On Tuesday, August 6, HHA Executive Director Carmelo Garcia posted this notice (below) through-out the HHA. It reads in part:
ATTENTION HHA RESIDENTS
Please be aware that someone is inappropriately spreading vicious lies about the Vision 20/20 Plan and myself. It is shameful that someone would use 1990's fear tactics to confuse and alarm residents of the Hoboken Housing Authority.
You will not lose your home and no one will be displaced. The Vision 20/20 Plan is a 10-year plan that enhances your quality of living!
We do not approve of unwarranted solicitations and do not recommend you sign anything you do not understand.
Please call the Hoboken Police Department if you feel threatened or harassed.
|HHA Executive Director Carmelo Garcia's notice to HHA tenants dated August 6, 2013|
"Please call the Hoboken Police Department if you feel threatened or harassed."
GA hopes SaveTheProjects takes Carmelo Garcia's advice.
Carmelo Garcia is right: if a person is threatened or harassed they must file a police report in order to establish a record of the incident. And if their property is stolen or vandalized, and/or their landlord attempts an illegal eviction, they must file a police incident report then seek legal recourse for attempted illegal eviction of a tenant of federal housing, a violation of their civil rights.
Legal Services in New Jersey provides full access to essential civil legal aid for all economically disadvantaged people who cannot secure a lawyer on their own.
Here you go, honey:
Northeast New Jersey Legal Services
574 Summit Avenue Jersey City, NJ 07306
County: Hudson County
(p): (201) 792-6363
Office Hours: 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
A member for the HHA tenants group, Save the Projects, alleges this happened yesterday:
I want to let you know, my car was broken into and another passenger side door broken and my work ID stolen. Moreover, I now know it was them who broke into my car a little over a month ago damaging the passenger side door... I didn't suspect I was on their list, especially as I wasn't involved in any way, shape, or form organizing last month at all. I didn't even talk to anyone about Vision2020 or anything. Other people were involved, but I wasn't. I only recently got involved. However, after the incidents of this morning, I now know they were involved. The Housing Site manager came to my door demanding I sign a statement or otherwise I would be evicted immediately. I told her I won't open my door, but to slide to the clipboard. The form said it was a notice of service for eviction the section marked other was checked and it read in tiny writing something to the effect of: I claim sole responsibility for putting out lying, misleading flyers. I threw the clipboard back, which was stupid on my part. When I asked why I was being served, she told me they knew from day 1 last year I was involved, because... She was embarrassed. She was put up to say this. A maintenance man who is friendly to me & fears losing his job approached me yesterday. He commented to me about the door. Said they broke into my apt, too last month when I wasn't home, but didn't find anything, except a ***** they confiscated. In fact, I cannot find the **** and there's also a ***** missing... There maybe other things, but I haven't noticed anything else, yet. He told me there are millions going down, he's going to evict you, damage your vehicle, break your arm, and set you up as an example to others.Excuse my blue language but, what the fuck?
(1) 'Fake' flyers appear all over the HHA, made to look like they were done by SaveTheProjects- they were NOT. One flyer co-opted the NAACP logo prompting NAACP Chapter President Eugene Drayton to file a "copyright infringement" complaint with the Hoboken Police Department.
(2) A member of that group claims to be served with an eviction notice grounded on "lying, misleading flyers".
The two lawyers GA reviewed this with concurred that "lying, misleading flyers" were ILLEGAL grounds for eviction.
Could this be why HHA Attorney Charles Daglian is so important to keep around?
Does Daglian know what's going on? That an outspoken tenant was (allegedly) served with an illegal eviction notice?
Charles Daglian has a lot of explaining to do.
Eviction is a LEGAL process, and Daglian is the HHA's LEGAL advisor. Perhaps if Stuiver and the Reform Commissioners had not been thwarted at every step to replace the HHA's attorney, perhaps this (alleged) disgusting effort to illegally oust a person targeted for her FREE SPEECH would not have occured.
Maybe. Maybe not.
In any event, GA asks the Reform Commissioners to confront Daglian and find out why eviction is allegedly used as a weapon against tenants of federal housing for the crime of FREE SPEECH- illegal, and a violation of their civil rights.