A 79-year-old woman who said she's grown old with her husband in their Northwest Miami-Dade trailer home is now facing eviction.
"I want to go to bed and never wake up," Margarita Giron told NBC 6 South Florida in Spanish.
Giron said her life has been turned upside down ever since she received the notice. She is terrified of being kicked out from the Royal Duke Trailer park, located off Northwest 30th Avenue and 36th Street, and doesn't understand why she would be evicted.
"They've been paying every month for the last year to the Clerk of the Courts, they haven't been able to evict them, but the guy came over, got $3,000 from them and told them not to pay the court anymore, to pay them," said foreclosure specialist Luis Valdeon.
Valdeon, who usually works with foreclosure victims, has taken an interest in the case. He said the $3,000 the couple paid the trailer park owner was for code violations. Then, he said, the couple started paying the owner rent, but the checks were returned shortly before the eviction notice.
"So what I fear is that they're trying to get rid of all the elderly people and all the people that live in this trailer park to make room for something else," said attorney Aleco Haralambides.
Haralambides said there are more than 20 residents being evicted from the same trailer park.
The residents facing eviction complain they are constantly being fined for violations even though the entire park is in deplorable condition.