Eighteen families have moved into new manufactured homes at Mountain View Estates in Oasis.
During the Covid 19 pandemic, Riverside County has received state and federal support to complete the build-out at Mountain View Estates, mobile home park, which has clean water, sewer and electric infrastructure and paved roads, as well as amenities that include a community center, playground, community services, and bus routes.
The 107-home expansion is the final phase of new homes at the park. 40 homes have already been installed.
67 more are coming by the middle of 2021.
Altogether, the park will have 398 new manufactured homes, courtesy of Desert Empire Homes.
These homes will allow families of migrant farm workers to move out of substandard or dilapidated mobile homes and unpermitted mobile home parks lacking basic infrastructure.
“This is a major victory and it is life changing for farmworker and service worker families to be able to move from unsafe conditions into a beautiful mobile home and have decent housing and a better quality of life,” said Supervisor V. Manuel Perez. “Dilapidated and substandard housing conditions has been an issue for many years in the eastern Coachella Valley. Today is a bright spot in our county’s efforts and partnerships towards developing quality, affordable and safe housing.”
The builder of Mountain View Estates, Desert Empire Homes, is working to get mobile homes installed. The Phase 3 expansion will fully build out Mountain View Estates, with 107 mobile homes out of 398 total. The first 40 homes are being added, with an additional 67 to come by the middle part of the year.
Applications for the new mobile homes are currently being accepted by county housing staff and can be found at: https://www.harivco.org/Resources/MtViewEstatesProjectHomekeyApplications/tabid/242/Default.aspx
Family getting the keys to a new manufactured home at Mountain View Estates in Oasis, part of a partnership between Riverside County and Desert Empire Homes.
Photo from Riverside County Supervisors Manuel Perez.