Court Hearing Scheduled on October 31, 2023 to Decide Their Future
Low-income seniors are threatened with imminent eviction from their homes by a multi-billion dollar development corporation at Imperial Avalon Mobile Estates (located at 21207 Avalon Boulevard in Carson, California).
The developer ordinally sought approval to close the Mobile home park, displacing a total of 373 Carson citizens from their homes, during the height of the Covid-19 pandemic. The approval process was supposed to include public participation, but lockdown orders in place at the time prevented many residents from meaningfully participating the City Planning Commission and City Council hearings.
The approval was ultimately granted in 2020, in part based on promises from the developer to ensure no resident would become homeless through the closure process. As the closure process comes to an end, the developer has failed to ensure the residents are relocated to safe and affordable, local housing as promised.
Many of the residents on fixed incomes and have no place to go based on the lack of other affordable housing options and income qualification factors. In the end, the developer seeks to strip these Carson residents, and one of the most vulnerable populations of our society, of their retirements, property, and futures.
The residents have been raising these problems with the developer for months, but their pleas for help have been ignored. The developer intends to initiate eviction proceedings on the remaining residents of the park on November 1, 2023. On Tuesday, October 31, 2023, the remaining residents will seek a temporary restraining order from the Los Angeles Superior Court to temporarily cease park closure until the remaining residents can be relocated into safe and affordable, local housing. (Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. 23STCV25933).
The developer is expected to attend the hearing and oppose the residents’ request.
The hearing will take place at 8:30 a.m. in Department 85 of the Stanley Mosk Courthouse. All residents who are able to attend are expected to attend the hearing to ask the Court for help in avoiding their imminent homelessness.
Jeff Steiman, President, Imperial Avalon Mobile Estates
Carla Zanotti, resident, Imperial Avalon Mobile Estates