Concerning the letter on Beeville Housing Authority problems that was printed in the Feb. 2 issue of the Bee-Picayune, I wish to correct the word “mold.” I take the blame for the misspelling. One of the problems I’m dealing with inside and outside my apartment is mold, not a mole.
I guess that sometimes I get careless and spell the way I talk. Ha! I apologize for the mistake. A mistake that caused confusion on a very serious problem of mold (one of the reasons I should move to a better place), but it did not happen. I’m still here.
This letter is based on what I believe to be preferential treatment by those choosing who will be certified for shelter. I’m just as poor as other people in need of this assistance. This is the other problem I have – when Section 8 of Beeville Housing Authority certified me with a voucher, I took it to Amber Stone Apartments because they had already approved my application. I paid a $25 fee for the application and gave them a $200 deposit for the security of the apartment. Amber Stone Apartments are for low income, so, yes, I qualify, but BHA denied giving me a voucher. A voucher is pay from the government to apply to the rent payment, and, yes, BHA, I have the voucher with me. There is a big mess of lies between the administrative parties involved. To make a long story short, between runs back and forth to clear this case, I missed out on a one-bedroom apartment from Amber Stone Apartments that they had already approved me for! I came home and packed for nothing. Now, I’m unpacking my things for staying. BHA put me though a lot of work; this is not right.
A journalist I am not. But a tattletale, I am. I only seek justice, so if I sound angry, I think my anger is justified. People, please stop being scared. Speak up for your rights.
Ortencia C. Cantu