The OHA knowingly processed ineligible tenants for housing assistance...and got caught
I also pointed out to the court that, per HUD / OHA regulations, all units must pass a Housing Quality Standards Inspection prior to the unit being rented and that this unit would have never passed the inspection had it been in this condition. Unfortunately, without a copy of the OHA's inspection report, all I had to rely on was Kier's inspection sheet, but given Kier's deplorable record keeping habits, the Move-in Inspection Sheet they had completed when the tenant moved in, was utterly useless as you can see here.
On December 7, 2010 I sent an email to Lin Fulcher, the Special Programs Manager at the OHA, asking for a copy of the rent-ready HQS inspection that they had done on the unit, prior to the tenant moving in.
The response that I got from Ms. Fulcher was that due to the move to their new offices, my request could take up to 10 days to process, but I never heard anything more from her.
December 7, 2010: Email and Request letter sent to OHA
According to HUD rules...
... Unless your with the Ogden Housing Authority
Coincidentally, a few months later, I ran into my former tenant at the Ogden Housing Authority on June 7, 2011, being processed for housing assistance.
When I confronted her, my former tenant quickly ran from the building to a waiting car and drove off... but not before I snapped this picture of her.
Knowing that she was ineligible to receive housing assistance due to the unpaid judgment I had against her, I asked the Ogden Housing Authority why they were processing her for assistance.
Although the OHA tried to deny that they were processing her for assistance, a week later I received a money order from my former tenant, for the full amount of the judgment.
This is an email that I sent to Robeka Sessions at the Ogden Housing Authority, asking why they approved a tenant for housing assistance, when she was ineligible, due to the fact that she left a property owing money to the landlord. What made my inquiry particularly embarrassing for the OHA, is that the property she left owing money to, was mine.