Racist, sexist illegal eviction & theft, Ditmas


Hard to share. Important information:

Weeks ago I (Black femme) was illegally evicted from my home of over a year in Ditmas Park in the 200 block of Stratford Road,for the needs of a white tenant, who secretly went to the white landlords upstairs for help in the process, in order to move her boyfriend in. They all then worked together to push me out in a callous, dismissive fashion.

This occurred during the height of COVID, and while I was caretaking for kittens requiring medical attention and working. This took place as I was building a refuge and recovering from abuse. This occurred while I was a responsible tenant and active in this community and household. It took place with them smiling.

I left the toxic environment swiftly and am now paying higher rental costs in order to feel safe.
The landlords do not know housing law but have attempted to use it to preference their white tenant, a British psychoanalyst counselor who took advantage of my need for a home in 2019, including by hiking up rent for a lesser quality space compared to the listing. The landlords are a well known white liberal queer couple, an avid gardener and a minister, and from their web presences, one might have expected better. They post regularly that we should care about Black lives and even about Black women’s lives and certain failures of white feminism (REALLY??!), about how some landlords have been irresponsible and called out for classist actions, etc. The cognitive dissonance and lack of compassion is frankly astonishing. To them, the white tenant and white landlords alike, I was little more than a wallet to gouge.

After the immensely stressful illegal eviction, they then sequentially (tenant, landlords) refused to return my deposit when asked.

We are attempting to hold them accountable for these callous and illegal actions.

If you would like to donate for moving, settling, and rent costs, it would help. The priority now however is to hold accountable those who are responsible in order to get my deposit returned.
(Venmo @Ominira_ for donation without fees)

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