In case you missed it, last month the Buena Vista Mobile Home Park Resident's Association prevailed in its lawsuit challenging the closure of Buena Vista Mobile Home Park, Palo Alto's last mobile home park.
This past holiday season, the 400 mostly Latino and low-income residents of Buena Vista were given the gift of hope that their diverse and affordable community will be saved. Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Brian Walsh found in favor of the Resident's Association, requiring the City to go back to the drawing board and delay closure until the relocation assistance plan complies with the applicable law.
Additionally, the Housing Authority of Santa Clara County approved a plan to acquire Buena Vista through eminent domain. The Resident's Association, represented by the Law Foundation of Silicon Valley, Western Center on Law & Poverty, and pro bono partner, Sidley Austin LLP, is now more hopeful than ever that their community will be saved.