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Some age-restricted communities don’t bend for broken families

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Editor's note: The following item is republished with permission of AOL Real Estate. View the original article: "The Minor Threat: Age-Restricted Communities Evicting Children."   By STEFANOS CHEN At six months old, Kimberly Broffman faced eviction. It wasn't because her grandparents couldn't afford the home where she lived -- they were current on the mortgage. And it had nothing to do with her mother's run-ins with the law; she was welcome to stay, too. The only persona non grata was the infant, and she had to leave soon. The reason: Kimberly's grandparents -- and primary caregivers -- live in an age-restricted community, where minors are treated more often as vagrants than visitors. Judie and Jim Stottler (pictured above with Kimberly), who belong to the Lakes Homeowners Association in Clearwater, Fla., have been in and out of court to keep Kimberly in their home since she was 3, though the community board first raised objections when Kimberly ...