudonyms?

USA TODAY evictions (by Sorta Blonde [CA]) Posted on: Nov 21, 2020 12:14 PM

My city is giving away free food at drive through sites. They rotate which school facility is giving each week. Hundreds of cars line up for hours to get food. No requirements, just be there and you can go to one each week. Some pretty good stuff per my neighbor who is the custodian for one of the schools. Fresh produce, eggs, butter, flour, sugar, oats, peanut butter, bread, spices, beans, Hostess cupcakes and other treats. Wow. I can't even afford to fill my cupboard with that stuff. But I don't begrudge those who really need it. Problem is, many are collecting it and they are selling it in Tijuana just across our border. No way to 'police' who qualifies. Not allowed to ask for ID or any kind, or income etc. Hopefully it's going to those who really need food and will help.

We also have a 'walk-up' give away down the block. The line stretches for 3 entire blocks with everyone (they know the system) having those 'old lady' square wire shopping carts on wheels, or a wagon to carry home all the loot. They are NOT socially distancing at all. All crammed together for hours. I wonder if they are doing any studies on the virus spread from free food lines? Might be interesting.

In any case, hopefully conscience should guide anyone who wants something for free. "Take what you need, leave what you don't". Sometimes we all need a handout (esp now with the rent moratorium).

USA TODAY evictions (by OB [GA]) Posted on: Nov 21, 2020 12:17 PM

Scott yes.

I'm looking for more excitement in my dull days!!!!!!

Scott you are on your toes. I thought 6x6 would catch it first.

USA TODAY evictions (by Salernitana [CA]) Posted on: Nov 21, 2020 12:49 PM

I think that everyone like Scott noticed immediately by your writing style and consistent ip address, myob.

USA TODAY evictions (by Pmh [TX]) Posted on: Nov 21, 2020 12:55 PM

bonanza: lining up to get free stuff. turkey 0.68 lb at walmart

USA TODAY evictions (by ga [GA]) Posted on: Nov 21, 2020 1:53 PM

Sal-- I have no style!!! but that IP address-- that for sure.

USA TODAY evictions (by Hollis [MA]) Posted on: Nov 21, 2020 2:57 PM

Has anyone been able to read the originally mentioned USA TODAY article? It was on Yahoo news if that helps,..

I couldn't get a proper link that worked to it,..

USA TODAY evictions (by Sorta Blonde [CA]) Posted on: Nov 21, 2020 3:38 PM

Hollis, the link worked for me. Just copied and pasted the entire thing from start (yahoo) to end (html).

USA TODAY evictions (by 6x6 [TN]) Posted on: Nov 21, 2020 6:11 PM

Hollis, JB posted it a couple of post down. Here is part of my response:

That was a hard read.

Somehow these are always one sided stories.

The tenants are complaining over things that are obviously there fault for not following the rules and for not paying rent at a time when they were receiving stimulus checks and extra unemployment and the ones on SS and SSI didn't even loose any money. Somehow or another, no one is catching on to this fact.

What did these people expect would eventually happen. And according to this story, there are still not as many evictions as there were before COVID but yet the story keeps going as if it is overwhelming.

Sid, I commend you for doing that. If church people and others had not done that when I was a kid, I don't know how my sister and I would have made it. I remember sitting up one night with my older sister rocking in rocking chairs till past midnight waiting for someone to bring us food. I don't remember a lot about my childhood but somethings you just don't forget. Unfortunately it is a hard choice to make because the reality is that the situation is the parents fault most of the time. They are either lazy or just shouldn't have kids if they can't afford them. I guess people give to others like that because of the kids.

I totally understand Richards point and see where he is coming from. It truly is a hard line to draw though. Do you help the deadbeat parents to help the kids or do you not help at all? There are a lot of fakers out there and sometimes it is hard to tell. This is why they should be screened as to weather they really need the help or not. I have a lot of opinions on this subject. I feel unfortunate that I can see both sides of the fence. Is it a blessing or a curse?

myob, I noticed the first one that I saw but I was thinking that you would not want it brought up. I thought if I brought it up that you would not be too happy with me.

