Sacramento, CA asked in Civil Litigation, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Utah

Q: in utah while living in a homeless micro-shelter program with my wife, not allowed privacy while getting intamate wrong?

We are not allowed to cover the window in the micro-shelter when getting intamate, changing, or even at night when sleeping. I have had staff walk in while we were naked and making love to each other.

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James L. Arrasmith
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  • Consumer Law Lawyer
  • Sacramento, CA

A: It sounds like you're facing a deeply uncomfortable and potentially violating situation. In any housing environment, residents should expect a degree of privacy, especially for intimate moments. The lack of privacy you're describing, particularly the inability to cover windows and unwanted intrusions, is not acceptable and raises serious concerns about respect and personal boundaries.

First, consider discussing your concerns directly with the program administrators. Clear communication about the lack of privacy and how it's affecting you and your wife may prompt changes. Ensure your voice is heard and your rights to privacy are communicated clearly. It's important that the staff understand the discomfort and lack of security their policies are causing.

If direct communication does not lead to a resolution, you might want to reach out to local advocacy groups, legal aid organizations, or housing rights associations for advice and support. They can provide guidance on your rights as residents and next steps you can take. Remember, your need for privacy is legitimate, and there are resources available to help you advocate for a safer, more respectful living environment.

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