“Can’t live for free”: Weekly rental tenants face eviction despite ban

first_img Email Address* Message* Full Name* State courts have taken different approaches to weekly rentals.In November, an Orlando judge allowed one model to evict three people, but delayed the eviction until Jan. 1, after the moratorium is to expire. In Nevada, Gov. Steve Sisolak imposed a new eviction ban through the end of March, barring any for other than noise-related violations. In Texas and Arizona, courts have sided with the landlord in 50 percent of evictions proceedings filed by Budget Suites of America, owned by billionaire Robert Bigelow.Barnes, the former governor, who is defending Efficiency Lodge in court, said the company is willing to work with tenants — to a point. “There are mortgages to be paid,” he said. “You just can’t live there for free.”[NYT] — E.B. SolomontContact E.B. Solomontcenter_img This content is for subscribers only.Subscribe Now Landlords and tenants of weekly rentals are facing off over whether the eviction ban applies to them. (iStock)Weekly rentals are a last resort for low-income tenants. But despite a national eviction ban, they have also become a battleground between landlords and renters.The reason: Weekly rentals fall into a legal gray area. Many are licensed as motels, which are exempt from the eviction moratorium, but they function as rental apartments for tenants who spend months or even years there.Some owners of weekly rental units aren’t waiting for the ban to expire at the end of the year to find out if it affects them, according to the New York Times.Lynetrice Preston, of Georgia, said she was locked out of her $200-a-week apartment this summer when she fell behind on rent. She and two teenage daughters live at Efficiency Lodge, which is partly owned by a broker of former Gov. Roy Barnes.Preston borrowed money to regain access to the unit but is now suing the landlord to stave off eviction.ADVERTISEMENTRead moreLandlords and tenants react to NY’s latest eviction ban End of eviction ban to unlease 14,000 warrants in NY Flip flop on eviction ban highlights NY’s chaotic response last_img read more

Hale to raise funds for the Foundation

first_img August 15, 2006 Regular News Hale to raise funds for the Foundation Donald J. Hale has been named director of development for The Florida Bar Foundation.Hale, who began his duties in July, brings more than 12 years of development experience to the Foundation. Previously, Hale served as senior director of development and alumni affairs for the University of Florida Levin College of Law in Gainesville, and associate director of development for the University of Florida College of Pharmacy.Hale’s chief responsibilities will be to implement a major gifts and planned giving program for the Foundation“With fluctuations in funding from Florida’s interest on trust accounts program, the chief source of Foundation revenue, it is extremely important for the Foundation to have a stable source of funding for legal services to the poor in Florida,” said Foundation President John Thornton of Miami. “With Donald Hale’s efforts directed at increasing that funding, it will be possible to maintain at least the minimum level of legal services for those who need it most.”The Foundation already has a key base of those who support its mission of greater access to justice, but the need remains enormous, Foundation officials said.“As the Foundation seeks to ensure that its mission is carried on into perpetuity, like most organizations, the Foundation will be placing greater emphasis on fundraising and planned giving to increase the Foundation’s endowment,” said Kathy McLeroy, chair of the Foundation’s Development Committee. “We are pleased to have someone of Donald Hale’s talents leading this effort that is so important for the Foundation’s future.”center_img Hale to raise funds for the Foundationlast_img read more

Uchimura dominates at Japan Cup

first_img IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5 GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES World champion Kohei Uchimura won the men’s all-around event in dominating fashion at the Japan Cup on Sunday.Uchimura ranked first in five of the six apparatus on his way to a total of 93.450 points in the international meet at Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium.center_img The 21-year-old completed a Japan Cup team-individual double for the second year in a row.Koji Yamamuro was second with 91.100, followed by South Korea’s Kim Soo Myun (89.850), in the absence of Chinese gymnasts.On the women’s side, 18-year-old Russian Ksenia Afanasyeva won with a total of 58.350 points.Japanese No. 1 Koko Tsurumi finished 0.600 back in second. last_img

Patterson says he’s making tough decisions for Texas

first_imgAUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas athletic director Steve Patterson made no apology on Friday for making “tough decisions” that have angered some fans in his first year and a half on the job, and insisted his goal is to make the Longhorns’ program the best in the country.Patterson sat down with reporters Friday amid multiple reports that his job could be in jeopardy, and a public acknowledgment earlier from school President Greg Fenves that some fans and key donors are frustrated. Fenves and Patterson met earlier in the day for the third time in less than two months.“We have an excellent working relationship,” Patterson said. “He’s an engaged CEO. We have broad-ranging and candid conversations about academics, athletics and financing, buildings and operations … I feel really good about it.”Patterson took over the Texas program in November 2013, replacing DeLoss Dodds, who retired after 32 years. Where Dodds had a casual, folksy personality, Patterson has been more direct with aggressive attempts to raise money at a program that already ranks among the wealthiest in the country.Among his most contentious decisions was raising football ticket prices and steep new charges for parking after a losing season. Patterson also has forced significant changes in the ticket policies for faculty and staff and pushed to expand marketing of the Texas brand. One of his key initiatives is to build an endowment for each sport.“Some people may like what we are doing and some people may not,” Patterson said. “Somebody’s got to make tough decisions … What can you count on? Death, taxes and change. If we are going to provide the best in services, we are going to have to evolve.”Patterson said he’s willing to meet with any donors who may have been upset by any of the changes to explain them. He said a lunch meeting with a donor on Friday ended with a $750,000 donation.“If there is somebody out there we need to go talk to, (women’s athletic director Chris Plonsky) and I aren’t shy about that,” Patterson said.last_img read more

USC No. 1 for first time in USA Today Coaches Poll

first_imgCOLUMBIA – For the first time this season the University of South Carolina women’s basketball team is the consensus No. 1 team in the nation.The Gamecocks, No. 1 in the Associated Press poll for three weeks, moved into the top spot for the first time in the USA Today Coaches Poll.USC moved from second to first in the poll after last week’s No. 1, Notre Dame, fell to Connecticut. The Huskies are No. 2 in the poll, followed by Texas.The Gamecocks, on a break to take exams, return to action Sunday when they host Savannah State.USC remains No. 1 in AP pollUSC’s A’ja Wilson named SEC Freshman of the WeekA’ja Wilson National Freshman of the Weeklast_img

Drake, are you the father? Maury Povich invites Drake on his show for a paternity test

first_imghtHeidi Gutman/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — After Pusha T revealed Drake allegedly has a son he’s been hiding from the public in his diss track, “The Story of Adidon,” daytime talk show host and purveyor of paternity tests, Maury Povich, says his down to help Drake set the record strait.TMZ caught up with Povich at LAX where they updated him on the current allegations and the report that Drake was financially supporting his rumored child with Sophie Brusseux — although he has yet to reveal if he is the actual father. “I’m praying it happens,” Maury said, inviting the rapper on the show to take a DNA test. “Drake, come on. New season starts next month. We’re ready.”This isn’t the first time Maury invited a hip hop celebrity on his show. After rumors of Offset cheating on Cardi B surfaced, Maury invited both of them to the show to do a lie detector test. However, Maury noted they never “answer my calls.”Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more