A father and his 1-year-old daughter have been evicted from their mobile home park, but he insists they won’t leave the property until he receives the promised $10,000.
Miguel Medina, a father of one who moved into the Jamison Mobile Home Park Residences in Greensboro, North Carolina last year, now has to find a new place to live.
However, Medina, who initially planned to renovate a mobile home for a financially stable future, recently opened up about his predicament in an interview and revealed that he is waiting for money before he leaves.
He told the North Carolina FM public radio station WFDD: “We have not received any response from the owner of the mobile home park regarding financial support.”
“We also haven’t heard anything from the people who want to buy the property. At the moment only the city will support us.”
“Some of the neighbors have already moved and my family and I are just waiting for money from the city to do the same.”
The news outlet explains how residents of the mobile parking garage received an eviction notice last July telling them they had to vacate their homes by September.
However, according to WFDD, mobile property owners must provide 180 days’ notice to people living on their property.
Fortunately, an organization that advocates for Latino communities was able to intervene and give the tenants more time, prompting Siembra N. Greensboro Mayor Vaughan to extend the eviction date.
Medina explained, “The lawyers told us that they didn’t give us an exact date for the move this month because the owner sees us moving because they see us all moving away.”
Residents told the news outlet that they were never directly approached by mobile home buyer Owls Roost or Family Properties.
Nikki Marín Baena of Siembra NC pointed out that it took some time for residents to look for a new home.
Baena told WFDD, “So discussions are taking place that involve a developer’s attorney, a seller’s attorney, a residents’ attorney, people from the Greensboro Housing Coalition and people from the Neighborhood Development Department.”
“These calls, like all of them, are all about getting residents the timely help they need while avoiding eviction proceedings.”
Although the city of Greensboro is covering moving costs, one resident feels that isn’t enough help.
Meily Molina, a 15-year resident of the park, complained that it could take three months for her trailer to be moved and installed.
Molina also noted that the city of Greensboro is promising to pay residents $10,000 in moving costs, but a date for when the money will be transferred has not been announced.
And the refund plan or process was not confirmed by city officials to WFDD.
Molina is now preparing to leave and is looking for a new place to live while her trailer is moved.
The sun has reported Owl roost and Family Properties reached out for comment but did not receive an immediate response.