Campaign to Save the Euclid Beach Mobile Home Community
On August 3rd, 2022, Euclid Beach Mobile Home Park residents came together to form the United Residents of Euclid Beach (UREB) after the Western Reserve Land Conservancy (WRLC) repeatedly ignored their concerns about property management and they heard rumors that their community would be destroyed in favor of a public park. Their worst fears were confirmed at a public meeting on February 9th, 2023 when the WRLC nonchalantly presented the destruction of their community in favor of a public park.
Residents of Euclid Beach Mobile Home Park deserve to remain in their homes. Many are on fixed incomes and face significant medical challenges. To ask the 139 families currently living at Euclid Beach Mobile Home Community to move from a place that many have called home for decades in less than a year and a half is profoundly traumatic and destabilizing. Furthermore, the WRLC's repeated argument that one social worker from EDEN could possibly provide comprehensive relocation assistance to 139 families is ridiculous. Even the most talented and dedicated social worker could not maintain this size of a caseload.
Thus, in the words of UREB member Mary Johnson, “what WRLC is telling us is that we’re not worth investing in, they prefer to put us out, scatter us about and bulldoze the place we love. We are not numbers, we are not a vacant lot, we have lives and memories here. We have invested in our homes and would like to continue to do so.” We ask that you sign this petition to stand with the United Residents of Euclid Beach in their fight to stay in their homes.