Huffington Post – 10-21-09:

A retirement community in Largo, Florida is fighting to evict six-year-old Kimberly Broffman from the home of her grandparents Jimmy and Judie Stottler, the only parents she’s ever known. According to the development’s bylaws, all residents must be older than 55.

Kimberly is the only person expected to vacate the home.

Kimberly’s grandparents have tried selling their house to leave the neighborhood, but because of the crash in the housing market, there are no buyers. They have lowered the price from $225,000 to $129,000.

The fight between Kimberly’s grandparents and the community has been going on for years, but soon a judge will decide if the girl must leave. According to NBC News, there is a real possibility that she could be placed in state foster care.

  1. Ralph, the Bus Driver says:

    #25, Jim,

    I agree with you right up the point where bad laws should be overturned.

  2. Susan Varner says:

    It is people such as the ones in this HOA that are turning this country into an ugly heartless place to be. It reminds me of a bumper sticker I saw, “never underestimate the power of stupid people in large numbers.”
    You know some of these people in the HOA have Grandchildren. I imagine they have as little to do with them as possible. And they wonder why teens today are so disrespectful toward elderly people.
    The welfare of a child should trump any HOA rules.
    Back to the problem at hand now.
    I am going to find a mailing address for Mr. and Mrs. Stottler, and make a donation. I don’t have much, but every little bit…….

  3. Toby says:

    What you FAIL to disclose is that the 55+ community could be decertified by the state and lose its tax exemption (in Florida about HALF of the considerable real estate taxes are for the school tax which is mostly exempt in 55+ communities). This savings is equal to about $480,0000 per year in this community. Are these people going to pay that if the community is decertified. These people have been warned for FIVE friggin years to move. These idiots could always rent their house out and move if they wanted to. Don’t be fooled by the MSM.


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