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Woman being evicted from apartment after refusing to provide ultrasound photo


NEWS.
>>ALL RIGHT, THANK YOU.>>ALL RIGHT, THANK YOU.
A SOUTH FLORIDA MOTHER AND HER A SOUTH FLORIDA MOTHER AND HER
THREE SMALL CHILDREN ARE BEING THREE SMALL CHILDREN ARE BEING
KICKED TO THE CURB BECAUSE SHE KICKED TO THE CURB BECAUSE SHE
SAYS WELL SHE DIDN’T PROVIDE AN SAYS WELL SHE DIDN’T PROVIDE AN
ULTRASOUND IMAGE, TO HER ULTRASOUND IMAGE, TO HER
LANDLORD WHILE SHE WAS PREGNANT. LANDLORD WHILE SHE WAS PREGNANT.
TONIGHT, FAIR HOUSING ADVOCATES TONIGHT, FAIR HOUSING ADVOCATES
AND ATTORNEYS ARE CALLING THE AND ATTORNEYS ARE CALLING THE
PRACTICE OUTRAGEOUS, AND THEY PRACTICE OUTRAGEOUS, AND THEY
FILED SUIT. FILED SUIT.
WHY WOULD A LANDLORD NEED A WHY WOULD A LANDLORD NEED A
PICTURE OF THE INSIDE OF HER PICTURE OF THE INSIDE OF HER
BODY. BODY.
>>JEFF WEINSIER WENT TO FIND>>JEFF WEINSIER WENT TO FIND
OUT. OUT.
>>I AM ABOUT TO GET KICKED OUT>>I AM ABOUT TO GET KICKED OUT
OF MY APARTMENT, WHERE AM I GO OF MY APARTMENT, WHERE AM I GO
INK TO TO IN I THINK ABOUT THAT INK TO TO IN I THINK ABOUT THAT
EVERY DAY. EVERY DAY.
>>SHE IS A SINGLE MOTHER OF>>SHE IS A SINGLE MOTHER OF
THREE SHE WORKED FULL TIME, BUT THREE SHE WORKED FULL TIME, BUT
THESE DAYS IT IS HARD TO THESE DAYS IT IS HARD TO
CONCENTRATE WHEN YOU ARE ABOUT CONCENTRATE WHEN YOU ARE ABOUT
TO BE THROWN OUT. TO BE THROWN OUT.
>>EVERY DAY I AM LOOKING>>EVERY DAY I AM LOOKING
LOOKING FOR APARTMENTS I ISN’T LOOKING FOR APARTMENTS I ISN’T
FOCUS ON MY JOB, SHE CALLED THIS FOCUS ON MY JOB, SHE CALLED THIS
HOME. HOME.
THIS IS PRIVATELY OWNED THIS IS PRIVATELY OWNED
AFFORDABLE HOUSING BUILT THIS AFFORDABLE HOUSING BUILT THIS
PART WITH YOUR TAX DOLLARS. PART WITH YOUR TAX DOLLARS.
BECAUSE OF A MASSIVE AFFORDABLE BECAUSE OF A MASSIVE AFFORDABLE
HOUSING SHORTAGE IT TOOK DAVIS HOUSING SHORTAGE IT TOOK DAVIS
ALMOST A YEAR TO GET INTO HERE. ALMOST A YEAR TO GET INTO HERE.
SHE HAS NEVER BEEN LATE WITH THE SHE HAS NEVER BEEN LATE WITH THE
RENT, THERE ARE NO COMPLAINTS RENT, THERE ARE NO COMPLAINTS
AGAINST HER, BUT ACCORDING TO AGAINST HER, BUT ACCORDING TO
THIS LETTER HER LEASE ISN’T BEEN THIS LETTER HER LEASE ISN’T BEEN
RENEWED. RENEWED.
