January 28, 2013   48 notes

This is my good friend Melissa J. Frost

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She’s a smart, creative, thoughtful lady who bides her time between Brooklyn & Philadelphia, where she owns a giant, beautiful West Philly home that she’s renovated with little money through thousands of hours of painstaking effort, a testament to her inimitable DIY ethics. 

 

 

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After Hurricane Sandy, Melissa let a stranger displaced by the storm stay in her West Philly home. Now that man is gaming the legal system to ruin Melissa’s life. He is employing tenant’s rights to stay in her home against her wishes. He has threatened and assaulted her. He is suing her for more than she has, and she stands to lose her house.

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While the court has & will of course continue to find in her favor, her legal fees as well as the cost of maintaining a 3800 sq. ft. house in the middle of winter with a non-paying tenant are staggering. This man is open about his intentions to take full advantage of the appeals system, so this ordeal is far from over.

Melissa is my dear friend and she is at risk of losing everything. If you can, please help by donating to her legal fund.

Because the house will inevitably be a mess when she gets it back, email if you’d like to lend a hand when that time comes.

—Alison M.

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    this is stupid. what about an online petition to get him the fuck out?
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    A story about this appeared in this week’s Philadelphia City Paper
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    It completely boggles my mind that someone could be so cruel to a stranger who helped them out in their time of need.
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