In my opinion, the treatment received by senior citizens living in the Orchard Bluff mobile home 55-plus community run by Kitsap Housing is disgraceful.
They collect our lot rent and we receive very little in return. Our common areas are poorly maintained. We have been waiting for years for them to repair onsite structures that they own. This lack of repair has resulted in our personal property being damaged or destroyed. By park rules, we are prohibited from making repairs on property they own.
As we own our units, we are free to sell them. However, before a buyer can move in they must be approved by Kitsap Housing. This process can take months. The buyer and seller are left in limbo. We have no recourse and no one will listen.
Kitsap Housing’s executive director doesn’t return phone calls. The mayor of Port Orchard sits on the board of Kitsap Housing but declines to get involved. If you complain, you are labeled a troublemaker and your requests are buried.
Clearly, our public servants aren’t working in the best interests of its senior citizens.