Farmworkers are one of the most disproportionately impacted groups by the COVID-19 crisis. They kept the nation’s food supply going while many of us were able to shelter-in-place and work remotely, yet the City’s proposed spending plan does not provide much-needed assistance to farmworkers.
OASIS — Forty-nine organizations and individuals sent a letter to the California Senate and Assembly Budget Committees to ask for funding to relocate residents of Oasis Mobile Home Park in the Eastern Coachella Valley to new quality affordable housing in a safe community.
The residents of the Oasis Mobile Home Park filed a complaint in January seeking to hold the ownership of the mobile home park accountable for failure to correct water, housing and contract violations.[Read: Chasing ‘home’ in Oasis]
As part of their efforts, residents are requesting a state budget allocation of $30 million to relocate the families to safer housing. A petition also seeks to garner support for the families. You can sign your name and support here.
Read the letters below that were sent to the budget committees.
Senate Budget Committee LetterSenate-Budget-Oasis-MHP-2.19.21
Assembly Budget Committee LetterAssembly-Budget-Oasis-MHP-2.19.21
Updated April 19, 2021.