The Seminole Tribe of Florida announced Friday its closing the Seminole Estates Mobile Home Park in Hollywood by June, 2013.
Lois Marano has lived in the park, located just south of Stirling Road on State Road 7, for 40 years.
"I moved here with my children. They grew up here and I thought I would die here," said Marano.
Nancy Gallagher, president of the park's homeowners association, said people were stunned by the announcement.
"Everybody's crying. You are talking about people in their 80s and 90s," said Gallagher.
"It's devastating. Where do you go? What do you do?" said Marano.
Seminole spokesman Gary Bitner said the council decided to close the park because the tribe is facing a housing shortage of its own.
"They have had a wait list for housing for over a decade. They have 200 people on that wait list," said Bitner.
Despite the park staying open until next summer, the community swimming pool, exercise room, and bowling alley were closed Friday.
"My board room closed down. Can't get any of my records or anything," said Gallagher.
Low-income residents will receive $3,000 if they move out by New Year's. Those who stay into 2013 will see their rent steadily increase.
"One year and $3,000 is not fair enough," said Marty Sosnick. "Where you going to live for $500, $600 a month?"
The tribe's vision for the land is still being determined, but Bitner said it may become single-family homes so more members can live on the land.