TEQUESTA (CBSMiami) – A Florida woman is facing possible fines from her homeowner’s association after letting a long-time family friend displaced by Hurricane Dorian stay in her home.
Teena Lavalvo says she let her friend stay with her because they had nowhere else to go.READ MORE: Surfside Mayor Charles Burkett, 'The Building Has Literally Pancaked'
She also let seven other Bahamians who lost their homes stay at her house for just one night.READ MORE: At Least One Dead In Partial Collapse Of Surfside Condo
Now, her HOA is threatening fines if her friend doesn’t find another place to live.
“I do not understand how this association, or any other community, wouldn’t have empathy for the fact that we were going through a very short period of transition,” she said.MORE NEWS: Residents Rescued After Surfside Condo Building Partially Collapsed
Lavalvo faces a fine of $100 a day if she can’t find a home for them by this week.