An agency meant to help incapacitated, isolated Miami-Dade residents is facing scrutiny for selling clients’ homes to a realtor who flipped them for profit.
WLRN reported the nonprofit Guardianship Program of Dade County acquired numerous homes at below-market values, then sold them to real estate firm Express Homes. The firm’s owner, Carlos Morales, is married to Miami City Attorney Victoria Méndez.
A former resident has sued the couple for allegedly coercing him into selling his home “under false pretenses.” They deny wrongdoing.
Lawyers involved in Express Home sales include former Guardianship Program President Sergio Mendez and Miami Mayor Francis Suarez.
– Jesse Scheckner, Florida Politics