Listening to 1 of our purchasers the other afternoon I felt love he had been through the impossible. I have heard our share of horror stories as a case worker however this 1 took the cake. She is low income, trying to raise more than one boys, plus struggles just to spend money the rent each month. We set his up with as several services as we could to help make ends meet however this meeting left myself and others dumbfounded. She told myself and others that he had no water in his apartment for more than one weeks plus that his heat was only finally working occasionally. As soon as he told myself and others that I called our supervisor to see what action could be taken. As a property owner it is your responsibility to keep up with your property. We l acquired with just a few calls that the water had been shut off due to non payment plus this was the full responsibility of the owner. After speaking to this person, we also l acquired that he really had no intention of having the Heating, Ventilation, plus A/C system took care of. He said it worked enjoyable plus that the occupant was just needy. Yes, in fact he was! But not in the way he meant. I set about finding his temporary housing that was clean, warm, plus in his budget. We found some volunteers to transfer his plus filed a judgement against the owner of the other building. He lost all assistance payments for rent that the government was paying plus was added to a list of slumlords in the area. Just because someone has little income is not a reason to deprive them of basic human needs. Heat in the winter, especially with small children, can be a life saving item.