H-E-A-R-T BREAKING NEWS
Seeks to Win White House
As his Staff
Covers-up Loss of Pastor’s Harlem Home
Mayor Bloomberg and his deputies have left disabled Harlem
Pastor Michael Vincent Crea homeless, almost 60-days, after APS corruption cost
him his home, household and pastoral projects, including buying his SRO
building for fixed-income and persons with HIV/AIDS from ABECO CEO Abe Betesh,
a Brooklyn property pillager.
Appeals for food and a hotel room, while searching for a new
apartment have gone without any response from Mayor Bloomberg, the man who
would live at 1600 Pennsylvania
Avenue, bargaining now for the DC digs.
Pastor Crea has had an appeal at the Clinton Foundation to buy Betesh's SRO to be for persons living with HIV/AIDS to be called
"The Craig G. Harris Grassroots-Global Community House."
has yet to respond to Crea's initiative .
Pastor Crea, as Director of Fellowship at Saint Teresa of Avila in Anacostia, began
an AIDS ministry when Black pastors refused to visit persons with AIDS in group homes. He co-chaired with Craig G. Harris the
first HIV-AIDS Conference to African American Catholics on February 6,
Pastor Crea, receiving his Master of
Divinity Degree in May 1987 from The Catholic University of America.
A professional pastoral minister, he chose not to be ordained in
the Catholic Church having been raped at NY’s St. Joseph’s Seminary and accosted at
St. Paul’s College, D.C, on whose grounds sits the headquarters of the U.S.
Conference of Catholic Bishops.
As Mike Bloomberg
bundled-up to jet out to Oklahoma for
an independent bid to win the White House,
his HRA Chief Robert Doar continued to cover-up for Adult Protective
Services [APS] staff, bungling-up their admitted, deliberate loss of
disabled Pastor Michael Vincent Crea’s Harlem
home on December 6.
Intake Unit Supervisor Gary Barberio’s pre-Christmas collusion with
SRO owner Abe Betesh, who illegally locked out and removed
all Crea’s belongings, stole the housing rights activist’s holidays and
home a month ago. Now, Mayor Mike Bloomberg, the man who would
live at 1600 Pennsylvania
Avenue, had left town and Pastor Michael Vincent
Crea is still left homeless out in the cold.
Deputy Mayor for APS Linda Gibbs has been AWOL, while HRA Commissioner
Doar has failed to discipline Barberio, as APS Central Director, Rema
Rivera, has not investigated her Grinch supervisor, selling out
the disabled pastor’s rights, stealing his holidays and home, yet, not his
20, Pastor Crea, who had won both a 230-violation HPD case, including
getting his SRO neighbors hot water for the first time in over 10 years, along
with his and his roommate’s 40-month rent strike, Adult Protective
Services staff told him “not to worry,” as Abe Betesh sought to
four times to the pro bono pastor, Betesh, a Brooklyn
property pillager, saw Adult Protective Services assisting Crea, as
another defeat in the making. Gary Barberio despicably disregarded
APS policy and procedures, coldly blowing away the pastor’s person with
The defeated Abe
Betesh, reneged on both Court ordered, signed settlements, having
the pastor continue to strike rightfully, until Betesh did repairs
but he never did justice to them. City Marshal Gary Rose and Abe Betesh
‘assassinated’ the apartment activist, while Crea was not home on December
6, rather than allow Justice to be served after his arduous and courageous
pastor went to work with calls to Deputies Mayor Walcott and Doctoroff, with
whom he had shared his proposal at the Clinton Foundation to buy Betesh
properties to be used for AIDS and
Intervention Services’ advocate Ronald Rogers told the pastor, “I don’t know
what happened but someone realized that [they] made a really big boo-boo
with the wrong person,” informing him of a hastily scheduled APS appointment.
Yet, after the
APS legal team failed to secure the SRO kitchenette on December 13, the
pastor’s calls were not returned and nothing was attempted, even to
have him in a hotel for the holidays. Distraught but determined, Pastor Crea kept up calls and emails until Christmas Eve.
Bloomberg and his entire Human Resources Administration staff enjoyed the
holidays at home, Pastor Crea stayed up sleepless in a chair at a computer at a
local radio station. A few evenings were spent on his community garden
coordinators’ couch, until their own company came for Christmas.
28, APS supervisor Carmen Hernandez, told to call the
pastor after all his own calls, did nothing afterwards on Crea’s
requests to be given a hotel room and food until housed. On New Year’s eve, he applied on his own for a new apartment
with Harlem Congregations for Community Improvement, Inc. who is a
contractor for city-owned units in Harlem,
where he’s lived for 9 of the last 15 years.
lost the Pastor’s first Harlem home, when
he served Rwandan refugees for Christmas
1994. He had lost work in 1992, while being called “a n-gg-r lover” for defending Mayor Dinkins and
Cardinal O’Connor, visiting a family after police killed their son.
telling him to go, “not to worry,” HRA promised to pay his rent with a one
shot deal but never paid it. While still maintaining his Harlem ties and after caring for a friend with AIDS until his death, Pastor Crea returned in 2003.
on January 2, Pastor Crea called Manhattan APS Director Patrick
Taveres, asking that the Bloomberg administration do the right thing,
in moving Crea into a new Harlem
home. As the Mayor left town, nothing was done again.
Taveres and Hernandez failed to supply the promised ‘one shot deal’ funds
to recover what remains after Abe Betesh’s illegal removal of Crea’s
belongings, now, in a Bronx warehouse.
Only receiving a
$659 Social Security Disability check monthly, Pastor Crea had to
make, on his own, a $375 certified check to save his household
from the warehouse, ready to get rid of all of it after 30
days. On January 7, like going to the morgue, his $375 was brought
to the Bronx to identify and to secure what
remains of his lifetime of pastoral projects and personal belongings,
as Bloomberg begins bargaining for new D.C. digs of his own.
Benefactors can support Pastor Crea through Paypal at the Contact Page at the