In St. Martinville a mass mobile home park eviction may soon be underway. Some tenants living at Quiet Village Mobile Home Park say they received notice that they have to go. For some, the message came in the mail. Mary Bell and several of her neighbors all have something in common. They have a 30 day eviction notice. Mary says everyone in the mobile home park has one.
"If you did pay your June rent, we will send it back to you. And, basically may God be with you," says Bell trying to recall what the letter reads.
Mary doesn't have a problem with the eviction. It's the 30 day notice she can't afford. She says just to pay a mover - will cost her about $2,000.
Phillip Malvaux is another tenant with an eviction letter. Malvaux has lived here 20 years.
"We need more time. 6 months to a year, because we just can afford it," says Malvaux.
Deborah Robert says her notice gives her a little more time to move than her neighbors. "I'm a widow. I have cancer. I can't just pick up and do like other people do. Nobody back here can. We need more time." Mary says if they don't move, the landlord is threatening to keep their mobile homes.
"They wants us to sign an act of abandonment which I will refuse to do. I'm not going to abandon my property. You will literally have to kick me out of my house," says Bell.
Now according to the letter - the property is under new management. The reason for the eviction, at least for some, is failure to pay.
These tenants say that's not true.
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