Question: We have a tenant whose son (age 65) is her caregiver. They spend winters in Southern California. The son/caregiver used to work for us a few years ago, but was fired due to his terrible attitude and disrespect for management. The situation has continued to worsen, and he has filed false complaints against the park with the DEQ over our wastewater.
He submitted a Temporary Occupant Agreement (MHCO #25) dated March 13, 2013, containing an expiration date of November 2049. Obviously, we would not accept that request. We have spoken to the Oregon Fair Housing Council, and they advised us that a resident is entitled to have the caregiver of their choice, and if we resisted he could possibly take the case to BOLI and we would not prevail, with a very costly defense.
Since then we sent him a revised Temporary Occupant Agreement, identifying that it was a “reasonable accommodation compromise,” setting forth specific conditions limiting his interactions with management and physical proximity to the wastewater plant. After no response, we again spoke with a Fair Housing Council representative again, and they stated they would contact the resident and her care provider to ask them to send the signed agreement back to us. So far, we have never received it back, so currently, he does not have any written agreement with us for his occupancy, temporary or otherwise.
We are concerned that when his elderly mother passes away, he will apply for occupancy. We do not believe that he could pass our income requirements for residency. He currently does “handy man” jobs for other residents, and likely cannot demonstrate sufficient income.
Two weeks ago he took his mother to Southern California for the winter and returned without her. It is unclear if he will stay through the winter, or return to California. Can we write him a letter saying that as a caregiver, he is not allowed to be here without her?