For a limited time, financial assistance is being made available to the Pine Haven Trailer Park residents being forced to move. Get more details now.
As previously reported, 35 residents of the Pine Haven trailer park have been given a couple of weeks to move. They received a notice that the park had been sold and would be closed January 31st, 2015. Since then , the Lake Charles/SWLA Continuum of Care (CoC), the United Way of Southwest Louisiana, the City of Lake Charles and the Volunteer Center of Southwest Louisiana (211) have been working together and just announced that they've formed a specialized initiative.
This new initiative will help the Pine Haven residents by providing financial assistance to move. The deadline to call for assistance is Wednesday February 4th at 4pm. Residents are asked to call 211, 9am- 4pm.. All calls will be be confidential.
Human Services Director Tarek Polite told the Calcasieu Police Jury;
“Although the circumstances surrounding the closure of the Pine Haven mobile home community are unfortunate and challenging for the families that call the park home, there is at least one silver lining. Once again, community stakeholders here in Southwest Louisiana have stepped up to the plate at a time when our community’s most vulnerable citizens are in need of assistance. I would like to personally thank the City of Lake Charles, the United Way of Southwest Louisiana, the Volunteer Center of Southwest Louisiana (211), and all of the other community and faith-based organizations that have contributed to establishment of the services that are being offered to assist residents in their transition from the mobile home park to an even better quality of life.”