ORLANDO, Fla. - The future of a downtown Orlando building that houses low-income seniors is unclear after residents came to Channel 9, saying building staff warned then that they had two years to move out.
Now, all that could change.
"They informed us that in two years, that all of us would be evicted out of that building," said one senior resident who didn't want to be identified.
The resident was told that contract with the federal government to provide low-income housing for seniors is about to end.
"Well, right away, we were panicky," the resident said.
Rents are just a few hundred
"I am very happy where I am at. I just want to be left alone," said the residents.
After Channel 9 contacted management, they sent the residents a letter saying the rumors were categorically false.
But some residents pointed out that selling the building would be lucrative as it is located in downtown Orlando, across the street from the new Performing Arts Center.
"It all comes down to money. That is what it means," said the resident.
But the Westminster group who owns the Magnolia Towers sent Channel 9 the following statement:
"Any rumors about the future of Magnolia Towers are just that: false rumors. Westminster Communities of Florida has no plans or discussions regarding Magnolia Towers at this time. We regret any concern to our residents, their families and the community that this misinformation has caused them.
Still, the statement wasn't enough for some residents.
"It still makes us feel uneasy and not very secure," said one resident.