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Evicted residents get help


(Supervisors interrupt their vacation)…The Board was in the second week of their two-week vacation.

This week they held a special meeting. The purpose was to help residents of the Sleepy Hallow RV Park. On July 1 the residents had received eviction notices, and time to help them find alternate accommodations was running out. The Park is on Native American land, and the tribe is not obligated to provide a reason for the eviction. During the emergency meeting, the Supervisors agreed to approve the use of Community Benefit Program funds not to exceed $20,300 to provide temporary relocation for the evicted residents. County Economic Development Manager, Esperanza Colio-Warren, also said 29 of the evicted families qualified for a one time housing stipend of $700. Most of the 57 families being evicted have lived at the RV Park for over 22 years. Colio said there are seniors in the 80’s and 90’s being evicted. They must be out by August 31.


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