Dear editor:

A local mobile home park has made a decision, which may cause 15 households to become homeless Jan. 1, 2020.

The owner of our mobile home park community has informed us that a “transitioning of their business” requires us to relocate our mobile homes to another community by Dec. 31.

The age, size, and physical condition of our mobile homes undoubtedly precluded the ability to move them, and further, because of municipal actions and regulations, which restrict the age of mobile homes, the structures will not be allowed to be moved into other mobile home communities.

The bottom line, net result indicates 15 families are very likely to be homeless as of Jan. 1, 2020.

All the residents are seniors (oldest is 83), several are veterans and one is a disabled Vietnam veteran. This forced move has significantly added to the problems caused by Harvey. Many of us have invested large amounts of money to repair the devastating hurricane damage, only to be forced to leave our homes. Yes, this park is our home and it is slated to be destroyed.

The actions of the owner may be legal, but certainly not decent, kind, tolerable, compassionate, humane or caring.

I would ask them, “Would you want your parents to be manipulated in this way?”

Murray A. Leeper

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