PRESCOTT, AZ (3TV/CBS5) -- A senior living community in Prescott is forcing a teenager to leave his grandparent's home after both of his parents died within two weeks of each other. The senior living community, The Gardens and Courtyard at Willow Creek, said the teenager is too young to live there.
"I want to be here," said Collin Clabaugh. "Cause I know I have two people who love me." Collin is just a 15-year-old who lives at his grandparent's home in Prescott because he endured the unimaginable in California.
Last year, his mother, Bonnie, died in the hospital, and his father Clay took his own life two weeks later. The family told Arizona's Family that Collin has nowhere else to go. The homeowner association said he can't stay at the senior living community.
"I cry every day," said Collin's grandmother, Melodie Passmore. "I try not to cry in front of him because I want him to be happy."
An attorney representing the homeowner association told Arizona's Family that Collin doesn't meet the minimum age requirement of 19. In a statement, they said, "The board appreciates the difficulty of these circumstances but must balance the interests of all parties involved. The Passmores, and all other owners who purchased property in an age-restricted community expecting the age restrictions to be followed."
They went on and said: "Community associations that fail to enforce their residency age restrictions leave themselves open to legal claims from other residents and could even endanger the ability of the association to remain an age-restricted community."