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Third mobile home park restored for FEMA housing

Renovations at Coleman Creek Estates in Phoenix are complete and the Federal Emergency Management Agency is preparing 69 trailers to accommodate local fire survivors by the end of the month. [Photo from FEMA video]

Federal Emergency Management Agency renovations are complete at a third Southern Oregon mobile home park destroyed in the Almeda fire, and will be ready to accommodate all remaining local fire survivors by the end of the month.

The site at Coleman Creek Estates in Phoenix is now complete and trailers are being prepared for fire survivors, according to FEMA spokesman Jeremy Hollen. The mobile home park being leased by the federal agency will have space for 69 eligible survivors by the end of August.

“With construction completed on Coleman Creek, there is enough temporary housing for all survivors eligible for FEMA assistance,” Hollen said.

The mobile home park is the third and largest of the burned Southern Oregon parks renovated to accommodate displaced fire victims, according to Hollen.

Totem Pole Mobile Park in Talent houses 27 FEMA trailers, and Rogue Valley Mobile Village in Phoenix holds another 20.

As of last week, 238 families had been approved by FEMA to get direct temporary housing stemming from the Labor Day 2020 fires — which also struck parts of Lane, Lincoln and Marion counties — including 187 in Jackson County.