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Services for Real Estate Pros with Agent Quest/ Royal LePage Wolstencroft Realty

The Vancouver Province reported on the weekend about the 'Rising Tide of Evictions from BC Trailer Parks' and how many of our seniors in their 'Golden Years' may be rendered homeless.
If any of you have read my blogs before, you'll know this is a subject that I'm passionate about.  There are so many people on a fixed income as well as many face health issues and one day it will be YOU!
At least 30 mobile home parks are facing closures the story reports with the land the parks sit on becoming more valuable to sell to developers than to continue to operate as parks.
Many of the residents (as per the Land Transfer Form Act) are being told to vacate and surrender therir home without compensation when the lease expires.  Several of these residents have resided in their homes for years and couldn't possibly afford to relocate. 
BC Housing Minister Rich Coleman made no comment in regards to this story, but I myself have spoken to him in regards to rental assistance programs and other housing issues. He had very little to say to me as well.

Imagine it's your parent who's worked hard all their life, paid into a pension but by the time they are eligible to collect the rate of inflation and the cost of living has far surpassed their income.  Their health is failing and much of their income goes towards drugs and treatments not covered by Heath Care.  And now they face eviction from their HOME!
Something must be done! The Government is too 'cookie cutter'/ formula driven/ and disconnected from REALITY!  One of these days it's going to touch someone you know! 

 

Contact Teri with any comments or questions!

Kevin McGourty
Realty ONE Group - Phoenix, AZ

Teri-Lyn --- It is very unfortunate, but I admire you for being a voice for those who have very little voice left.

Nov 03, 2008 04:44 AM
Kristin Moran
Owner - RE/MAX Access - KristinMoran@Remax.net - San Antonio, TX
San Antonio,TX - Real Estate - 210-313-7397

TEri-Lyn, I agree.  Someone has to speak up for wrong, glad you are passionatea about it.  KM

Nov 03, 2008 06:10 AM
Teri-Lyn Conrad
Agent Quest/ Royal LePage Wolstencroft Realty - Langley, BC

Thanks guys!  I sometimes feel very powerless but at least we can raise awareness!  Hopefully more people will care enough!

Nov 03, 2008 07:14 AM