Let us not forget JFLAG was silent when the ultimatum was given in 2009 by JASL via a board decision to the 12 residents then of the now defunct Safe House Pilot then of the impending doom in 2009/10 hence the men were sent back on the streets and the problems followed from then to now. They never found it necessary to intervene or could not intervene as some persons who sit on JASL’s board then also sat on JFLAG’s Mgmt Cmt as well hence the then Programs Manager turned ED could not and dare not stand up to the authority as he would have probably found himself without a contract. The Executive Director of JASL at the time under whose watch the house was started also resigned or was forced to do so as there were no known infractions against her stewardship hence my reference to the bizarre or dubious decision shrouded in secrecy in previous posts/entries. The very space from which JFLAG was evicted lately was in fact the Safe House Pilot’s residence for the 12+ men and a woman who stayed by another space, the former spaces was taken over no sooner the men had moved.
The J had moved from a previous location due to some funding challenges and was storing some of its items at JASL with some limited operation there. Strange, was their acquiring office space more important than dealing with lives interrupted in a project already in motion? A question I have been asking for years and it seems the answer is coming but in a round-about way as speculation is rife that there may be a lawsuit slapped against JASL by the former owners of the property as there was an alleged breach of the rental agreement where JASL should not have housed or sublet JFLAG space under its confines so hence the thrust to possibly move the shelter in order to get the space in 2010.
Street MSM Stone J-FLAG – After Being Cleared From Gov’t Property