Las Vegas mobile home residents say they have less than a month to move


LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Residents of a Northeast Valley mobile home park are scrambling to find new homes after saying they have less than a month to move.

On Tuesday, people living at Desert Paradise Mobile Home Park on Las Vegas and Nellis Boulevards had to vacate the property.

About 32 families were forced to evacuate the property after receiving notice of uninhabitable conditions.

“Nobody in the county is stepping in to take care of what they need, for any of these residents,” said resident Maggie Lunsford-Brown.

Lunsford-Brown said she was aware residents needed to leave, but said some were unable to.

“I am terminally ill. If I’m under any type of stress, the cancer feeds on the stress. It will kill me,” she said.

Victoria Deleon said she was currently paying $600 in rent and that moving prices in today’s market were unreasonable.

“I’ve been looking for places and there’s nothing here,” Deleon said. “With the credit score, and they want you to earn three times the amount of rent. It’s just not very promising.

For now, Deleon told 8 News Now she just wants everyone to get the resettlement help they need.

“I have kids, so I can’t really risk staying here and being like, ‘We’re not going,'” she said. “I just wish they would take care of the people who live here.”

8 News Now contacted the county, which said it has been offering assistance since January to help residents find new homes, as well as financial assistance to move out by May 31.


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