Appreciate your input, however yes there is a HUD law that apt management cannot retaliate against you for your affiliation with the tenant advisory committee, which is exactly what they did. I have documents to prove it. This case was accepted by HUD and by Human Rights whom is currently investigating.
I was considered a model tenant, I did not drink, do drugs, party, etc. I went out of my way to help other tenants and the management whenever I could. I even taught senior/disabled how to use computers etc. I was NEVER reprimanded for any wrong doing.
No, they did not have to use my deposit to clean the apt as it was left cleaner and repainted, plus I cleaned my own carpets, then when I rented it. I am very clean person. They were able to re-rent that apt without doing anything, infact I allowed them to show it as soon as I gave my proper 30 day notice. Not wanting to refund my deposit was pure harrassement.
No, there was no waiting list, there never has been for this complex.
I realize I must do a search for an attorney, I was merely hoping someone knew of a good one to handle this type of case and could give me some suggestions. I'm not even certain what type of case this would be, discrimination or civil.
Geesh, atleast I didnt try to drive down the road with a hot cup of McDonalds coffee between my legs and sculd myself then sue McD's for damages. I have a real legitimate case.
Thanks again for your input, but you made a poor judgement regarding me personally claiming they had to clean my apt.