Many El Pueblo de Vera
condos owners in Hialeah told NBC 6 they’re facing a huge
financial burden as a result of a special assessment.
association's secretary, Juan Gomez, says the roofs of the
three buildings are in desperate need of repairs.
“It’s an emergency situation. It’s a situation, really bad
that we have here. And we cannot wait any longer,” Gomez
Residents shared a letter they received from the condo
association that said it would cost about $675,000 to make
roof repairs. It also said the association would begin
collecting assessments on Jan. 31 in the amount of
$4,687.50, and that the owners could make payments over a
Condo owners told NBC 6 they feel blindsided by the costs,
and fear what the future may hold for owners who are elderly
and on a limited income.
“I only make a thousand per month,” said one condo owner in
Spanish, fearing how he would be able to come up with the
Owners say many of the people who call the condos home are
elderly or have limited income.
“It’s not fair," a woman said in Spanish.
Many El Pueblo de Vera condos owners in Hialeah told
NBC 6 they’re facing a huge financial burden as a result of a
Miami-Dade County announced a program to help out condo
owners in need with special assessment costs saying
qualifying owners making less than 140% of median income can
get up to $50,000 as a no-interest loan.
Gomez says the association has been clear in its messaging
about what it would take to fix the roof.