When I walked into the room tonight; some stared at me looking surprised that I showed up. One woman gave me the evil eye, staring me down. She did get her shot at me; getting up from her chair walking towards me; threatening to punch my face in. than proceeded to call me names. Infront of a police officer!
What it comes down to is; I rented to a Puerto Rican family. A week later all hell broke loose. Than it started they broke his Van window the cops being called daily for any and all reason even if imagined ones. The calls to DSS of child abuse or neglect. In the last 10 days they've been called to the property 7times. Now they want the tenants to write Albany to go after the person making the false reports.
I've gone everywhere even to City Hall.
I am not a racist. I've never been a racist and they will not bully me into being a racist. But I have to make these people move when the lease runs out. I personally would have moved long ago and not put up with the crap these people have been dishing out. A contract with Belmont is not easily broken.
I've made appointments for my tenants to speak with a respenative from HOME, Housing Opporutnities Made Equal.
I would say what names they've called me but then I'd proably get booted from the site. It's shameful the way these people have been acting but as they told me in City Hall the Old First Ward of Buffalo is set in their ways about race. Nothing you can do about it to change it.
Before I left the meeting I did speak with our PO Officer. I tried to speak with him months ago but he didn't get back with me so I knew he wasn't going to help with anything. I did finally get him on the phone after we spoke I knew for a fact he wasn't going to help. He has one goal; to go after Slumlords. Never called me back either. Go figure.
I listened to the building inspector speak of a problem property. How he refused to call the guy back or meet with him. Sorry but that's his dam job meeting home owners and inspecting. Not standing in a room full of people proudly saying how he was sucessfully avoiding the guy? How everyone in the room knew he was a Jerk! Calling my Councilman names because he went to bat for this landlord in Court.
I feel the building inspector needs to find another job if this is how he speaks of his bosses in a public forum. If the Councilman had been at this meeting, believe me this inspector would not have spoken about him as he did.
I am not a slumlord. I've worked very hard and invested a lot of money and time into my houses. Only to be told I'm a race loving beachnut.
I wish I could say this was the end of it but it's not, It's not going to end until I evict the Peurto Ricans and the lower tenants who have a grandson that lives with them who is half black.