Let me fill you all in on something that is happening to one RFSO and his family. When Ron Book made the big announcement about the stimulus money he obtained in the amount of 7.5 million. He mentioned that in no particular order, the money was to be used on a first come, first serve basis. He made proclamations that he had relocated half the causeways residents when in reality he has only moved 8 men.
He has gone on to say that the way it would work would be, that the trust would pay for any security deposit, and first month rent along with deposits for any utilities such as light, and water.
Well...thus far, in the earliest stages of Ron Books tactics to have the people who live at the Julia Tuttle take the bait he has thrown for them. Seems to show that once again Ron Book keeps spreading lies to the media...only to make himself look good when in reality he is doing nothing about what he has proposed.
There is a man down there, whom stays at the causeways location. Every day him, his wife and ( 3 ) three children go in front of churches to ask for hand outs so that he can put up his family in a hotel room for the week. And every night he goes and sleeps in his car and leaves in the early morning hours to where his family is stay at.
He finally decided to go for Books offer and contacted the homeless trust. At first they acted stupid by saying they did not have any knowledge about any stimulus money offered. for a few days, and 5 very desperate calls, asking to speak with "Katherine" or "Ron Book". He still did not get a call back from either parties. I advised him to call the media, and tell them what is going on. Then call them, and tell them, that you will be calling the media on them.
Within 10 minutes, the lady Katherine called him back. She took his information and made an appointment for them to come in the following morning. They did all the necessary paperwork. And they advised him to look for a location, and if they ("the homeless trust") found something they would contact him as well.
This was 3-1/2 weeks ago... He has lost every possible opportunity to rent in any location that he has found for him, and his family. Because after driving around, having found 3 potential residences, and disclosing his charges to the landlords, and the land lords saying they don't care about his charges and would rent to him. Books promise does not come through at all!
The problem is that the landlords are o.k. with the whole Book offer, to pay for up to 18 months, and all that crap. But when Ron Book, and the Homeless Trust, is being asked to put what they are saying they offer in writing for the landlord. They are refusing to put anything on paper.
"Why???" ... Because Ron Book is a slimy MF!!! He knows these guys will be out on the street at the 90 day point, if not sooner. Because that's when the checks are going to stop coming in. Or the money will run out..... That's why!
This goes to show that he has started to back away from the intent of the offer. When you have a family out on the street, yet you fail to put on paper what you are promising.
This man will be contacting Book once again on Monday. He has told me, if Book does not give him what he needs to secure the rental as he said. He will be contacting every possible media to advise them what Book ....isn't doing!
"TThey who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." - Benjamin Franklin (United States Constitution, Bill of Rights)