February 20, 2018
Subject: Voicemail Call to Jerry Brown’s DFEH – DFEH case Number 201712-0053412 to Lindsay Anderson
From: [tenant name and email redacted]
To: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org;
Cc: email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org;
Date: Tuesday, February 20, 2018 10:43 PM
“Hello, you have reached the department of Fair Employment and Housing, If you know the name of the person you are trying to reach, please press “1”, to file a complaint, press “2”, to reach the enforcement division, press “3”; [a number is pressed]. Using the keys on your touchtone phone, please enter the name of the party you wish to reach, last name first. Press star at any time to return to the main menu. The party you have called—Lindsey Anderson—is not available, You may leave a message after the tone. [Beep]”
“Hi, this call is for Lindsay Anderson, today is February 19, 2018, at 10:47 p.m. This is [TENANT NAME AND PHONE REDACTED]. Your case number is 201712-0053412…in reference to Hi Point Apts, LLC and others. This response is to two recent phone calls received from you. I was told this complaint would proceed to investigation with you sending me any questions, if any at all, by email, which I would respond to you by email, so please forward me any questions you have in this investigation and I will respond to you by email. You have my email already….again, today is February 19, 2018, and this call is to the Department of Fair Employment and Housing, State of California. Thank you.”
1522 Hi Point St 9
Los Angeles CA 90035
[Editor: Continuous complaints have been filed with the DFEH the last three years but none of the complaints have resulted in Black tenants at Hi Point Apts receiving “full and equal housing services and privileges”, intercom repair and parking stall, as required under state law. This email references a current complain that names the city government of Los Angeles, property owner Walter Barratt aka Hi Point Apts LLC, and Williams Real Estate Advisors, Inc.]
January 6, 2018
Subject: Attention Susia Parra – Complaint Nov 7 2017 pre-complaint inquiry DFEH- Revised received by you December 14 2017
From: [Tenant name and email redacted]
To: email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org;
Date: Saturday, January 6, 2018 10:31 PM
1. Please include email of today’s date into the above mentioned complaint against Hi Point Apts LLC et al. The email chain is attached.
2. As regards the lack of repair or replacement to the intercom, I believe part of the racism and retaliation by respondents is that the repair/replacement is taking an unreasonable and inordinate amount of time to occur. All of the other fifteen intercoms were installed in apartments in less than two months time each. The intercom of tenants unit 9 has not been repaired or replaced in over two years.
3. The owner cannot claim that the intercom repair has not occurred because I am a long term tenant or because he only gives new parts to vacant units; neither of these alleged excuses of the owner are in the rental agreement therefore they are not valid. As regards he only puts new parts into vacant units, this is not true either; in June 2017 after a series of my complaints, the owner installed new bathroom faucet and copper pipes and installed a new kitchen garbage disposal.
4. Finally the owner and his agents, and any others, cannot claim that unit 9 tenants are not entitled to intercom repair or replacement simply because it is the owner and the city of Los Angeles government who approved the THP application which includes complete plumbing and electrical redo and new intercom, as has been the custom with the other 15 units. This written document is proof positive that the City and Owner intend unit 9 to have a new intercom, and this proof invalidates any claims by any agents or government entitles who may claim I am not entitled to intercom service and maintenance.
5. I have already forwarded you a copy of the THP approved by the owner and city; I now attach for purposes of this complaint a copy of the decision after appeal of the THP, dated 11-13-2015, further authorizing the intercom repair or replacement; this 2015 eleven page city document is undisputed.
6. As far as I know, the THP appeal decision has not changed and the THP is still valid, nor has any court or otherwise ruling invalidated the THP. Failure to follow thru with the THP by the owner I believe would entitle me to in the least double damages of $34,000.
All rights reserved.
[Tenant #9; address and phone redacted]
c: Williams Real Estate Advisors, Inc. agent for Hi Point Apts LLC
2018-1-6 Email Chain w WREA.pdf (236.27KB) 2015-11-13 THP Appeal Decision 1522 Apt 9.pdf (4.28MB)
Dec 11 2017
Fair Housing Complaint Names City government of Los Angeles, Hi Point Apts LLC, Walter Barratt, Williams Real Estate Advisors, Inc, Cynthia Ogan- 36 pages
Department of Fair Employment and Housing
Attention Susie Parra
2218 Kausen Drive, Suite 100
Elk Grove, CA 95758
Via Priority Mail
9505 5000 1177 7345 0003 71
See enclosed Pre-complaint inquiry dated November 7, 2017 that was received by DFEH totaling 36 pages with proof of service.
