County Seeks to Acquire Buena Vista

HOUSING AUTHORITY OF THE COUNTY OF SANTA CLARA
BEGINS STEPS TO ACQUIRE BUENA VISTA MOBILE HOME PARK

Santa Clara County Supervisor Joe Simitian today praised the Housing Authority of the County of Santa Clara’s Board of Commissioners for authorizing the potential acquisition and improvement of the Buena Vista Mobile Home Park in Palo Alto.

In a meeting held earlier today, the Housing Authority Board considered an appraisal of the value of the mobile home park, and voted unanimously to allow their Executive Director Katherine Harasz to send an offer letter to the park owner and begin negotiations.

The Housing Authority’s action is the most recent step forward in implementing a three-way collaboration (approved earlier this year in June) that includes funding from the County of Santa Clara and the City of Palo Alto.

“This is an important step forward,” said Simitian. “With everyone pulling together we’re well positioned to preserve 117 units of affordable housing, prevent the eviction of 400 low income residents, and ensure that the current property owner receives full and fair market value for the property.”

“We have a mission and challenge to preserve affordable housing for the people of our community,” said Harasz. “With this effort, we hope to secure this park for today’s residents and future generations.”