Update on evicted homeowner, and former Detroit school teacher, Baxter Jones. After moving his personal household items into a Michigan Storage facility he was notified of nearly a double increase in the storage rent. Baxter Jones, and his supporters are asking for the community's participation in a scheduled protest against Michigan Storage.
Baxter Jones's Scheduled Protest to take place Monday, November 25, 2013
Time: 10:30 am until 12:30 pm
Place: Michigan Storage Centers
15300 W 8 Mile Rd, Oak Park, Michigan 48237-3049
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Baxter Jones, disabled, former Detroit Teacher fought to save his home.
"S. Baxter Jones was a teacher before suffering brain injuries after a 2005 car wreck. For three years he fought being evicted from his Napoleon home and on the morning of Aug. 8 was ordered to be out of his home by Aug. 31." - Read more at http://www.mlive.com/news/jackson/index.ssf/2013/08/its_sickening_napoleon_man_and.html
Baxter Jones Looses Home to Eviction
BY FUZZYTEK, AUGUST 9, 2013, Occupy Detroit
"Baxter Jones Detroit Eviction Defense has worked for nearly a year with Baxter Jones to save the disabled former school teacher and coach from being evicted from his home in Jackson. August 8 when he went before Judge Michael J Klaeren he was evicted from his home. It would become another bank-owned property." -Read more at http://www.occupy-detroit.us/2013/08/09/baxter-jones-looses-home-to-eviction/
After eviction verdict in favor of Fanny Mae was reached on August 08, 2013.
Baxter Jones, is reported to now reside with friends in the local Detroit area. Please click on the hyperlinks/highlighted words contained within the article for additional information.
Now Baxter Jones faces a new battle with the Michigan Storage Company over what is believed to be an unfair increase in storage fees.
"After Baxter lost his house to foreclosure, he moved all of his belongings to storage containers at Michigan Storage in Oak Park. Now that he's spent hundreds of dollars just moving the units into place, the facility has decided to nearly DOUBLE the rent.
Join us as we stand up to this bully Monday! Let Michigan Storage know they can't push Baxter Jones around."-
Read more at https://www.facebook.com/events/411211859008476/413227285473600/?notif_t=plan_mall_activity
Latest update on Stop Michigan Storage from bullying Baxter Jones Event page, as of 11/25/13.
11/25/ 13 Posted by Erik William Shelley
The letter we will deliver today.
November 25th, 2013
15300 8 Mile Road
Oak Park, MI 48237
As you are aware, the rent for the spaces where I am keeping my storage containers is set to increase in December from $385/month to $680/month. While a rate increase due to inflation may be understandable, an increase of 79% is completely out of line. In fact, I have had friends call Michigan Storage to inquire as to the cost of renting the exact size spaces I am renting and they were quoted the lower, original cost, which leads me to believe I am being discriminated against for reasons I do not understand.
I have already filed a formal complaint with the Michigan State Attorney General. While I have a month to month lease with you, it is still my understanding that this sudden and inexplicable rate increase constitutes five separate violations of the state's Consumer Protection Act. I do not wish to waste any more time in court than I already have fighting the foreclosure that ultimately landed my belongings at your facility. I just want to be treated fairly.
I hope that we can resolve this matter amicably today. As such, I request that this rate increase be rescinded immediately so that no further action should become necessary and that I may continue to be one of your many valued customers.
S. Baxter Jones "- from Facebook Event Page https://www.facebook.com/events/411211859008476/
Sign painting party 9 tonight @ Pleasant Grove MBC. Call for directions. (248)982-6326" - Erik William Shelley
If you would like to participate and give Baxter Jones your support please contact the event's coordinator, Erik William Shelley. I will continue to update the story until issue is resolved.