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This is regarding the way a HOA President and HO Management

This is regarding the way a HOA President and HO Management clear unequal treatment and harassment to minority, race and ethnic people like me and my wife.Posible violation to EEOC regulations and FHA.

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Law Educator, Esq.

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I have an eviction hearing pending with an abusive landlord.

Hi, I have an eviction hearing pending with an abusive landlord. I have counterclaims I am preparing. I am not an attorney, not to mention I am disabled from Traumatic Brain Injury, so I am feeling overwhelmed sorting through all this.JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state the property is in?Customer: Texas. Travis County.JA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: Yes, a couple.JA: What advice did they give you?Customer: That I should be able to defend myself because it's a rather informal court - Justice of the Peace. They say my arguments are valid, and my counterclaims are legitimate. But I still feel lost nonetheless with all the preparation.JA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: I am wondering if I have cause to File a Motion to Dismiss based on the fact that I have so many grievances against the landlord. For example, they locked me out of my home illegally for 3 days, when I have to take medication every day due to my disability. Also the citation for the Eviction hearing states the name of the FORMER owners of the property as the Plaintiff, not the current owners. Is this cause for dismissal?

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Live in Florida HOA under Chapter 720. You know criminal

Live in Florida HOA under Chapter 720. You know criminal background checks are being done for renters in HOAs. I hear associations now are requiring criminal background checks for home buyers. This can't be after the homeowner signs a contract to purchase a home, can it? Also, doesn't a requirement to do a criminal check have to be allowed in the association documents ?

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IAM BEING EVICITED DOGS.MY LEASE STATES NO PETS

IAM BEING EVICITED FOR HARBORING DOGS.MY LEASE STATES NO PETS BUT WHEN I MOVED IN I WAS VERBAL TOLD BY THE SUPER THAT I COULD HAVE A DOG SINCE MANY OF THE TENANTS HAVE THEM I EVEN HAVE A WITNESS . I JUST MOVED IN MAY 1 ANDIINVESTED A LOT OF MONEY FIXIXING UP THIS APPARTMENT AND CANT AFFORD TO MOVE AGAIN I HAVE BEEN UNDER A DOCTORS CARE FOR YEARS AS I SUFFER WITH ANXIETY AND PANIC ATTACKS WICH TRIGGER ASTHMA ATTACKS. I AM ON MEDICATION FOR IT. MY DOGS GIVE ME COMFORT AND REDUCE MY STRESS .MY DOGS ARE NOW REGISTERED EMOTIONAL SUPORT DOGS ON MY DOCTORS RECOMADATIONS . CAN THEY STILL EVICITE ME

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Is an Condo HOA board allowed to retroactively change board

Is an Condo HOA board allowed to retroactively change board meeting minutes? Let me give more detail because this is not a simple case of making a correction. I am in a dispute with my current HOA. I am an owner but it is not my permanent residence. The HOA passed a rule defining "non-resident owners" and stating that these types of owners do not have rights to the pool (I don't live there and I don't rent it out, but I go to the pool and gym.). I found out about this rule in May when my sister received the April board minutes. These minutes stated that this rule was passed in December but was "inadvertently omitted" from the December minutes. In preparation to fight this decision, I contacted the property manager and asked that he send me all of the past minutes. He did. While reviewing these documents, I saw that the statement regarding this rule change being "inadvertently omitted" was removed from the April minutes. And passage of the rule was added to the December minutes I was sent. These minutes have been changed. They are not as they were written and emailed out to the owners. Is this something that my HOA board is allowed to do? Considering that this is an issue that I am disputing I find this to be alarming. Also, I feel the fact that I was not notified of this rule until late April to be pertinent to my case. I am not waiting 6 months to dispute something. I am taking action within a month of being officially notified.

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Do I need to be outside with my year old son when he is playing

Do I need to be outside with my year old son when he is playing in the grass which is 8 feet from my front door? This seems to be discrimination to me. Is it? In the rule below from my condo it states that I am responsible, but nowhere does it say I need to constantly supervise or be outside with my son.Supervision – All minors are the responsibility of their parent or guardian while in public areas. Common areas include but are not limited to breezeways, sidewalks, grass areas, laundry room, clubhouse, etc.

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I got a modification on my mortgage 5 years ago all payments

I got a modification on my mortgage 5 years ago all payments were made on time, now that I am retired and my income is significantly less I requested an additional modification to avoid a 6.25% rate the bank is asking me to turn the property over to them. I am inclined to believe the modification was denied because I am black, what do you suggest.

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We have been living in an extended stay that advertises as

We have been living in an extended stay that advertises as "apartment homes". We received notice that management wouldn't accept Feb. rent aand today security informed my 24 yo son he was not allowed visitors. Numerous other issues have happened as well. We seem to pay a higher rent than other tennents. Our plan was to stay until March while I began chemo and radiation. I wonder if there has been any civil rights violations? are "eviction laws" different for this type of housing In Arizona. Thank you.

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Ray - a friend of mine is going through the following

Hi Ray - a friend of mine is going through the following scenario of facts: There apartment complex was purchased by a married women. Two male tenants wanted to add two additional males to the lease in order to occupy the second bedroom, effectively increasingthe occupancy to the two bedroom unit from two male persons to four male persons. The business relationship with the new owner of about one year was pretty lax so other than the lease agreement everything has been verbal except for one audio conversation andseveral texting messages. When my friend asked the landlord if two more males could be added to the lease, to occupy the second bedroom, the response from her was "my husband is not comfortable with four guys living in the apartment". After this statementwas made, the impact has been for the two current occupants to move into a much smaller place, as they could no longer afford the increase of rent by $300 in less than a twelve month period. The county of incident is Dallas, City of Dallas. The City of DallasFair Housing Office has been contacted and they are investigating on whether to open a case. So the two questions are: Are there any state or federal statutes which would consider the landlords words discriminatory or threatening which could be actionableand if so, then; 1) What type of complaint could be filed, and in which civil court; 2) What would be the offending counts to list, and what type of punitive damages are appropriate? Thank you.

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