If you're just because aware of the plight of the Blind unit owner in Prince Georges County that was evicted from his residence because of a disputed water bill then you're just getting started with Village Green.
Well this has been going on for a long time. In fact back Aug 29th 2013 members of the community gather at a local elementary school to hear a presentation by WSSC on the refund that had recently been remitted back the community.
According to the representative of WSSC at this meeting the rebate back the community was over 77 thousand dollars, yet unit owners like the one evicted didn't see a dime of it.
So what are some of the issue we know are happening.
Currently unit owners have to share the expenses of a three different water mains that come into their community from WSSC. It seems that an out of state third party is responsible for maintaining a separate meter and from these they determine the billing and are responsible for sending them out and collecting the balances.
It's this relationship that is now being used to throw out on the street a number of unit owners not just the unit owner in the Channel 9 story.
There's a couple of issues that come to mind right off the bat with regards to this situation. The number one being that this third party is maintaining meters, which are regulated in Maryland by the Department of Agriculture. The second being that often residents of this community have been able to prove that they have paid these bills however something between the Management Company (which there is much to talk about later) and the billing company they seem to be lost. It is this area where unit owners have been denied the right to vote on the board in election and even worse being thrown out of their homes.
CK back we'll have video up from the WSSC meeting shortly as well as updates on what is happening at Village Green Mutual Homes Inc. In Prince Georges County, MD.
The Department of Housing and Urban Affairs recently returned 750 thousand (750,0000) from a the mortgage note they where holding and the unit owners are also in the dark as to what happened to this money and no one at HUD wants to talk about it let alone the board members that received the money.