Your November 30 2017 letter [enclosed] and return of Nov 7 complaint was postmarked December 7, 2017.
I am returning the 36 page complaint and have made corrections to page 2 as requested in your November 30 letter. This is a housing discrimination complaint under Unruh CC 51,52 et seq and Housing Discrimination [ GC12955-12957] against City government of Los Angeles, Hi Point Apts LLC, Walter Barratt, Williams Real Estate Advisors, Inc, Cynthia Ogan, etc as enumerated in the complaint, for deprivation of “full and equal housing services” , deprivation of personal rights as enumerated under the Unruh act, i.e. intercom service, intercom maintenance, tandem parking stalls, and rent reductions due to reduction/removal of services[ “terms and conditions”].
1. What are the qualifications for a tenant to be assigned an intercom/tandem parking stall?
2. Which tenants by apartment number do not qualify for an intercom/tandem parking stall?
3. Which tenants by apartment number had their rent reduced because their intercom is not working or parking reduced?
4. How much was the rent reduced for tenants who did not receive a working intercom or tandem parking stall?
5. Specify the fee for intercom/tandem parking at the 1522 Hi Point and detail by corresponding apartment number, i.e apartment unit and fee for intercom service.
6. Are there any other qualifications for having an intercom/tandem parking stall at 1522, i.e race, color, sex, source of income, etc.?
7. What is Cliff Renfrew’s employment title?
8. What employee is responsible for the assignment of intercoms/tandem stalls?
9. List any tenant(s) whose apartments do not have working intercoms/tandem stalls.
10. How is first come first served applied to the assignment of intercoms/tandem stalls?
11. What state government training/certification/license have you received to be hired as a resident manager?
12. Have you received sensitivity training on the civil rights laws that govern the rights of tenants?
Enclosed as additions to the complaint are:
- Email to DFEH dated November 25, 2017 at 4:49 p.m. subject “Obstruction of Civil Rights by Edmund G. Brown’s Racist Department of Fair Employment and Housing re Hi Point Apts LLC and City of Los Angeles Government et al.” [signed]
- Email to DFEH dated December 3, 2017 at 10:02 p.m. subject “Docs for the November 7 2017 Pre Complaint Inquiry Housing re Hi Point Apts LLC “ with photos of the parking stalls [signed]
All rights reserved.
[Tenant name redacted] 1522 Hi Point St, Los Angeles CA 90035
[Editor Note: The DFEH rather than take “complaints” has this nasty little most likely illegal habit of making the Public submit pre-intake questionnaires; if the DFEH likes your questionnaire, then they will turn it into a Complaint. NO-NO–NO! The “qualification” process should be separate from the Complaint process. The DFEH, a law enforcement agency, should not be allowed to reject someone’s complaint because it does not comply with the questionnaire; this is how the DFEH illegally discourages people from filing complaints. A complaint is a complaint regardless of the DFEH format. DFEH takes from you a pre-intake questionnaire, they reject your questionnaire, and they close your case; in this instance you were denied opportunity to file a complaint. Second scenario, they turn your questionnaire into a complaint and ask you to sign it; be careful because only your name is on the complaint and they may have worded it in a way you have given up your rights. Giving you a questionnaire and rejecting your questionnaire is probably illegal and denial of due process rights to file a complaint.]
The DFEH needs to be shut down. They do more harm than good.
November 25, 2017
Obstruction of Civil Rights by Edmund G. Brown’s Racist Department of Fair Employment and Housing re Hi Point Apts LLC and City of Los Angeles Government et al.
From: [Tenant name redacted]
To: email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org;
Date: Saturday, November 25, 2017 4:49 PM
Do you do any of this or are you just sitting on your ass?
DEPARTMENT FAIR EMPLOYMENT AND HOUSING [“DFEH”]
2218 KAUSEN DRIVE SUITE 100 ELK GROVE CA 95758
I have received the letter of DFEH employee James Cortes dated November 17, 2017. The DFEH letter is not acceptable as a resolution to the issues herein.Edmund G. Brown is the Governor of California; Kevin Kish is the Director of the DFEH.
Below is a partial list of the numerous amount of contacts I have had with the DFEH since 2015, and the voluminous amount of documentation, almost three years ago, regarding the denial of housing services intercom, maintenance, and parking at this herein plantation address 1522 Hi Point St 90035 [“Hi Point Apartments LLC”]. I am still damaged, as a Kushite-DNA-Jew-Black, and denied a working intercom, denied maintenance to the intercom, and denied tandem parking stall, and denied terms and conditions to get a working intercom and parking stall, and denied “full and equal housing services and privileges” Unruh CC 51,52, Government code 12955 et al.
