Redwood City mobile home residents can’t afford required maintenance

REDWOOD Town — A tiny trailer at the Sequoia Cellular Dwelling Park in Redwood Town is exactly where Mary Whitney, her daughter and grandsons stay. The place rental is $1,200 for every thirty day period.

Residents  at the park say they are all of a sudden acquiring health and basic safety violations from park management. Residents at Sequoia, usually a person paycheck away from catastrophe are fearful about what to do.

Whitney and other folks say code enforcement violations started piling up in March, pursuing a fireplace at Sequoia.

“The cost of living in Redwood Town is ridiculous. We are unable to afford to stay wherever else. We’re not getting provided the sources. We have the county regularly knocking on our doorway for us to take care of these violations,” Whitney stated.

“They are indicating that there is violations in our propane tanks, there are violations in our sewer leaks, we have electrical issues, we have cracks in home windows, we have um, just a assortment of concerns.” 

San Mateo County has advised them to use for economic help with the repairs.

“A great deal of the inhabitants in this article are aged and they will not have the methods, intelligent telephones, Wi-Fi, they failed to have the technological innovation to use for these programs so I have been encouraging them. To this day, we have turned in our apps and we have nevertheless to listen to from this plan.”

Thursday evening at a town hall-design conference, people aired quite a few frustrations and troubles even though county executives experimented with to assuage concern that this is a ploy to evict them.

“We do really considerably care. We are not attempting to hit them. We are trying to help them in which we can to be certain they have a safe and sound position to live. To the diploma management is not cooperating and collaborating so we can make these repairs that permits them to keep right here and keep risk-free, we will do everything we can,” said Steve Monowitz from the San Mateo County scheduling and building section.

“I’m really scared. I’m quite nervous about talking out and the explanation why I am doing this is mainly because sufficient is more than enough. We have elderly individuals, we have pregnant women of all ages, we have aged individuals knocking on my door indicating “Mary, are we gonna get kicked out?”,” Whitney explained. 

San Mateo County executives say they are also doing work with house administration to maintenance ongoing sewage and electrical issues. Administration has until Friday to react.