I am a disabled veteran living in a tiny house. I was displaced because of a necessity, now others demand answers

A disabled veteran has told how she was threatened with eviction from her home if she didn’t pay her high water bill.

The case sparked outrage among mobile home park residents in Jacksonville, Florida, who were paying high utilities because they didn’t want to be evicted from their properties.

Veteran Kelly O'Neil recounted how she was threatened with eviction if she didn't pay her water bill


Veteran Kelly O’Neil recounted how she was threatened with eviction if she didn’t pay her water billPhoto credit: WJXT
She said she almost suffered a stroke after being hit with the bill


She said she almost suffered a stroke after being hit with the billPhoto credit: WJXT

Veteran Kelly O’Neil, who lives at Three Seasons Mobile Home Park, told the local television station her bill rose to more than $1,700 in August WJXT reported.

Normally her bill is around $30 a month, but in July it was a whopping $676.

O’Neil was amazed at the cost and tried to figure out if there was something wrong with her meter.

A plumbing company in the area handed her a bill for $320 after inspecting the unit.

My car was towed by an HOA - I tried to get the police involved as it was
My HOA prevents us from walking around our own beautiful neighborhood for “safety reasons.”

O’Neil said she almost had a stroke when she found out how much she had to pay.

She said: “I almost had a stroke sitting in my chair looking at the computer to pay the bill.”

The veteran said she was unable to purchase food because of the inflated bill she received.

O’Neil claimed she received a threatening letter and claimed she was threatened with eviction if she didn’t pay the staggering amount.

Her father told WJXT she only paid the bill so she wouldn’t be kicked out of their house.

The veteran’s case has prompted other residents living on the mobile home site to come forward and raise concerns about the height bills.

One claimed that a lady and her daughter were at risk of having to sell their caravan because they were hit with a bill for $1,000.

The resident claimed: “They tried to work with the park and make payments but the park refused and told them they had to pay the full amount or leave. In the end they were forced to sell the trailer.”

Three Seasons Mobile Home Park staff had no comment when reached by WXJT.


PaulLeBlanc is a Dailynationtoday U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. PaulLeBlanc joined Dailynationtoday in 2021 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing: paulleblanc@dailynationtoday.com.

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