NC City Backs Woman's Efforts To Fight Eviction

A North Carolina city is supporting a woman's fight against the managers of a federally subsidized housing complex to avoid eviction.

The News & Record of Greensboro reported Saturday the case is the first time the city has used the Fair Housing Ordinance in support of a tenant fighting an eviction order.

LaTonya Stimpson is appealing an eviction order by the management of the J.T. Hairston Memorial Apartments that is owned by a nonprofit church board.

Stimpson is a mother of four and says she is being evicted in retaliation for her efforts to have the property managers replaced.

Apartment official Mary Mims has told the News & Record that management complied with all federal housing rules in evicting tenants.

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  • by Mr. Whirly Location: High Point on Mar 15, 2010 at 03:59 PM
    For the poster McCray: If you're at work, why are you wasting your employer's time posting your opinions here, and then proceed to complain about us letting you "do what you get paid for." I suggest you can do that regardless of what people post on here. You can always post when you're not on someone else's clock. Number two: she is not "taking on the city." She's taking on the non-profit that's giving her what is presumably Section 8 Housing (or the equivalent thereof). The City is the one defending her. Lastly, I honestly want to know precisely what the claims are against her. The local news outlets have done a pretty lousy job of explaining what the justification is for the eviction. All we're told is that she says they're exacting revenge on her for complaining about management. I'd like to know the other side of the story so I can at least get a grip on the whole issue.
  • by Lamar Location: Greensboro on Mar 10, 2010 at 09:31 AM
    I always marvel at the experience of spending time with people. Being a resident of Greensboro, I have had the time and privilege to visit with the families being affected by the inhumane treatment of the authorities in our society. SassyMom was so kind to bring about several assumptions that people often have about families facing these situations so I will respond with some truth that I have experienced. The families in Hairston Homes are vibrant, full of energy, and willing to do what it takes to ensure a bright and promising future for themselves as well as their children. Outsiders will always be present to perpetuate baseless accusations and assumptions fed to them by the inept, inane, and incompetent leaders of the society in which we live. Until you get the opportunity to be among people, make no assumption about them or their situations. Learn from experience.
  • by McCray Location: Greensboro, NC on Mar 1, 2010 at 08:13 AM
    The young woman has 4 children and yes they all have fathers that she makes do for their children,(if she is willing to take on the city don't you think that she will do them the same way). She is very educated and wishes to further her education. She fights for what is right and will not be treated wrong by anyone. Why would she have to leave her home because of the management. She is not only fighting for her family but the many families that are padlocked and put on the streets daily for a $15 blind. You can judge but without the facts you will be wrong. She has always worked and taken Danm good care of her children, but if she makes $250 housing wanted $249. She is not the "project Chick" type. She is a home body that will do for anyone that needs help. So get off of her back!! As far as her not paying her rent she always did. Call her and get the facts. Remember that Housing has done this to old people also...I am at work so let me do what I get paid for.(Tonya's Oldest Sister)
  • by ~ALPHA female~ Location: O84P on Feb 22, 2010 at 10:04 AM
    Ah yes.. I'm living there too, and my score was 100. .. Now what?!
  • by SassyMom Location: ENC on Feb 22, 2010 at 10:03 AM
    I think that the majority of us are right in our assumptions that this woman is taking advantage of a system that already is supporting her and her 4 children, legit or not. She more than likely does not work, get's energy assistance, food stamps, WIC, and then went and got a big fat Tax refund that she doesn't deserve by filing child tax credits and using head of household. I do not feel sorry for her. I DO however feel sorry for her children because they will never want to better themselves as long as they see mom being sorry. Society doesn't keep them down, THEY keep them down. There are opportunities, you just have to WANT to do better.
  • by federal housing on Feb 21, 2010 at 07:59 PM
    federal housing is usually for people who cant pay rent. the tax payers pay for it. of course we dont know the situation, the woman could be disabled with four special needs children. theres alot of that going around these days!
  • by Anonymous on Feb 21, 2010 at 05:53 PM
    Squiggly line ALHA feman,where is your reality?Courious?What is your test score?Are you living there TOO!
  • by Anonymous on Feb 21, 2010 at 03:34 PM
    This person should just accept the eviction and leave. Why would you want to live somewhere that they do not want you? She is trying to prove some civil rights point I am sure. Get your own house and then u can make your own rules.
  • by ~ALPHA female~ Location: O84P on Feb 21, 2010 at 02:46 PM
    You really should have to take a test before you can own a computer and have Internet service... If that was the case, the only comments on this post would be mine, Eddie's and amazed! ...How do the rest of you make it through life so naive and stupid?
  • by Eddie Location: Grifton on Feb 21, 2010 at 06:06 AM
    I love how the story is in black & white right in front of your eyes and still you read between the lines to come up with your own assumptions. NEVER did it say she was behind on rent or could not support her children. It said eviction was in retaliation of her trying to get the management replaced. Why don't you read what's in front of you and quit trying to fabricate your own version of the story. "Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned, forgive, and ye shall be forgiven." ~Luke 6:37~
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