In 2020 Housing El Dorado, in partnership with The Upper Room, successfully developed and implemented the Pathways winter housing program which provided 761 bed nights, healthy meals, case management and navigation services for homeless El Dorado County residents
The Pathways Project assists clients to obtain identity documents, clothing, food, employment, social security/disability benefits, unemployment, healthcare to address chronic and acute conditions, health insurance, housing, substance abuse treatment, mental health counseling, family reunification and reconnection, and improved sense of well-being by being valued and empowered during the process.
At Pathways services are provided based on Housing First Principles and there are no litmus tests for race, ethnicity, sexual orientation or identification, income, or education. Clients are provided ongoing engagement using a client-centered approach to meet clients where they are and identify areas of needs and highest priorities. Individual case plans are developed that include observable and measurable goals and the support and facilitation necessary to achieve those goals.
Did you know:
Currently one needs a job earning $28.23 an hour to be able to afford rent in El Dorado County. (Average rent $1468).
And that there are not enough affordable rental homes for working families.
The shortfall is over 3000 homes.
EDCOE estimates there are 850 students in our county that do not have secure housing.
Dear Fellow Mobile Home Residents,
It is with much hope for 2021 that I reach out to you today. My name is Tamara Janies and I have been working on Space Rent Stabilization for mobile home owners in El Dorado County for the last 3 ½ years. Many of you have supported Space Rent Stabilization but when Covid hit, there was no way to organize or meet, but it didn’t stop Kathy Kniffen and I from continuing to work behind the scenes. The Board of Supervisors of El Dorado County has heard our cry for protection, and has planned to address Space Rent Stabilization in January of 2021! Fantastic News!
Now we have to make them understand what we are facing and here are the ways you can help: I need stories of hardship, loss of equity, forced eviction and the very real fear that we all face as mobile home owners, in this current predatory market. The Board of Supervisors wants to hear our stories, and it is crucial that we make it clear the hardships we face. Especially when you consider that the Social Security increase for 2021 is 1.2%. Many of you are facing increases in 2021 of 10% or more. How long can you remain in your home if these predatory corporations are allowed to continue unregulated?
You can look up the Supervisor who represents you based on your home address at https://www.edcgov.us/Government/BOS. Please share your personal stories and history about owning your home but renting the space from your park owner.
To the Board of Supervisors direct: via mail: 330 Fair Lane Placerville, CA 95667
Phone: (530) 621-5390
John Hidahl District I Ibosone@edcgov.us
George Turnboo District II email@example.com
Wendy Thomas District III firstname.lastname@example.org
Lori Parlin District IV email@example.com
Sue Novasel District V firstname.lastname@example.org
Emails can also be sent to:
Tamara Janies Tjanies@comcast.net (530) 391-1423
El Dorado Mobile Home Coalition, Chair
Kathy Kniffen email@example.com (530) 409-3569
El Dorado Mobile Home Coalition, Co-Chair
Your participation is VITAL to passing this ordinance and we are counting on you to rally for yourself and your neighbors. We will forward the time and date for the meeting as soon as we have the date. Meanwhile, please forward your responses ASAP. Anyone who can Zoom should attend this meeting. Let them hear our roar, remember we are fighting for our homes! Thank you!
Housing El Dorado Executive Committee Member
Upper Room Dining Hall Executive Director