The mayor of Hialeah warned of the possibility restrictions on boats and motor homes which remain parked in front of the houses and can be rented as residential units.
Hialeah authorities are ready to begin destroy and make a stricter ordinance than the current use of recreational vehicles (RV) and boats, according to media reports.
According to Mayor Esteban Bovo Jr., there is a report that shows that “there are 200, 240 houses or so with RVs.” We’re not talking about a lot of houses using it illegally, but if we continue to allow it, someone will think it’s okay to do it,” he warned.
Hialeah has had an ordinance regulating the use of recreational vehicles since 2007, but Alexis Riverón, director of the Department of Construction, warned that this rule allows them to park in the backyard, limiting the ability of inspector to check if there are any violations.
Mayor Esteban Bovo Jr. wants to “It’s not that we’re talking about 15% of Hialeah households owning an RV, because that’s not the case,” Bovo told Hialeah Council members on September 6, at a meeting where they discussed the issue. .
Many elected officials say this issue hits close to home.
The mayor stated that he experienced the feeling of being watched by a neighbor with a recreational vehicle. “I had (the RV) in the back of my house, a guy parked his RV in front of my fence, I talked to him about it,” Bovo said.
Although it was only temporary, he said he “can imagine what would happen if the neighbor decided to park it there, I’d have someone watching my back all day.”
Boats are another point to consider as there are homes with multiple boats parked at various points on the property.
It is expected that this issue will be discussed by the Hialeah Council on September 26.
Councilor Vivian Casáls-Muñoz said that near her house there is a house with two motorhomes in the back and even a portable toilet. “My God, we have to enforce the law,” he said.
Council President Mónica Pérez said that the illegal use of recreational vehicles in Hialeah began after the pandemic, when “many people who came to live in South Florida did not have documents and could not pay the rent, the cost of living has also increased.”
The scarcity of affordable housing especially in Hialeah, creating the need for informal alternatives.
Although there is an increase in new promotions In the city, the average resident of Hialeah cannot afford to rent an apartment or house.