They would then rent the homes until banks took them back.
Many families told us at the time that they did not realize the properties were in foreclosure when they signed leases.
According to the lawsuit filed by the Attorney General's office, the company didn’t always tell renters the homes were in foreclosure and renters would often have to move out quickly before their leases were up.
“There's a lot of houses. A lot of families are getting kicked out because of this. And a lot of people don't know about this,” said Jorge Taveras, whose family was evicted after the home they rented was transferred from one group of investors to another, and they paid rent to the wrong landlord.
For the past six months, the AG’s office has been seeking to shut HOA Problem Solutions and several related companies down under the Florida Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act.
The trial is proceeding slowly.
HOA Problem Solutions’ attorney missed multiple court deadlines to provide information, delaying the trial by months.
In the meantime, the Volcy's rental home title was transferred to a new company called Pasco Home Help.
A company not legally registered in Florida is listed as the registered agent, and the address listed is a PO Box at a UPS store in Odessa.
“It's a tangled web that somebody needs to untangle,” said Volcy.
The Attorney General’s Office says they're in the process of doing just that and are currently investigating Volcys’ complaint, but the family worries time is not on their side.
“It's ridiculous. When does the government step in and say we're gonna protect the American family?” Volcy said.