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Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Landlord denies Nos Quedamos claims

Miriam Rodriguez, managing agent for Alliance Housing Associates II, contacted the Highbridge Horizon Friday to deny recent claims made by the Bronx housing advocacy group Nos Quedamos.

Lucy Martinez, a project coordinator for Nos Quedamos, told the Horizon last week that Rodriguez had contacted her pretending to be a tenant in order to gain information about a meeting of actual Alliance Housing Associates II tenants being held at the offices of Nos Quedamos . (Rodriguez did not attend the meeting, and neither did most tenants, causing it to be postponed).

In a statement emailed to the Horizon, Rodriguez not only denied placing a call to Nos Quedamos, but said she was unfamiliar with the organization, and unaware that her tenants were meeting there. "I have been in business for many years," Rodriguez wrote, "and have never disguised myself in order to gain information that pertained to me or my business."

Rodriguez also responded to the statement of Yolanda Gonzalez, executive director for Nos Quedamos, who said that several voice messages seeking to meet with Alliance Housing Associates II about Vasquez case were not returned.

"The reason why she did not receive a response is because we did not receive a call," Rodriguez wrote. "As far as I am aware, she did not call or leave any messages with my staff."

Rodriguez also suggested Gonzalez should have tried contacting her by email or regular mail if she was not getting through by phone.

Rodriguez closed her email by indicating her latest statement to the Horizon will be the last on this topic for the foreseeable future: "At this point, I have consulted with my attorneys," Rodriguez wrote, "and have been advised not to respond to further questioning."


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