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Old 10-24-2009, 01:14 AM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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CLEARWATER — Before the court motions, before the eviction threats, before the limo rides to TV studios, Kimberly Broffman was 6 months old, just a baby, moving into a new home.

It was February 2004, and her mother had been beaten during a home invasion. To help with healing, mother and daughter moved in with Judie and Jimmy Stottler, the mom's parents.

55-and-over community wants to evict family with 6-year-old - St. Petersburg Times
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Old 10-24-2009, 01:43 AM
 
Location: Pinal County, Arizona
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She should make other living arrangements
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Old 10-24-2009, 02:01 AM
 
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The comments section in the article are worth reading. It seems this had been going on for almost six years, the owners have had unreasonable expectations of a sale price for the house.
If I moved (paid for) a 55-up home with a clear understanding of limits on children, i would be furious if every sad situation got a pass. After all, there are a lot of sad situations, especially of the type in this situation (drug parent, absent parent).
No, the child shouldn't go into foster care. The grandparents and child should move. It's possible that rentals aren't allowed (only owner-occupied) and the history of the price asked for the house is fairly instructive. The grandparents should suck it up, sell however they have to, find a rental trailer or apartment.
Everyone has a sad story somewhere.
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Old 10-24-2009, 03:53 AM
 
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It sounds as though the grandparents are trying to sell their home. hardly any banks are lending so nobody is really buying...
i can argue both sides of the argument but i have to ask...where is the humanity in our society when it is more important to uphold a bylaw than to look at the best interest of a child? it is obvious that the grandparents can't move without selling. if the hoa really wants them out, they could, perhaps buy the home and resell it at their leisure? just a suggestion
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Old 10-24-2009, 04:13 AM
 
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He need to move into governamt housing ;as the terms were clear in the community I would bet.
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Old 10-24-2009, 05:00 AM
 
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He need to move into governamt housing ;as the terms were clear in the community I would bet.
Yep, sounds like. The World and his wife are out there all wanting a pass for one reason or another.
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Old 10-24-2009, 10:52 AM
 
Location: Lakewood OH
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This sounded very familiar to me. I Googled it and from reading various articles found that the child moved in with the grandparents in 2004. Prior to that they took in their daughter, the mother of the child along with the grandchild. The daughter was a druggie and was causing trouble so they kicked her out and kept the grandchild. That was five years ago. They knew the rules then but the HOA allowed her to stay for two years before asking them to leave.

The grandparents immediately went crying to the press, AARP Magazine and any other place they would receive publicity and sympathy. It looks like they got their way but now the HOA is fighting back. I think they had ample time to find another place to live when they could have gotten a good price for their home. Too bad the Media falls for these sucker stories and plays them up to the hilt.

This is a matter for a court to decide, not the press or the Internet. The fact that these people go public every time they are threatened with eviction really leaves me wondering just what really is going on. I would love to hear from their neighbors who live in that neighborhood.

http://www.sptimes.com/2007/04/01/No...sued_for.shtml

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Old 10-24-2009, 11:50 AM
 
Location: USA
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It is either you do live in adult community without younger family or move to a regular community with younger family. You can't have it both ways.

Such people lack any sense of propriety. They will always be among us.
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Old 10-24-2009, 02:34 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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So rules in 55+ communities don't really apply to all ?
IMO..they bought and signed papers regarding the age restrictions.

Suck it up and move on. Take your loss and find another place with no age restrictions.
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Old 10-24-2009, 04:36 PM
 
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People moving into age restricted housing need to give strong thought to the many what if questions. If they still decide to do it then what happens is on them. In this case I believe the residents inherited the house and who knows what there mind set was other than a free house. If they didn't make the conscious decision to buy in restricted housing it should not surprise they don't have the buy in to the rules.
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