Regarding "Modesto landlord, tenants trade accusations in property dispute" (April 4, Jeff Jardine column): I know Steven Arakelian and he is not what they say.
He has done everything he can do to help those people. He has heard every sad story in the world on why they can't pay their rent, so he lets them slide.
He gives clothes to them from his family members; we have done baskets for Christmas and Thanksgiving for them. He always asks if we have anything that his tenants could use so he could make his tenants' lives a little easier.
We all know times are tough, but if they would try to pay some rent, it would not come to this.
Arakelian is my brother-in-law and he would do anything for anybody.