AURORA, Colo. (CBS4) – Hundreds of people are worried about losing their homes in Aurora.

A land owner is preparing to close a mobile home park near Children’s Hospital Colorado.

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The residents say it’s a matter of affordable housing, and they can’t afford the tens of thousands of dollars it would cost to move their homes.

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Petra Bennet says the community was ready to buy the land – offering $20 million.

The Aurora City Council voted unanimously to pass a moratorium that would keep that land owner and others with mobile home parks from redeveloping for 10 months after a sale.

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Residents say it won’t save their homes but may protect others.

“If we don’t stand up and fight and bring some light to the situation they don’t have a chance,” said Bennet.

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The landowner says he has given the residents two years to find a new area to live, and after being in the business for 30 years, he’s simply ready to retire.

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