“York County Board of Supervisors has appealed a zoning board decision so that they may force a couple to remove their 415-square-foot home from a mobile home community.
Tom and Karen Rogers, who have lived in Bruton Park for several years in a different structure, said they had already purchased their custom-built home from LiL’ Lodges in Florida before they were told the home wouldn’t be permitted in the county. They bought the home with money they got after their fifth-wheel recreational vehicle, which was parked in the same community, was damaged by a tree, Karen Rogers said.
Tom and Karen Rogers, who have lived in Bruton Park for several years in a different structure, said they had already purchased their new 420-square-foot home from LiL’ Lodges in Florida before they were told the home wouldn’t be permitted in York County.”
Source: Daily Press
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“They moved in and then received a notice to comply that essentially would have required them to vacate the property. They filed an appeal with the Zoning Board of Appeals and won. Now the Board of Supervisors has asked a circuit court judge to overturn that decision.
“You know what the county is worried about? That they are going to get people having affordable housing,” Karen Rogers said.
York County’s median home value was $316,800 from 2009 to 2013, according to the U.S. Census.
Karen Rogers said her $60,000-$65,000 home — with a living room, kitchen, washer, dryer, master bedroom, bathroom and a half, loft and front porch — is more economical than a typical mobile home and they can’t afford a single-family home. The couple are part of a wider movement across the country in which tiny homes — generally less than 500 square feet — are being built for people who want more affordable housing.”
Help Karen and Tom Rogers by signing this petition online: https://www.change.org/p/york-county-virginia-board-of-supervisors-let-the-board-of-zoning-appeals-variance-for-tom-karen-rogers-tiny-house-stand
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