I had a fun 3 page letter from a person who wanted to live at the complex I manage.
He wrote that he was getting out of prison soon for a “bogus” kidnapping charge. He has not gotten in trouble for the last 10 years (gee, wonder if the sentence was at least 10 years). He wants to live in my building because it is in a wonderful area with lots of promise for jobs. Hmm this is a high crime area and in the news at least once a week for some sort of murder/drive-by/major crime and he considers that a wonderful area? Jobs here like everywhere else in the country are hard to find, and in this community unless you speak one of the African languages, forget it.
He went on to tell me how he was planning on writing fiction books to pay his rent , I am sure many of our writers on here wish they could manage that feat! But, if that doesn’t’ work, he has a backup plan, writing, directing and producing p0rn movies. Yea, not happening in my building! We have a daycare across the parking lot from us, boys and girls club across the street and a tutoring center in the building not to mention lots of kids in the building.
My last name is a common one for the African American community. He proceeded to go on about how he would be a great star for the above job as well…. In detail. He thinks from my name that I would be very interesting to “get to know” and maybe work with on some films. – I am a fat, white woman and “NO” .
It went on along that vein for about another page and a half. I had to give him credit for trying but we are unable to help him due to all sorts of reasons. The major one is that our screening criteria does not allow us to house people with convictions less than 5 years old or major crimes (i.e. murder, gang violence, drug trafficking, ect) due to the number of contracts we have with local agencies to house vulnerable adults . All of this is readily available on the same document that he got my name off of.