I live in Spokane, Washington and would like to obtain advice on my rights as a tenant living in subsidized housing. I would like a non-governmental advocate site if anyone knows of such.
I am incurring retaliation from a real estate management company manager, who entered another tenants apartment, during his absence, took his therapeutic animal (a cat and certified by the state of WA as being necessary for his mental well-being, thus not deemed a pet) and gave his cat to a stranger passing down the street.
I advocated for this tenant, presented evidence to the contrary to the landlord, a non-profit entity, who has not fired this manager, nor replaced the management company, and has allowed the tenant to be further abused by this real estate management company.
Now, I am the target of that companies wrath, so much so that I must relocate at a time when I do not choose to, will suffer financial damage, and have incurred a tremendous amount of stress from "doing the right thing".
I have sought remedies with fair housing, and the housing authority but the results are that I must move and that this manager will not be prosecuted, nor the non-profit suffer for allowing her to remain as the manager in lieu of what she has done. There are also several other health, and safety violations that have resulted in tenants being injured. As well as deteroration of the building because of non-repair etc.
Can anyone advise me of my rights in subsidized housing (whose tenancy rules are different) or refer me to an advocacy site?
I have incurred numerous injustices and so have several other tenants. I would also like to know of chances of prevailing should I bring suit against both the management company and the non-profit landlord.
I would like to better the living conditions of this group of valuable tenants that I must leave behind.