4. SOUNDBITE (English) James Lesane, mobile home resident:
"Our rent was $150 per month. Now it's $465. I cannot afford that. And it's kind of affecting me a little bit, but I just take one day at a time leave it in God's hands."
5. Time Out Communities LLC sign.
6. SOUNDBITE (English) James Lesane, mobile home resident:
"I'm on a fixed income and if I had more money, I wouldn't even go through this right here with this here. I would go on ahead and just pay them and keep on going about my business, but if I had the extra money to pay them the type of money, they're looking for me to pay them for my house to be over here."
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7. SOUNDBITE (English) Shirley Pittman, mobile home resident:
"When I got this letter in February that we had new owners and they said it was bought by Time Out. During that time, they didn't say if they was going to raise the rent or not. Right then. But then later on they sent the new lease out saying the rent was going to be raised to $465. I put a lot of sweat in paying for this home. I did without a lot of things to make the payments on it and I don't want to see, you know, to lose it, you know, after all I've been through for it."
Some mobile home residents in Robeson County, North Carolina, have seen their rent prices increase by more than triple after being slammed by hurricanes Matthew and Florence.
Residents who cannot afford the increases say they have nowhere else to go after hurricanes wiped out many affordable housing options.
Florida-based company Time Out Communities bought 23 mobile home parks in the low-income county over the past two years and has since doubled or tripled the rents.
For eight years, James Lesane paid what he could for his mobile home lot rental every month - 150 US dollars.
But in February, five months after Hurricane Florence, his monthly lot rent has more than tripled to 465 US dollars.
With a fixed social security disability income of about 791 US dollars a month, Lesane said it's impossible for him to pay the rent increase.
In an emailed statement, Time Out has said rents were raised to be consistent with current market rates and that some of the additional revenue will go toward community improvement.
Time Out owns 23 properties in low-income Robeson County, many of which were bought in the past two years.
Lawyers from the Legal Aid of North Carolina and the North Carolina Justice Centre have helped residents fight eviction notices on issues such as improper notice, buying residents time to find other housing.