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Old 08-08-2009, 04:59 PM
 
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Default A neighborhood block mtg will be held for rowdy neighbors, what to expect

Our new neighbors moved in (there are about 12 or more in a 2 family home). They are on gov't assistance section 8 and the reason I mention that is because this mtg is being held (I think anyway) as a brainstorming of what can be done to get them out due to their daily/nightly routine of hanging around, shirtless, EXTREMELY loud and inconsiderate of others. But if there is a contract with the gov't (section 8) wouldn't it be impossible to evict them just because they are loud, obnoxious, rowdy and inconsiderate neighbors?

I wonder if anyone has been involved in these types of meetings prior and what type of resolution was had. Do we have any hope if some neighbors banded together on this issue.

p.s. - just in case folks misinterpret, I have nothing against sec 8 recipient families at all, these just happen to be abrasive people and would still grate nerves had they paid half a million in cash for their home. I mentioned it solely b/c I wondered if there were any strict gov't laws that states section 8 tenants must stay in their homes for a set amount of time leaving us neighbors will no hope at all.

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Old 08-08-2009, 06:34 PM
 
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I hope it turns out well for you. Check out the noise ordinances (sp?) in your area. At this point that is the only legal thing you can do. I would not get directly involved with them incase the reason they are section 8 is because they are nuts.

I would also contact the local welfare office for advice too.

I remember these was a post awhile back where a few banded together to get rid of normal renters that were rowdy batchelor type situation.

Watch for drug activity.
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Old 08-08-2009, 06:39 PM
 
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shirtless? well if the women are shirtless, then you might have something to work with, but I suspect that ain't the case.
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Old 08-08-2009, 06:40 PM
 
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Our new neighbors moved in (there are about 12 or more in a 2 family home). They are on gov't assistance section 8 and the reason I mention that is because this mtg is being held (I think anyway) as a brainstorming of what can be done to get them out due to their daily/nightly routine of hanging around, shirtless, EXTREMELY loud and inconsiderate of others. But if there is a contract with the gov't (section 8) wouldn't it be impossible to evict them just because they are loud, obnoxious, rowdy and inconsiderate neighbors?

I wonder if anyone has been involved in these types of meetings prior and what type of resolution was had. Do we have any hope if some neighbors banded together on this issue.

p.s. - just in case folks misinterpret, I have nothing against sec 8 recipient families at all, these just happen to be abrasive people and would still grate nerves had they paid half a million in cash for their home. I mentioned it solely b/c I wondered if there were any strict gov't laws that states section 8 tenants must stay in their homes for a set amount of time leaving us neighbors will no hope at all.

Thank you
Well, if there truly ARE "12 or more" living in the home, then that is your key. Section 8 has very specific guidelines about how many people can live in a certain number of rooms.
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Old 08-08-2009, 06:45 PM
 
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Well, if there truly ARE "12 or more" living in the home, then that is your key. Section 8 has very specific guidelines about how many people can live in a certain number of rooms.
Yes, there are a lot of people in and out but I don't know if they live there even though they stop by everyday.

Does anyone know what NY Section complaint numbers are if there is such a thing when you suspect suspicious activity? I really hate to do this but they are SO friggin' rowdy and we couldn't even enjoy the summer with the children playing outside this year and we pay too much to not enjoy our own home.
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Old 08-09-2009, 03:02 AM
 
Location: Charlotte. Or Detroit.
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Maybe start with noise complaints to the police?
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Old 08-09-2009, 09:10 AM
 
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I'm sure they've gotten a multitude of complaints. Just the other day we called our local precinct because of a loud argument (profanities thrown around with children nearby etc...) and the local precinct told me that someone already called and she said the next time I should call 911 instead!?!?! It never occurred to me to do that but someone did call already.
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Old 08-09-2009, 05:24 PM
 
Location: Minnesota
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Our new neighbors moved in (there are about 12 or more in a 2 family home). They are on gov't assistance section 8 and the reason I mention that is because this mtg is being held (I think anyway) as a brainstorming of what can be done to get them out due to their daily/nightly routine of hanging around, shirtless, EXTREMELY loud and inconsiderate of others. But if there is a contract with the gov't (section 8) wouldn't it be impossible to evict them just because they are loud, obnoxious, rowdy and inconsiderate neighbors?

I wonder if anyone has been involved in these types of meetings prior and what type of resolution was had. Do we have any hope if some neighbors banded together on this issue.

p.s. - just in case folks misinterpret, I have nothing against sec 8 recipient families at all, these just happen to be abrasive people and would still grate nerves had they paid half a million in cash for their home. I mentioned it solely b/c I wondered if there were any strict gov't laws that states section 8 tenants must stay in their homes for a set amount of time leaving us neighbors will no hope at all.

Thank you
One year lease is signed so yer stuck .. and umm are ya sure they are sec8
give it up your dislike of these folks wont get them kicked out ..
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Old 08-09-2009, 05:26 PM
 
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In addition to calling the police EVERY time they are overly obnoxious, I would contact the local Housing Authority that issued their Section vouchers.

Take pictures, make notes of dates, times, incidents on a regular basis. If you are seeing a lot of 10 and 15 minute "visits" by numerous people, report "possible suspicious activity" as well.

Section 8 vouchers from the government do not give them the right to overload the home beyond code, or to disturb the neighborhood with offensive and loud behaviour (and I'm not counting the shirtless part LOL).
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Old 08-11-2009, 04:18 PM
 
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In addition to calling the police EVERY time they are overly obnoxious, I would contact the local Housing Authority that issued their Section vouchers.

Take pictures, make notes of dates, times, incidents on a regular basis. If you are seeing a lot of 10 and 15 minute "visits" by numerous people, report "possible suspicious activity" as well.

Section 8 vouchers from the government do not give them the right to overload the home beyond code, or to disturb the neighborhood with offensive and loud behaviour (and I'm not counting the shirtless part LOL).
Thanks, but how do I begin to find out which local Housing Authority issued their vouchers. They probably transferred it from out of state since I hear they can do that. I guess there is no 'general' section 8 number to call to report possible suspicious activity.
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