I forgot to mention before that I am very sorry about what the ex landlord did to you.
It causes me to become very angry when I hear of people being victimized for any reason let alone something like a few more dollars.
I am a firm believer in the idea that how we treat others determines how we will be treated.
I am praying for you often because you deserve better than this.
My hopes are that this will be a very short lived hickup and things will soon be better than you would have ever imagined or hoped for.