SHORTLY AFTER SHE MOVED IN, SHORTLY AFTER SHE MOVED IN,
DAVIS SAYS SHE GOT A CALL FROM DAVIS SAYS SHE GOT A CALL FROM
ASSISTANT PROPERTY MANAGER. ASSISTANT PROPERTY MANAGER.
>>HE SAID WE AREN’T GOING TO>>HE SAID WE AREN’T GOING TO
RENEW YOUR LEASE, AND I SAID RENEW YOUR LEASE, AND I SAID
WHY, AND HE SAID BECAUSE OF YOUR WHY, AND HE SAID BECAUSE OF YOUR
PREGNANCY, AND I SAID WHAT I CAN PREGNANCY, AND I SAID WHAT I CAN
DO. DO.
>>DAVIS WAS TOLD SHE DIDN’T>>DAVIS WAS TOLD SHE DIDN’T
COMPLY WITH AN APPARENT POLICY COMPLY WITH AN APPARENT POLICY
FOR PREGNANT WOMEN. FOR PREGNANT WOMEN.
>>YOU HAD TO GIVE HIM AN>>YOU HAD TO GIVE HIM AN
ULTRASOUND AND A NOTE FROM A ULTRASOUND AND A NOTE FROM A
DOCTOR SAYING MY DUE DATE. DOCTOR SAYING MY DUE DATE.
A LET FRESH THE DOCTOR. A LET FRESH THE DOCTOR.
DID THEY EVER ASK FOR ONE. DID THEY EVER ASK FOR ONE.
>>THEY NEVER ASKED FOR ONE.>>THEY NEVER ASKED FOR ONE.
>>OUR MESSAGES WEREN’T RETURNED>>OUR MESSAGES WEREN’T RETURNED
TO WE SHOWED UP AT THE RENTAL TO WE SHOWED UP AT THE RENTAL
OFFICE. OFFICE.
>>I AM WONDERING IF I CAN TALK>>I AM WONDERING IF I CAN TALK
TO YOU ABOUT ASKING FOR TO YOU ABOUT ASKING FOR
ULTRASOUND PICTURES. ULTRASOUND PICTURES.
WHAT DO YOU DO WITH THE PICTURES WHAT DO YOU DO WITH THE PICTURES
IN. IN.
>>TO ASK FOR A PHOTOGRAPH OF>>TO ASK FOR A PHOTOGRAPH OF
THE INSIDE OF A MOTHER’S WOMB, THE INSIDE OF A MOTHER’S WOMB,
IS SO INSPRUCIVE. IS SO INSPRUCIVE.
IT HAS NO REASON TO BE IN AN IT HAS NO REASON TO BE IN AN
APPLICATION FOR RENT. APPLICATION FOR RENT.
>>PRESIDENT AND C.E.O. OF>>PRESIDENT AND C.E.O. OF
HOUSING OPPORTUNITIES PROJECT HOUSING OPPORTUNITIES PROJECT
FOR EXCELLENT, OR HOPE. FOR EXCELLENT, OR HOPE.
IT IS A NONPROFIT, THE ONE OF IT IS A NONPROFIT, THE ONE OF
THE MISSIONS IS INVESTIGATING THE MISSIONS IS INVESTIGATING
HOUSING DISCRIMINATION. HOUSING DISCRIMINATION.
>>OUR TESTER POSED AS A>>OUR TESTER POSED AS A
PREGNANT HOUSING SEEKER. PREGNANT HOUSING SEEKER.
>>HOPE INCORPORATED SEPTEMBER A>>HOPE INCORPORATED SEPTEMBER A
YOUNG WOMAN UNDERCOVER INTO HIS YOUNG WOMAN UNDERCOVER INTO HIS
OFFICE. OFFICE.
>>THEY BEING OUR TESTER WERE>>THEY BEING OUR TESTER WERE
TOLD THAT AN ULTRASOUND AND TOLD THAT AN ULTRASOUND AND
LETTER CERTIFYING PREGNANCY AND LETTER CERTIFYING PREGNANCY AND
GIVING A DATE THAT THE CHILD WAS GIVING A DATE THAT THE CHILD WAS
DUE, WAS A REQUIREMENT. DUE, WAS A REQUIREMENT.
