There is no place like home. And even when the place your family calls home is substandard, when you are about to be displaced because where you live is being sold, it is unsettling. Redwood Trailer Village was such a place.
For several years, many San Mateo County departments have been dedicated and committed to helping the over 200 residents, many of them children, improve their mobile homes and continue living in this community. Through the collaborative efforts of several departments – County Managers Office, County Counsel, Human Services Agency, Housing Department, Public Works, Planning and Building and the Office of Community Affairs, these families residents now have a better home to live and raise their families.
In October 2018, the Board of Supervisors approved $6.5 million in low cost loans to assist the residents of the mobile home park replace their aging trailers with new units. This has been an extensive process that required several community meetings, and one-on-one meetings with the families to go over the loan applications. District 4 is proud to report some of the families have already moved into their new homes – and they are beautiful! The next phase of demolition and installing the new mobile homes has begun – with the move-in date coming closer. It is truly amazing what team work can do – to ensure families are living in a safe environment.