Seniors told to vacate apartments

By: Ethan Hutchins Email
By: Ethan Hutchins Email

SHERMAN,TX -- Several senior residents are being told to find another place to live by the end of the month.

Marie Davis is one of the Park Manor Senior Community residents who received a letter from the complex manager two weeks ago.

"He said well I have bad news; I'm going to have to tell you to move," said Davis.

Davis moved to Sherman in 1963. She spent years teaching for SISD and lived at Park Manor for many of those years, but now she will have to find a new home.

"I'm 82, and in my wildest dreams did I ever think that I would be evicted," said Davis.

Davis is one of twelve men and women at Park Manor who were given this notice of termination of tenancy.

Dorothy Tonkinson is another.

"Now I find out I make too much money; I can't live there anymore," said Tonkinson.

Residents say they were told the income eligibility for Park Manor is 26,000 a year.

So tenants who make just over that amount, like Davis and Tonkinson, do not qualify.

They want to know if this regulation is new, or if it's not, why it's just now being enforced.

When we reached out to Park Manor, we got no answers either.

After Davis received her notice, she asked to stay till December, but was told.

"I can't stay here, he said no," said Davis

Davis and Tonkinson have both found temporary housing, but it lasts until December.

We asked local management, several times for comment; they would not speak with us.

"It hurts, it hurts a lot," said Tonkinson.


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