The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity (FHEO) has received your HUD 903 online housing discrimination complaint form. The information listed at the end of this email is the data you submitted. Your complaint of housing discrimination will be routed to the appropriate regional office for processing. Your complaint will be reviewed by a fair housing specialist to determine if it alleges acts that might violate the Fair Housing Act. The specialist will contact you for any additional information needed to complete this review. If your complaint involves a possible violation of the Fair Housing Act, the specialist will assist you in filing an official housing discrimination complaint. Please feel free to contact FHEO at the main discrimination hotline number 800-669-9777 (800-927-9275 for the hearing-impaired) or refer to the state toll-free number breakout listed below.
The following is to also document neglect of case worker, Margret Finn and Johnny Garcia of South West Behavioral Health Services, in Phoenix, Arizona–3450 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85012 (602)257-9339. Client #1 is me, Paul Dewitt Goree and Client #2 Angel Thurman (mis-placed roommate). Please note that additional information regarding the incidences are also available on-line at:
4# video of assault from roommate: http://youtu.be/-O–G-fAnAA
I moved into hopwa housing program July 2012. The following are the HUD codes violated by case managers Margret Finn and Johnny Garcia:
24 CFR 574.310(e), HOPWA regulations require agencies to create a formal process for handling the termination of participants from HOPWA assistance. Termination procedures should include the following elements:
I was terminated from the housing program based on two false premises. First, I let another client who was terminated the day before me, wait in my apartment: while Mr. Garcia came to unlock the door of his apartment, so that he could retrieve his property. At no time did I know that this prior client was trespassing. Mr. Garcia was informed by the Phoenix Police department, that he could not inform me of my guest trespassing status without a property manager or the police department. Mr. Garcia preluded the officers, handed me a termination letter, and then proceeded to call the police: after the fact, violating my civil liberties. The second request on Mr. Garcia�s termination report, stated that I failed to enroll in a drug treatment program. No prior written documentation from Mr. Garcia suggest that I needed to attend a drug treatment program and information from my former roommate and his addiction were assumed upon me. As it turns out my case manager and I decided to enroll in a program just to satisfy Mr. Garcia�s request, but my Ryan White Insurance did not cover the cost of drug test, which Mr. Garcia made mandatory. All of this information regarding drug usage is based on Mr. Garcia�s assumption and not once was a drug test requested of me.
24 CFR 83.306(d), Information related to covered disabilities or handicaps during their housing programs screening or participant selection process. Though it limits what information a provider can gather about a persons disabilities, the Act does allow a provider or property owner to ask other questions for the following purposes, safety: Mr. Garcia’s screening of client# 2 Angel Thurman did not presume a future hostile environment for both clients, due to client #2 mental diagnoses (which was voluntarily conveyed to me, by Mr. Thurman and was also conveyed to me by Mr. Garcia (violating confidentiality). Mr. Garcia neglected to screen client for possible mental disabilities, which resulted in a stressful environment for me (see Youtube Video : http://youtu.be/-O–G-fAnAA ) I had to call for emergency assistance several times for Mr. Thurman’s extreme anxiety attacks. The EMT and Phoenix Police department both times, stated that they would contact Mr. Garcia and request a separation intervention, stating that this living arrangement was hostile. Mr. Garcia failed to comply with the EMT and Police departments� request, leaving me and Mr. Thurman in a hostile arrangement.
Why do you believe you are being discriminated against?:
I believe I am being discriniated against because my civil liberities have been violated by Mr. Garica and Mrs. Finn.
On the termination report, Mr. Garcia stated that I violated HUD/HOPWA housing by letting unwarranted guest in my apartment. The unwarranted guest was a prior HOPWA client which Mr. Garcia terminated. The guest was waiting on Mr. Garcia to unlock his prior apartment so that he could remove his property. Mr. Garcia took from 9AM-3PM to attend to this matter, and came to my apartment with at termination report for me and told me that my guest is in violation of HOPWA and that he would be back with the police. When he arrived with the police, the police informed Mr. Garica that he could not inform me of my guest status and that only a property manager or police could inform me of my guest trespassing status. At that point I asked my guest to leave.
Mr. Garcia and Mrs. Finn also violated my 4th amendment rights as stated in internent blog: https://paulgoree.wordpress.com/2013/10/20/client-profile-debate-unethical-actions-of-case-workers-the-development-of-a-behavioral-inferno-through-neglect. Mrs. Finn and Mr. Garcia delayed intervention of a hostile environment and required me to share my private property with Mr. Thurman (who had purchased his own property).
Who do you believe discriminated against you?:
First Name: Johnny Last Name: Garcia
First Name: Margaret Last Name: Finn
Organization: South West Behavioral Health Services
Address: 3450 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85012 (602)257-9339
RESPONSE FROM HUD -Lopez, Claudia L (Claudia.Lopez@hud.gov)