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Seniors live under intimidation
By Joan Hurilman


August 31, 2007
Friday PM

First a big thank you to Andrew Damstedt for making our scooter plight at Seaview known to everyone, and with Jim Hill our Assistant Fire Marshall, for trying to work with the management in resolving this situation , to no avail. The problem comes from management at Seaview and Anchorage. We are "threatened" with continual lease violations ( i.e. cooking odors coming from our room.or rearranging furniture to make areas more accessible)

Since Ms. White has been manager, one resident who has resided at Seaview since 1999, has received 3 violations (never any with previous managers). Our 100 year old resident received a "lease violation" for being one day late on her rent (after 15 years), even tho she has a working phone and her apartment is only 5 doors away from Ms. White's office, she was not afforded the luxury of being 'reminded'. There is no compassion or understanding of our seniors by Ms. White, and three quarters of them live under intimidation or a "lease violation".

Seniors are not allowed to have a garden as it would be a liability, we are not allowed to have a 'change machine' in the laundry room, as no other facility has one, after we were told we could. Scooters are just the "tip of the iceburg". At our age we understand and appreciate rules, we just do not appreciate being treated like 6 year olds with continual threats or living in a half way house. Yes, I stand up for our seniors, and will continue to do so, with or without Ms. White's "lease violation".

Joan Hurilman
Ketchikan, AK

Received August 31, 2007 - Published August 31, 2007


Related News:

Move scooters or move out - Eviction threat at SeaView by ANDREW DAMSTEDT - Alaska Housing Finance Corp. issued lease violations to four SeaView Terrace Apartments residents Tuesday because their mobility scooters were left in the hall, which is against the city's fire code. - Read this Ketchikan Daily News story...
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