The city and Habitat for Humanity paid $850,000 for 5.7
acres along 11th Street Drive and 12th Street West. Earlier last week, [current
owner Clarence Love Sr.] tacked terse notices, written in English, to tenants’
doors saying that they were being evicted.
Love must evict all the
tenants before Habitat for Humanity will take over the project and begin
building. Their plan calls for 40 new homes to be built on the site over the
next four years.
…Those families are scrambling to find housing, but
their options are limited. There is little housing in Manatee County that is
affordable for such families, according to some social-service
Catholic Charities, an area agency with a mission to help
the Hispanic community, said it doesn’t have the resources to help the evicted
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This is a
nice gift to evict people at Christmas from affordable housing to build