|HHA attorney Daglian responds to explosive disclosure of illegal eviction served on HHA tenant activist.|
What a difference a day makes. And sunlight.
Yesterday GA posted an account by HHA tenant activist SaveTheProjects, where she told of her car being vandalized and property stolen, her apartment burglarized, and service with an eviction notice- the grounds for eviction were posting "lying, misleading flyers".
GA called it as what it was, an illegal eviction, and layed it at the feet of the HHA's attorney, Charles Daglian. Daglian is responsible for legal proceedings against tenants and there was nothing legal about the service of this eviction notice, the notice itself or the grounds for eviction. In fact, Daglian set up the Hoboken Housing Authority for a substantial wrongful eviction lawsuit.
What to do, when one gets caught with his pants down?
SaveTheProjects contacted me late last night:
I tried today to get a copy of the statement or the eviction notice. I was told to wait and I received the notice that is attached instead. The housing manager said two witnesses say they saw me personally put up this flyer, which is a lie. No one saw me put up anything in the hallway & I never put this flyer up or wrote up this flyer.
Charles Daglian issued a 'cease and desist' letter (top of page) dated August 6 (Tuesday), yet a notice was delivered to her on August 7 (Wednesday) to sign claiming she was being evicted on the grounds of "misleading flyers"! When she tried to get a copy of the eviction notice at the office on August 8 (Thursday) she was handed the Daglian letter instead!
Huh? Talk about the cart coming before the eviction-horse.
So the HHA attempted to illegally evict SaveTheProjects before serving the legal notice to "cease and desist" the activity for which she was being evicted.
It looks like the sunlight on GA sent them scrambling. Well, there's more:
Attached is the boring flyer I put up in the mailrooms. The copy I put up had the radio program also on it.
SaveTheProjects attached this flyer, the one actually created by the tenants group, not doctored up by unknown persons.
Well, there's more sunlight ahead.
I understand that SaveTheProjects plans to 'go public' so that is good news. It is a lot easier to bully someone in the dark than it is when everyone's watching.