- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 29, 2015

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) - Some residents of a mobile home park in Davenport say they still don’t know where they’ll live next as a deadline looms to leave the property.

Lake Canyada Mobile Home Park residents were given eviction notices by the park’s management company, CFLane, which said they must move out before the end of the day Friday, the Quad-City Times (https://bit.ly/1h52D0j ) reported.

Residents learned in April about the park’s closure on July 1, but the date was later pushed back to July 31 when Scott County officials said they would shut off sewer access.

For months, Phil DeToye said he called around to see if anyone would be willing to relocate his old trailer, which he bought for $2,500. But they told him that his trailer was too old to move out of the Lake Canyada Mobile Home Park.

He said that he’ll likely be homeless by the weekend.

“I have nowhere to go,” DeToye said.

Angi Benham said she has found another home elsewhere in the Quad-Cities area, but that she knew of five residents who still haven’t found another home, adding that she was worried about them.

Other residents say that they scrambled to find another home as the deadline neared. Meghan Dipple, a stay-at-home mother of two, signed the paperwork on a “fixer-upper” mobile home last week.

“We were totally panicking,” she said. “We hadn’t found anywhere we could afford, knowing we were getting closer to homelessness.”

Scott County Administrator Dee Bruemmer said the park’s owner, Lake Canyada LLC, plans to sell the property to another company. She said she doesn’t know exactly what the prospective buyer has in store for the property, but that it appears it’s not for another mobile home park.

Victor Roth, who represents Lake Canyada for CFLane, has declined to comment.


Information from: Quad-City Times, https://www.qctimes.com

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