A mother of three says she has no intention of leaving her home in Lake Villa after more than three months of renovations, and she’s hoping the city of San Jose will reconsider her decision.
Elisa Morales has been renting apartments in the lake villas in San Jose for two years.
She says the apartment complex is overcrowded and she can’t afford to move out because of the costs.
San Jose officials say it’s because the apartments were built to hold 200 people.
“I just feel like they’re trying to keep people here,” Morales said.
“You know, I don’t want to stay here forever, but I think they should look at other options.”
Morales says she hopes the city will reconsider its decision to rent to people who are elderly and who are already living in the city.
The city said it was making the changes because of rising rent and a lack of beds.
San José Mayor Sam Liccardo says he was unaware of the renovations when he signed off on the lease.
Liccarda says the city needs to work with the families and help them move out.