We Support Palo Alto Residents at Buena Vista Mobile Home Park
Friends of Buena Vista are Palo Alto individuals and community groups that support residents at Buena Vista in their effort to remain living in Palo Alto.
If the 88-year old Buena Vista Mobile Home Park closes and its affordable housing is not replaced, it will result in the single greatest displacement of Palo Altans in our town’s history. Of the 129 Buena Vista children, 99 are PAUSD students. We insist on a solution that includes Buena Vista residents remaining here, and their children in our schools.
Current Situation: Most residents own their mobile homes, renting space from the property owner. The owner wants to close Buena Vista, forcing the residents to move in order to sell to a redeveloper that says it will build no affordable replacement housing. The owner has a right to sell, but we think he and the redeveloper also have a responsibility to residents who will lose everything – the homes they own, their jobs and safe community, and the children will lose their good schools and bright hopes for the future. We will all lose nearly 400 neighbors and over 100 units of badly needed affordable housing.
Â We share these goals with Buena Vista residents:
- Work together to ensure residents have the option to remain in Palo Alto.
- Ensure students will finish their education in Palo Alto.
- Replace any of the 108 units of Buena Vista affordable housing that may be lost.
- Work with residents to guarantee their fair treatment and rights upheld.