Florida Mother Threatened With Eviction Over Vaccine Status

Could a lack of vaccination mean eviction and homelessness? For at least one Florida mother, Jasmine Irby this is a reality. 

Fox reported, A South Florida mother of two told “Fox & Friends” Friday she was “very shocked” to receive a notice from her landlord to get vaccinated within two weeks or face eviction from her apartment.

“It was either get the shot or get out,” she said. Claiming that she was currently searching for a new place for her and her children to live. 

Santiago Alverez, the landlord manages more than twelve hundred properties in south Florida. He requires all tenants over the age of 18 to be vaccinated in order to renew their leases. 

Alvarez says that he will continue the mandate even though he faces fines from Florida Governor Ron DeSantis. 

The landlord also requires that all of his employees be vaccinated, a rule that is incredibly unfair to all whom it effects. 

“There was no loophole, no working with me, no extensions and I literally had to walk away,”  Irby said. 

“August 17th, I’m leaving the house and I have this notice on my door that’s saying you have to show proof of vaccination before renewing your lease,” She explained. 

“So, again, I was confused on exactly what we’re doing or what we’re talking about because I’m like, OK, at least they would have it in black and white and this is a signed agreement and I have to abide by whatever my landlord put in place. But, they literally told me it is not in the lease and, actually, what they told me was it is the same lease that I had the previous year before.”

This is not simply being unable to shop at a certain location. This is a person losing her home, because she has not been injected with a chemical.