Housing woes!

My letter said they were doing interviews for a March 1 move in. No one in Public Housing answers the phones including their receptionist. March 30 after calling several days and leaving messages asking what was going on since I had been told that I had been approved and would be going to see the apartments and make a choice, I went to the office in person. The woman who interviewed me said they were remodeling the apartments and I would be called a few days in advance once they were ready to do the tour and see if I wanted to live there. I don’t have a choice really so what I think of them doesn’t matter.

She said all I can tell you is that you were approved, but I have no idea when. She told me to do light packing if I want.

I think the fact they don’t answer their phone is ridiculous and wastes more time if they have to come out to the reception area because people have to show up to talk to someone and they complain about interruptions. Answer your phone which takes, but a few minutes or at least return the calls if you don’t want people showing up at the office.

And don’t send out letters with move-in dates if you don’t have a definite date. My dad tells me just remember what country you live in, hmph!!

I feel as if they are playing games with me. Social Services is worse. They look down on the people it is their job to help. I don’t know if it is just the USA or other countries too.

Tessa – advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses, also devout Christian

Author – http://www.finallyawriter.wordpress.com (this blog contains my old work), new work is on this blog http://www.tessacandoit.com


7 thoughts on “Housing woes!

  1. morgueticiaatoms

    Sorry to hear about you having to deal with this incompetence. Been there, kind of, when the new landlord rented that trailer to someone else on a Sunday after promising it to us the Thursday before. Then it took a week and a half of basically phone stalking him just to get a signed lease for the place we did get,
    Spook and I are lucky that we did find a place and we’re locked in legally for a year long as we abide by the rules, so…hoping things work out for you, too. This ‘moving but not moving’ limbo thing is an anxiety trigger no one needs. Good luck!

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    1. Tessa Post author

      Thanks Morgue. I agree with you completely.These places are yearly inspected before they renew the lease and one of the rules is that all trash must go out every day and of course be neat and tidy. I didn’t have time to read all the rules.Good thing my bipolar is basically under control right now. I am not the cleanest or tidiest person around and having to take the trash out everyday no matter the weather sucks too, but I have to live by their rules now if I want this apartment and I need a home before my dad passes away.


    1. Tessa Post author

      Thank you! In 61 years of life I have tried 4 times for government help.Usually turned down. Housing is different, but still government help.They make you feel bad. She said I was approved and she would call when it is time to view the apartments. I just have to be patient.



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