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Meet a few of the local organizations that are helping make life easier for Mountain View’s unhoused

Original post made on Feb 28, 2023

When Mountain View RV resident David Schaack hears a knock at his door every Monday at 5 p.m., he knows what’s waiting for him on the other side: a friendly smile, and a warm, nutritious meal.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, February 28, 2023, 1:27 PM

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Posted by Rouel - Urban Living
a resident of Another Mountain View Neighborhood
on Feb 28, 2023 at 3:19 pm

Rouel - Urban Living is a registered user.

Malea Martin, thank you for your reporting keeping us informed on the goings on about our city, Mountain View.

In my opinion we should recognize that those of us living in our motorhomes and trailers, are not unhoused, and are not living in RV mode. 'Motorhomes and trailers', they 'are' our HOMES, a lot like Tiny Homes, and in need of a place to Safe Park our motorhomes and trailers for living life in our great city. And for some of us, to Safe Park our motorhomes and trailers at reasonable / affordable monthly rates. Reasonable / affordable monthly rates should be precisely defined, perhaps, 25% of monthly full-time minimum wage after taxes. As such, financially self sustaining / supporting Safe Parking Lots can be made to work, that would pay the cost of necessary infrastructure, such as potable water, garbage collection, porta-potty services and more without a financial burden on the city. Furthermore, availability would help move more motorhomes and trailers off the streets. The city, the county, and the state have lands that can be purposed to create such communities. Also, it should be emphasized that these Safe Parking communities are NOT for storage, the owners must live in their motorhomes and trailers.

Posted by bkengland
a resident of Whisman Station
on Feb 28, 2023 at 5:11 pm

bkengland is a registered user.

Such important reporting here, Malea! Note also the organizations Community Services Agency (CSA) and Reach Potential Movement involved in this work in our community. Thanks for your ongoing articles on these needs and services!

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