USA TODAY evictions (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Posted on: Nov 21, 2020 6:46 PM


I sent out a check to the charity you mentioned last week. I was impressed with what they can do with so little. You are so right about the word poor. I have been to many third world locations and have seen poor. I think the charity was called Venture


USA TODAY evictions (by Richard [MI]) Posted on: Nov 21, 2020 7:23 PM

I remember a few years ago after a hurricane in Florida, some of the landlords on here contributed to a project to directly deliver money to actual needy people who suffered from that storm. As I recall one of us landlords took the money and distributed it and the people who got it were thankful.

Well done fellow landlords. --75.7.xx.xx

USA TODAY evictions (by LisaFL [FL]) Posted on: Nov 21, 2020 8:56 PM

Thanks for the charity tip SID. I made a donation as well.

USA TODAY evictions (by Smokowna [MD]) Posted on: Nov 21, 2020 9:05 PM

There was a long line of people waiting for food. The two cars I snapped a picture of were a fancy Lexus followed by a decked out Mercedes Both were SUV

For years we have been talking about how things are getting worse, but life seems to be getting better for these folks.

USA TODAY evictions (by Nicole [PA]) Posted on: Nov 22, 2020 12:22 PM

...My church (aka "Bible-thumping, virtue-signaling, do-gooders"), ...

Sid, I've got my own personal serious issues with what you describe above - including at the church I belong to.

But I did look up that charity and I will be donating next month.

USA TODAY evictions (by T [IN]) Posted on: Nov 23, 2020 8:02 AM

I didn't read the article, but the when I talk to most landlords or property managers... they end up in one of two boats:

1. If they legit have covid and couldn't work for 2 weeks, I can work with them if are agreeable too.

2.This is more on large property managers, I have to file by X date because that is what is required by my boss in "another state". Managers are not allowed to "work with people."

Since most of us on this site fall in the first group, we get it when they are sick and no pay. But for all those are healthy, at home playing PS4, milking the system... it makes us mad. Hence the doors come off to be fixed, we stop paying water/sewer.... govt needs to stop protecting the lazy.

USA TODAY evictions (by Fishsticks913 [IA]) Posted on: Nov 23, 2020 4:01 PM

I live in a VERY giving community.... Lord knows that when my son had his accident a few years ago and broke his neck, they came out full force to make sure my little family had everything we needed and even more and for that I will never be able to thank people. So I do what I can. Little old me, does everything she can.

What I don't like is the people that "play the system" Single mom of 2 here in town... one father is still in the pictures - the other, she terminated rights. Go back to a year ago this month and she was 2 months behind on rent so gave me the sob story and song and dance and I reached out to my church to help her out. Low and behold she had already reached out to another church and they paid a months rent as well. So 2 months worth of rent paid - come to find out that covered the 2 months of bad checks she wrote her landlord.

Fast forward to this month and we have Started our Christmas Hope movement.... families fill out a form of needs and wants for the holiday and we fill those needs. Pretty sweet gig. Said single mom, whom has already hit up the churches again, turned in a list that I legit shook my head at. The form says NEEDS AND WANTS.... she filled nothing out for needs, but a long list of wants and if we were to get those gifts, it would be more for her one child then I spent on my kiddo and my grandchildren. Ummmm.

And the sob story goes on and on. She claimed money loss - but is a teacher here in town. So we all know there is no money loss there. And her hair is always colored real nice and her nails are beautiful, newest cell phone and always, like every night out to eat.

Ummm no thanks.

USA TODAY evictions (by Pmh [TX]) Posted on: Nov 23, 2020 6:18 PM

consider making a donation to the local state school so the occupants get something for Christmas. one of my jobs I had working my way through university was in the laundry. years ago. was upsetting that each year many did not get at least one present. 50 years later & I still give every year. not wanting a medal. am just asking to think about those that most of us will not think about. thx.

USA TODAY evictions (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Posted on: Nov 24, 2020 12:09 AM


The link worked for me.

Thanks for the article - it gave me some great ideas for eviction!


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