KENTWOOD, Mich. (WOOD) - When Mike Morris lost his job and house, he and Shawnee Crider -along with their three children - moved in with Morris' mother atPinebrook Village, a mobile home park in Kentwood.
But the family's temporary housing solution fell through whenthey received a letter from Kentland Corporation, which owns thepark. Morris, Crider and now five children - shortly after movingin, his wife gave birth to twins - had to move out.
The Kentland Corporation maintains that both the law and parkrules and regulations state each individual in a house must have250 square feet of living space. With eight people living inMorris' mother's mobile home, the family is in violation of therule.
24 Hour News 8 checked the park rules and they do say that. Twoof the people living in the home are the 2-month-old infants. Butif you do include them, they do appear to be technically inviolation of the park rules.
Morris has been collecting unemployment and looking for work.But having to move out of his mother's mobile home will set thefamily back.
"We have been trying to save a little bit of money, but now thetough part is, if I even find a place to rent, will they approveme? Because I don't have a job right now," Morris said.
Other family members might come to the rescue. They couldprovide financial assistance so Morris and his family can rent ahouse or mobile home. But the family is worried about potentiallybeing split up for a while. Finding something by the end of themonth would be ideal.
"Right now I don't know," Morris said. "We're kinda stuck."
The Morris family's situation is not uncommon. A January poll bythe AARP found 18 percent of people age 18 and older living withtheir parents.
There is help for people in similar situations:
HomeRepair Services is the community's central intake for allforeclosure related cases. (616) 241-2601.
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