About one and half years ago, the millionaire owners decided to convert all the one bedroom apartments to Section 8. With this change we have acquired many mentally disabled tenants who really should not be living here. They should live in care, but their relatives decided this was the cheapest place for them to live. (Assisted living costs more than basic rent.) It has made a big difference in the way things are here.
We have people racing down the halls in their electric wheelchairs to the peril of people walking. We have caretakers and some of the "new family members" parking anywhere they please - not in visitor's areas. Also, the rule that no guest can stay longer than 2 weeks per year has been disregarded by many.The complex is dirty with trash thrown on the floors instead of thrown away. If someone spills something in the hall they just move on. And the some new tenants do not know how to live quietly - stomping around their upstairs apartments, slamming doors at all hours of the night,, dragging furniture over the wood floors, yelling at each other in the halls, etc.
Now do not get me wrong. I am poor enough to be a Section 8 resident and not all people who are qualified disregard others and rules. But some do. I really wonder if our management company makes these new people jump through the hoops that my "older" tenant friends and I had to do. It took months to be approved then. Now not so much.
I met a new resident who lives here with her mother. They were living in Alabama and decided one month to move down to Pensacola. They applied on line and moved in the next month. Obviously, they did not have the background checks, numerous bank account references, letters of recommendation, etc. that my "older" tenants had to come up with.
Greed and disregard for the elderly seem to be the "goals" of our millionaire owners. I wonder if they know our President.
I realize this should be in my Rant section of my website. Sorry.