Trailer park residents forced out of their homes
(ABC 6 News) – Residents of Bob’s Trailer Court and RV Park say they never received an official notice they had to leave after they were told they could stay, now their utilities have been shut off and their homes condemned.
I guess if they were in this situation how would they feel,” said resident Jason Russ.
Bob’s was bought by TSJ Parks LLC in 2021 with plans to turn the trailer park into low-income housing for seniors. This past October residents were officially given their notice to leave.
“They gave us a deadline they said we had to be out by this date,” said Russ.
But according to Russ and other residents, they claim they were later told by a city official that they didn’t have to leave.
“Management didn’t handle the eviction process properly,” said Russ.
But in November, they say their water was shut off, and on Wednesday their power was. Jason confronted the power company when crews arrived to shut off the electricity.
“I asked them are we getting our power turned back on cause everything went black and he said unfortunately no. And I said well when were we going to be notified of this? He said they didn’t notify you. And I said no they did not,” said Russ.
Residents of the trailer park say they never received any further notices that they had to leave. But residents say the company working with TSJ Park, Jakobson management and RPD told people Thursday, they had to leave immediately.
ABC 6 News reached out to Jakobson management company for comment, but they did not answer our questions.
But according to the Rochester Police Department, the company did have plans to remove doors and windows so people would be less likely to go into them because the homes had been condemned.
“If they were in this situation, how would they feel you know? It wouldn’t be kind of me to go over to their house and take a hammer and chuck it through their windows and take their doors off and put their family out in the cold or at risk,” said Russ.
Now, these people say they don’t know where to go.
“You know the shelters are overcrowded at this time so it’s just one step at a time,” said resident Jaques Partridge.
“The emotions are high you know there’s anger there’s fear,” said Russ.
Police and property management did show up again earlier Thursday afternoon. I was also asked to leave, and again, the management company would not answer my questions and hung up on me when I called for more information.