Jennifer Olson-Stuckless 
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Re: “[UPDATED] McFadden declines mayor's request to resign RHA post

I attended that meeting last Wednesday as a representative of a landlord who rented to an RHA recipient. I was shocked and saddened to see that it became a race issue, as well a political issue...instead of a procedural issue, which in my estimation is exactly what it is on a myriad of levels. I hear the complaints tenants have that they live in squalor in homes not taken care of by landlords. I believe this happens. I, on the other hand, have rented a beautiful, clean, lead free 5 bedroom home in the suburbs to an RHA recipient who caused over $12,000 worth of damage. Nearly $2000 of it was just to remove the garbage left behind so that we could even begin the turn around process. 'RHA supports people with tax payers dollars to destroy taxpayer property' is what I said. Unfortunately, there is no recourse for the landlord I represent. RHA is a GREAT community asset for the city of Rochester, and my experience with them has been a positive one in that they are VERY concerned for the safety of their tenants. Landlords? Not so much. This is simply, in my mind, indicative of a need for change of procedures all around. Good tenants, Good landlords and for those who are less than stellar? They need to be booted out of the program. Immediately. The problem is I see a publicly funded group who seek housing on behalf of their tenants signed up for the program, and not enough properties to serve the needs of their clients. ...so they have to 'settle' . Perhaps if RHA fostered a program in which Landlords (taxpayers) were as well cared for as tenants, perhaps they might find more people willing to open up their rentals to them. But it's not fair or just to put the blame on race, economic resources, RHA, employees, tenants, landlords. It's is a breakdown of all of those factors combined. It's a breakdown of communication, a breakdown of a systemic application. And I believe it can be fixed. Pronto. With a calm understanding and a holistic approach. I plan on attending the Nov 19 meeting, I don't need to stand behind a podium and yell, I simply need to listen and understand....and that's what I will do.

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Posted by Jennifer Olson-Stuckless on 10/28/2014 at 6:59 PM

Re: “Warren wants answers on RHA dismissal

Does anyone know what time the Board meeting is on Wednesday?

Posted by Jennifer Olson-Stuckless on 10/21/2014 at 6:42 PM

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