>>IN FACT, A RENTAL AGENT EVEN>>IN FACT, A RENTAL AGENT EVEN
WROTE IT ON A LIST OF WROTE IT ON A LIST OF
REQUIREMENTS THAT WAS GIVEN TO REQUIREMENTS THAT WAS GIVEN TO
THE UNDERCOVER TESTER. THE UNDERCOVER TESTER.
>>ESSENTIALLY NOT RENEWING HER>>ESSENTIALLY NOT RENEWING HER
LEASE BECAUSE OF THE FACT THAT LEASE BECAUSE OF THE FACT THAT
SHE DIDN’T TELL THEM ABOUT A SHE DIDN’T TELL THEM ABOUT A
PREGNANCY IS THE REASON WHY WE PREGNANCY IS THE REASON WHY WE
ARE SUING THEM. ARE SUING THEM.
>>THE ATTORNEY SAYS THISN’T>>THE ATTORNEY SAYS THISN’T
JUST ABOUT DAVIS. JUST ABOUT DAVIS.
>>HOW MANY PEOPLE WERE EVICTED?>>HOW MANY PEOPLE WERE EVICTED?
HOW MANY DIDN’T GET APARTMENTS? HOW MANY DIDN’T GET APARTMENTS?
HOW MANY HAVE THEY HURT BEFORE HOW MANY HAVE THEY HURT BEFORE
P. P.
>>THIS LAW THAT DISCRIMINATES>>THIS LAW THAT DISCRIMINATES
HAS BEEN IN EFFECT FOR 30 YEARS. HAS BEEN IN EFFECT FOR 30 YEARS.
IF YOU ARE IN THE BUSINESS YOU IF YOU ARE IN THE BUSINESS YOU
NEED TO KNOW THE RULES. NEED TO KNOW THE RULES.
>>LOCAL 10 NEWS CONTACTED ALL>>LOCAL 10 NEWS CONTACTED ALL
OF THE COMPANIES, WE HAVEN’T OF THE COMPANIES, WE HAVEN’T
GOTTEN A SINGLE CALL BACK. GOTTEN A SINGLE CALL BACK.
>>WHAT DO YOU DO WITH THE>>WHAT DO YOU DO WITH THE
PICTURES, SIR IN. PICTURES, SIR IN.
>>I JUST HOPE WE CAN GET THIS.>>I JUST HOPE WE CAN GET THIS.
>>YOU ARE DENYING HOUSING TO>>YOU ARE DENYING HOUSING TO
THOSE PEOPLE WHO THIS HOUSING THOSE PEOPLE WHO THIS HOUSING
WAS INTENDED TO BENEFIT. WAS INTENDED TO BENEFIT.
YOU AREN’T DOING WHAT IT IS YOU YOU AREN’T DOING WHAT IT IS YOU
SAID YOU WOULD DO WHEN YOU TOOK SAID YOU WOULD DO WHEN YOU TOOK
OUR TAX DOLLARS TO MAKE THIS OUR TAX DOLLARS TO MAKE THIS
HOUSING AVAILABLE. HOUSING AVAILABLE.
>>LOCAL 10 NEWS.>>LOCAL 10 NEWS.
>>JEFF, THANK YOU.>>JEFF, THANK YOU.
LOCAL E. THE NEWS HAS REACHED LOCAL E. THE NEWS HAS REACHED
OUT TO HUD, THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OUT TO HUD, THE U.S. DEPARTMENT
OF HOUSING WE ARE WAITING FOR A OF HOUSING WE ARE WAITING FOR A
RESPONSE TONED. RESPONSE TONED.
AND BROWARD COUNTY ALSO GAVE TAX AND BROWARD COUNTY ALSO GAVE TAX
PROJECTS TO THIS PROJECT.

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