and trying to work on the bureaucracy at PHA. With two things in mind can we get you
in there sooner and that is going to require an inspection and the paperwork that they
need. I am not sure when you gave your 30-day notice on the property you are currently
in. Did you give November 1st or did you give it earlier than that?
Lee: I gave it earlier than that.
Moermond: How much earlier?
Lee: I gave it to her in September.
Moermond: Okay, that is one of the things that they will look at, to make sure that a
legal notice was provided. Another thing that they would look at is the inspection and
getting all the contracts squared away. Quality Residences is a huge landlord.
Lee: I have dealt with them in the past.
Moermond: That’s to the good. What I was hoping is that we can get you hotel
vouchers up to cover sometime. In the past they use to give up to 5 days of hotel
vouchers. What I just learned from Ramsey County Public Health who have used these
for people in special circumstances, is that some families have gone to the hotels,
where the vouchers would be from, and damaged the units. Because of that, hotels
don’t do vouchers anymore.
Lee: Same thing happens with Section 8 Vouchers. Some landlords don’t take them
because in the past people have damaged properties.
Moermond: That’s why it’s no longer a possibility. I asked her was if they can think of
anything that can be helpful in this circumstance because we are concerned that Ms.
Lee is going to be burning through her security deposit money to be able to pay some
place to live to get from here to the beginning of the month. However, she did have an
idea. If you get on the phone with her today she will fill out an application for the Saint
Paul Foundation to get you assistance to pay for your security deposit. She can get
you up to a thousand dollars. Its detail paper work to be filled out. The hardest piece
would be the document that you would have gotten that this is what your security
deposit is going to be. Do you have that paper?
Lee: No, she just told me that the rent and the deposit is the same amount.
Moermond: We are going to need a document from Quality Residents that says that. I
assume that even an email would be okay if its from them.
Shaff: Lauren can probably help navigate that.
Moermond: Call Quality Residence offices and ask them to send you right away
something that tells you what your security deposit is going to be.
Shaff: I spoke with Sabrina, who answered the phone, and provided the information I
Moermond: I don’t think it matters who sends this to you but just that you need this
sooner rather than later. Also, the sooner Lauren can process this application for the
money. Lauren is the lead social worker for the House Calls Program. It’s a program
that deals with people in housing crisis. They are in the City County Public Health
Department. It is not like a human services social worker, it is specific to housing.
She wanted us to give you her direct phone number. Lauren Ross 651-266-1285. If you
have trouble getting a hold of her call the main number 266-1290. We gave Lauren