Friday, August 3 2012, 08:49 PM CDT
Eagle Point Resident: "I'm going to get evicted for having a flag on the side of my house?"
By Jenica Villamor/KTVL.com
EAGLE POINT, Ore.-- A woman living in Mill Creek Apartments on Onyx Street got a shocking letter Thursday.
The resident who did not want to be identified said the flag she hung up for the Fourth of July was a bigger deal than she thought.
"Honestly, I just started laughing," she said.
Property managers sent her a letter telling her to take the flag down or face eviction.
"To get evicted for having a flag up? That seems a little extreme," she said.
The Housing Authority of Jackson County owns the complex and says the woman violated the lease.
Residents cannot hang flags, posters or signs up without approval -- no matter what it is.
"It has nothing to do with anyone's patriotism -- it's a lease violation. We just don't allow things to hang on the building," said Cara Carter, Director of Housing Programs with Housing Authority of Jackson County.
Although the resident thinks the rule is over the top, it is something property managers take seriously.
"One of the most important things we do is to make the property nice for residents who live there. If all eight residents hung stuff up, you could imagine what that would look like," Carter said.
While the woman does not necessarily agree with the lease, she says she will follow it to keep the peace.
"I just took it off because I don't want any problems," she said.
The woman says although she was surprised by the notice she was not angry.
She did not think the warning had anything to do with the fact that it was an American flag.