“…My objective here is to obtain the housing rights I am entitled to under law; your objective is to shuffle the paperwork…”
Interestingly, but indicative, the DFEH letter of November 17, 2017, doesn’t mention any of the laws the DFEH is supposed to enforce.
“We order your intercom to be repaired or replaced today; we order the owner to assign you a tandem parking stall today. We award damages to you of XXX,XXX dollars”; It takes about fifteen seconds to say/write that sentence. But I do not see those words in the DFEH November 17, 2017 letter. My objective here is to obtain the housing rights I am entitled to under law; your objective is to shuffle the paperwork.
YOUR LETTER [attached]
Your letter states, paragraph 1, “this correspondence is in response to your appeal of the Department of Fair Employment and Housing recommendation for closure that was submitted to the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development as well as our department. Director Kevin Kish, has asked me to respond to your concerns.”
Other than the intent and practice of racial discrimination and retaliation by the DFEH, as evidenced in your letter, your letter is unresponsive to my concerns. As for an appeal to the DFEH, HUD, I don’t recall mounting an “appeal” document. Obviously you don’t have one because you don’t mention the date of one; if you have one that is dated and signed by me to you or HUD, allow me to examine it, and I will stand corrected; otherwise I consider your statement of “appeal” as abuse of process and abuse of discretion. Your letter is unresponsive to my concerns.
“…the DFEH has taken a previous stance on the intercom [and parking] that is not in compliance with the dictates of my rent agreement, thus such stance violates my contracts rights under applicable federal law and state law”
Your second paragraph, recall of the September 6, 2017, and your fourth paragraph, interview is inaccurate and self serving. You fail to mention in that paragraph that the interviewer heard me ask about the two different case numbers and that she at no time told me that they were in reference to the same issues or that they referred to a paper complaint and an online complaint; none of this was told to me prior to the interview either; therefore I was denied fair opportunity to adequately prepare for the interview. On September 6 —you fail to mention—that I was prepared for a 30 minute interview yet when I got on the phone the interviewer said the interview would last one hour, which I was unprepared to do because of my 30 minute lunch. Even now, while you have mentioned the two case numbers , I do not have a date as to what paper intake complaint you are referring to. You state that after I asked the interviewer about the department knowledge of what an intercom is —-in your Nov 17 letter you still don’t reveal if the department knows what an intercom is, and this is crucial to understanding the complaint—that I was “unsatisfied by this response, you concluded the interview”; my response is that I was “satisfied” with her response that she did not have knowledge, as a state employee, as to does the DFEH know what an intercom is. Contrary to your recall of the September 6, at about 1:00 pm I emailed the DFEH : “DFEH: This shall verify that I was available today at 12 noon.I spoke with Camilla on the phone from 12:10 pm to 12:20 pm which I believed was adequate interview time for the two inquiry numbers which the DFEH claimed were the subject of the interview, and pursuant to the exhibits already provided to the DFEH. I asked Camilla if she knew what an intercom system is, her answer to be on behalf of the DFEH. Camilla replied that she generally knew what an intercom system was but that she was not speaking on behalf of the DFEH. The interview concluded at about 12:20 p.m. [Tenant name and phone redacted].” As is clearly shown, I felt the interview time was adequate considering the voluminous amount of documents already provided to the DFEH prior to the interview [see list of emails below that occurred on Sept 2 prior to the interview]. I only used the 890665-298276 number because that was the number given to me in emails setting up the interview; I would not realize to right before the interview that I did not have any record of that numbered complaint; it seems prudent that rather than an “appeal” that the interview should be rescheduled with the proper notice of which complaint will be heard and advance notice of written questions from the DFEH, which I am sure the DFEH and its resources are capable of providing. Under the circumstances, it was prejudicial and retaliatory for the DFEH to close the inquiry.
“…Anti-Semitism practiced by the California DFEH…”
A new intake has been forwarded to the DFEH.
One exhibit supplied to you on September 2 was an email “Anti-Semitism practiced by the California DFEH Personal rights under the state Unruh Act Last date of harm: Continuing” ; there were at least another more than 42 pages of docs supplied to you. Presumably most complainants do not supply such large amount of documents with a pre-intake inquiry, but it does not appear your interviewer considered any of those documents before the interview, because if she did, she would not have to ask me an hour’s worth of questions.
