BRENTWOOD -- All Anthony Perry wants to do is die in the home his mother and grandmother share.
"(He wants) to see some daylight, and visit with me and my mom," said Becky Crowther, 58, in the apartment she shares with her 75-year-old mother, Maureen Crowther, at Sycamore II Place, a low-income senior housing community.
But a rental policy that allows visitors to stay only three days means that Perry may have to leave the apartment any day, she said.
"I don't think that's right," Perry, 39, said Thursday. "I don't think they understand where I am coming from. I was homeless, but I'm trying to do the right thing now. I'm not bothering anybody. A lot of (neighbors) like me and are concerned with me and check on me."
Becky Crowther's son has been in her home a week after he was discharged from Contra Costa County Regional Medical Center and is under hospice care for heart problems, she said.
"He has been on the street for four years off and on," she said, fighting back tears. "There really isn't much a hospital can do."
On Monday morning, the Crowthers got a call from the resident manager's office and were told that the rental agreement only allowed visitors to stay for a maximum of 72 hours, Becky Crowther said.
As of Thursday, Perry was still in the home, but the Crowthers are worried he may be asked to leave at any time.
The resident manager's office referred calls to Oakland-based Christian Church Homes, which manages the Sycamore I and II Place properties. The company manages or owns 57 low-income senior housing communities in California and five other states.
Connie Ball, operations manager for Christian Church Homes, said on Wednesday she was aware of the situation.
"Our properties are governed by Housing and Urban Development rules, there are certain rules and regulations we have to follow. I do know there is a history with (Perry) coming and going. Our concern is for the safety of residents and staff," said Ball, without elaborating those concerns.
She went on to say: "We do have compassion for this individual's situation" and that more assessment needed to be done before a decision was made. Ball had not provided an update of the situation as of Thursday afternoon.
HUD representatives could not be reached because of the federal shutdown.
Neighbor Charlie Buckner said enforcing the 72-hour policy would show a lack of compassion by management.
"I think that they could be more compassionate," he said. "The man is dying -- come on."
Robin Jones, spokeswoman for Hospice of the East Bay, said there have been cases where hospice care has been provided to homeless people and that such care can be provided in other places besides the home.
"We have cared for patients wherever that home is. We have cared for patients in hotel rooms and shelters," or skilled nursing homes, she said. "We have patients in all kinds of economic situations. No one is turned down."
If a homeless person does not have a place to stay, Hospice for the East Bay "evaluates what their needs are and works with them to get an appropriate placement, a safe environment and living situation, based on their individual situation and their wishes."
"His wish was to come home," Becky Crowther said of her son's desire to have hospice care in her home.
Contact Eve Mitchell at 925-779-7189. Follow her on Twitter.com/EastCounty_Girl.