Hi everyone. I am frustrated because finding an apartment for my ex who is still in jail for a PO hold is very frustrating. People want him to come in and fill out the application and I explain that he can not because he is in jail and can not get out of jail until he has a permanent place to go. Then they tell me well have him fill out an application when he gets out. Did I not make myself clear? The one landlord got all freaked out When I told him he was a sex offender. I guess I am going to have to deal with all the naive people who believe that the police and the govt is fair and nice and surely you must be the scum of the earth if you are on a registery! I wanted to tell him when he goes "he is on the registery that can not be good" that " you could end up a sex offender too if you go out get drunk and pee in public!" I tried explaining he was not a predator or a pediphile because that of course was the conclusion that he jumped to. He would not even let me explain the fact that he was on parole and will be for 15 more years....that he is monitored with GPS etc.......He hit me with a comment that he did not know as a landlord what is liability would be if he rented to a sex offender. Are there liability for the landlords in WI. I do know that sex offenders are not covered in the fair housing laws. I wanted to tell the guy do not worry you do not have to put a billboard up in your front yard stating a sex offender livees in one of the apartments, but I better not give the people who come up with all the crazy laws any ideas. If anyone could help me out with some suggestions on how to "word" things to prospective landlords. On Tuesday I am going to try the homeless shelters to see if they know of anywhere to try. There are hotels that he could rent weekly but the PO is not ok with that because he needs a permenent address not something temporary. Which is really funny because the PO before this one wanted him to move to one of those hotels! My ex is also not eligible to be placed in a TLP because he has his SSI still coming. So it is a catch 22, he is locked up can not go to fill out applications for apartments but he can not get out until he has somewhere to live! I left a message with the PO to see if he could somehow get out with a chaparone to fill out applications. I am also going to check with landlords and see if they will let me get the applications to mail to him. This all is so frustrating because he is being held in jail now on just a PO hold. He already served his 90 days. Well if he stays in long enough he will loose his SSI and then they will have to let him stay at a TLP. It is just a horrible situation, and I am angry and frustrated to be in the middle of his mess. I hope the Mikes Hard Lemonaide and the Porn he watched was worth all of this! I guess if I get no where on Tuesday I have no idea of what to do. Thanks everyone for letting me vent. Hope I can get some ideas from some of you that aree so much better at wording things then I am.
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