“…institutionalized, intractable, and systemic racism practiced by the DFEH…”
I remind you that the DFEH has taken a previous stance on the intercom [and parking] that is not in compliance with the dictates of my rent agreement, thus such stance violates my contracts rights under applicable federal law and state law.
As regards the rest of your letter, yes, I do have a hearing disability and learning disability which precludes me from understanding the procedures for the institutionalized, intractable, and systemic racism practiced by the DFEH … [This] requires me to have the written questions a week in advance of any interview so I can determine the relevance of such questions and if they have already been answered by documentation already supplied to the DFEH.
Under the circumstances, the matter should not have been processed for closure. It was processed for closure not because of any action of mine or inaction, it was processed for closure due to your own unfair, capricious, and unjust favor to apartment owners and their agents. I appear to have no recourse to remedy my housing entitlements thru the law enforcement agency DFEH.
“We order your intercom to be repaired or replaced today; we order the owner to assign you a tandem parking stall today. We award damages to you of XXX,XXX dollars”; It takes about fifteen seconds to say/write that sentence. But I do not see those words in the DFEH November 17, 2017 letter.
What is the magic number of intakes I have to file before I get relief? What is the magic number of interviews I have to go thru before I get relief?
Again, your letter is not acceptable as a resolution to the continuing damages claim 9-10-2017 against the DFEH, nor is it a resolution to the DFEH intake dated November 7, 2017 [36 pages], nor is it acceptable as a resolution to any other issues herein.
[Tenant name, address, phone redacted]
Summarized from the California Fair Employment and Housing Act website.
“…the practice of denying employment opportunity and discriminating … for these reasons foments domestic strife and unrest.”
[Editor: An Inglewood Small Claims Court Judge in September 2017 ruled in favor of white defendants who twice never even appeared in Court. The Judge was shown by other white defendants pictures of Blacks protesting racism. If those who are white can get relief without even “showing up”, what do we need Judges for?]
November 7, 2017
City employees and Tenants Named in Housing Complaint
Los Angeles- A 36 page complaint has been filed with the State Department of Fair Employment and Housing [“DFEH”] against the City government of Los Angeles, code enforcement, Hi Point Apts LLC and Cynthia Ogan resident manager. City employees and apartment tenants are named in the November 7 2017 complaint. City code enforcement complaint 646723 is an exhibit in the Complaint.
The current DFEH complaint is being handled by racist KKK State employee James Cortes.
Below are pictures of the parking lot provided to the DFEH, to prove discriminatory assignment of parking stalls where two white tenants have parking for four cars while two Black tenants have consistently been provided only one parking stall. The city government has determined parking stalls in this area, if denied, are worth $200 per month rent reimbursement to tenants.
[Editor note: Do Not Use the DFEH unless it is your last resort. They are known to be racist, corrupt, intractable, institutionalized, systemic racism, that favors property owners, does not enforce Black tenants legal rights as individuals, and a host of other transgressions under color of law. They have known about racism at Hi Point Apts 90035 since 2015 and turned a blind eye in favor of racism. They should be shut down.]
September 4, 2017
Los Angeles- The property owner Walter Barratt [Hi Point Apts LLC] and Williams Real Estate Management Inc. have released to the department of fair employment the names of numerous tenants in the inquiry into housing discrimination at Hi Point Apts 90035.
Tenant names released to the public include:
Darren Navis, Cynthia Ogan, Mathew Estrada, Hayley Bojorquez, Zachary Burch, Munehito and Naho Hiramatsu, William T. Barnhart, Mary Joe Evans, Daniel Dirgo, Joseph Perez, Hiede Cravens, Tyler Ruggeri, Jacqueline Tilak, John Stiner, Ellie Tsutsumi, Sarah Cohen, Oneximo Gonzalez, Trisha Dobbs, Morgan Tyler Coleman, Sean Sinclair, Derek Martin, David Johnson, Danni Pietz, Tanya Seamon Johnson.
For DFEH case 890665-298276 re CITY OF LOS ANGELES HCID AND CODE ENFORCEMENT re upcoming September 6 Interview
TO: email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org
DATE: Thursday, August 31, 2017, 10:42:34 PM PDT – SEPTEMBER 4, 2017
Anti-Semitism practiced by the California DFEH
Personal rights under the state Unruh Act
Last date of harm: Continuing
[The “Tuskegee” Experiment on Blacks at Hi Point Apartments]
Dear DFEH, Edmund G. “Jerry” Brown, Kevin Kish, Julia Araneta, State of California:
DFEH: do you know what an intercom is?
