My Landlord accepted in September an agreement for the state to take care of my back rent through their assistance program. Of course it takes a while because the state is slow. He constantly calls threatening to evict because he hasn't received the money from the state. The case worker explained to him the process and refuses to answer his constant calls because of his impatience. I have all of the email correspondence from the case worker regarding him not being patient and constantly calling her. Now because of his impatience has gone to court to get an eviction notice because he hasn't received the money from the state yet that has been approved by the case worker and supervisor. In addition he has been receiving the rent each month in full. The only outstanding is for the money that the state is paying. In addition he wants to go up by $100.00 which is a 10% increase. The harassment and threats of eviction and now the eviction notice due to the state doing their process is not my fault. In addition I have no lease and have not had one since I moved in with my family. What do I do?
You must appear in court on the date scheduled for trial. If you have any documentation regarding the State’s agreement to pay your back rent, be sure to take it with you to court. It may be helpful in trying to convince the Landlord to wait for the State to pay him. Ideally, you should be advised to retain a local attorney to represent you.
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