OASIS – Supervisor V. Manuel Perez is holding a meeting on Saturday to discuss efforts to provide relocation assistance for the residents of Oasis Mobile Home Park.
The newly enacted California state budget included $30 million requested by State Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia to help families at Oasis Mobile Home Park move out of hazardous living conditions.
The California Department of Housing and Community Development recently designated Riverside County to administer the Oasis Mobile Home Park relocation funds. Supervisor Perez is working with county, state and federal agencies as well as the Torres-Martinez Desert Cahuilla Indians, and is coordinating this meeting on Saturday to figure out steps forward with the community for relocation opportunities.
The meeting will be held at 12 p.m. Saturday, November 20 at the Toro Canyon Middle School Multipurpose Room, located at 86-150 Avenue 66, Thermal, CA 92274. The meeting will be conducted in Spanish. Purépecha interpretation and lunch will be provided.
“These funds will be a major improvement for Oasis Mobile Home Park residents who have long suffered from the lack of clean drinking water, safe sanitation systems, and other serious problems at the dilapidated Oasis Mobile Home Park,” said Supervisor Perez. “It will take some time to plan what the relocation assistance options involve, but we are committed to doing this with the community, specifically, the families at Oasis Mobile Home Park. I look forward to having these conversations on the ground, and Saturday will be one of multiple opportunities for community engagement.”
Riverside County, and its Department of Housing and Workforce Solutions, have a long track record of assisting residents through programs to improve their living conditions when living in substandard housing.
To date, 18 families from Oasis Mobile Home Park have been moved into new homes at Mountain View Estates, a community in Oasis with clean water, sewer, electric infrastructure, paved roads, community center, playground, community services and bus routes. Riverside County is currently working with Desert Empire Homes to complete the 107-home expansion at Mountain View Estates which, at full build-out, can offer brand new homes for additional Oasis Mobile Home Park families.
Supervisor V. Manuel Perez represents the eastern two-thirds of Riverside County on the Riverside County Board of Supervisors. Stretching from Palm Springs and Desert Hot Springs, south to the Salton Sea and east to Blythe and the Colorado River, the 4th District is the largest geographical district in the county.
Supervisor Perez’s office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.