DFEH: prepare a brief chronology of events that detail how the State of California Department of Fair Employment and Housing subjects Blacks/Jews to discrimination, harassment, and/ or retaliation based on their protected status. Include the names of all state government employee witnesses as well as the names and phone numbers of any tenants at 1522 Hi Point Street, Los Angeles, California and a brief summary of the state DFEH’s intractable, institutionalized racism against Blacks.
WITNESSES: Alan Yochelson Ali Mozannar * Angelo Shannon Arthur Belis Bryan Kirkness Byron Fuentes Charles Garcia Christine Ritsky Cynthia Ogan * Daniel Williams David Burkhead David V. Gomez David Whitehurst Denton Lorenzo Derrick Spencer Donald Matt Williams * Edward Zavala Frank Bush Gail Owsley Gary Eshay Gregory Pomish Ian Yeom Ifa Kashefi Jade Beck * James Blythe Jeffrey Fulton Jennifer Montana John Weight Karen Baggio Ken Gill LADBS Lee Smith Manuel Hernandez Martin Hurtado Mayor Eric Garcetti Michael Alvarez Michael Kuhn Michael Soto Noel Ramirez [gave final approval to intercom replacement for select tenants and excluding Black tenants] Presiliano Sandoval Raymond Chan Richard Garcia Richard Schindler Robert Aldape Robert Galardi Rushmore Cervantes Steve Davey Steve Ongle Walter Barratt * [* Agents of city rent control building owner Hi Point Apts LLC, not city employees]. Jack Upchurch, Marshall Rumpf, Rick Horn, Jesse Barboza.
[Personal rights] “All persons within the jurisdiction of this state are free and equal, and no matter what their sex, race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship, primary language, or immigration status are entitled to the full and equal accommodations, advantages, facilities, privileges, or services in all business establishments of every kind whatsoever. Unruh Civil Rights Act
HOW THE GOVERNMENT PARTICIPATES IN UNLAWFUL DISCRIMINATION
THE DFEH under Governor Jerry Brown, and Secretary of State Alex Padillo acts in contradiction to the requirements of the state Unruh act and the federal housing discrimination laws. The DFEH has decided that the Black Americans in unit 9 are denied working intercom because they are long term tenants and new parts are only provided to tenants whose units are vacant; these actions by the DFEH are interference with equal protection of the law, interference with the rental agreement. The rental agreement does not state that tenants #9 are to be denied repair, replacement, or maintenance to the intercom system; none of what the DFEH states, about denial of repairs, is in the rental agreement.
The actions of the DFEH, as stated herein and attached damage claim, violate the California Constitution.
All rights reserved.
[TENANT NAME ADDRESS PHONE REDACTED]
[EDITOR: This email has been redacted from a series of emails to the DFEH]
Subject: MANAGER AS TENANT – Please remove Cynthia Ogan as resident manager- to Williams Real Estate Advisors Inc. et al
From: [tenant name and email redacted]
To: email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org;
Cc: email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com;
Date: Wednesday, August 30, 2017 11:06 PM
Anti-Semitism at Hi Point Apts
To whom it may concern:
The intercom at this apartment remains unusable and not maintained. The resident manager is Cynthia Ogan. I have also not received a rent reduction for the non-working intercom housing service, thus you have illegally demanded an illegal rent.
“The resident-manager is a manager, custodian, housekeeper, or other responsible person who resides on the premises and acts as the owner’s agent in maintaining the premises.” RAC section 920.
“WHEN IS A RESIDENT MANAGER ALSO A TENANT AND SUBJECT TO THE RSO? “A resident manager has tenant status when he/she receives free rent and no additional compensation, partially free rent, or partial rent and paid compensation. Resident managers are subject to the RSO and the RAC Rules and Regulations.” Redacted from city Rent Stabilization bulletin. RAC Guidelines section 920.
On this basis, please remove Cynthia Ogan from the position of resident manager for failure to maintain the premises. This may be posted to the worldwide web.
All rights reserved.
[Tenant name and address redacted]
1522 Hi Point St Los Angeles CA 90035
*Darren Navis, Cynthia Ogan, Mathew Estrada, Hayley Bojorquez, Zachary Burch, Munehito and Naho Hiamatsu, William T. Barnhart, Mary Joe Evans, Daniel Dirgo, Joseph Perez, Hiede Cravens, Tyler Ruggeri, Jacqueline Tilak, John Stiner, Ellie Tsutsumi, Sarah Cohen, Oneximo Gonzalez, Trisha Dobbs, Morgan Tyler Coleman, Sean Sinclair, Derek Martin, David Johnson, Danni Pietz, Tanya Seamon Johnson.