By David Bunker, Moonshine Ink
Javier Gomez has lived in Truckee for 19 years. He’s raised a family here, put his children through school, and slowly saved enough to buy a mobile home in Sunset Inn I mobile home park in 2014. Now, that life, his family’s home, and their tight-knit neighborhood is on the verge of being erased from Truckee.
New ownership at the mobile home park, dramatic rent increases, and what he and his neighbors allege is a concerted effort to displace Truckee families from their homes, is close to turning him and his family out into one of the most merciless housing markets in Tahoe/Truckee’s history.
The last hope for Gomez and nine other families who live in Sunset Inn I appears to be a lawsuit that was filed in November in the Nevada County Superior Court, alleging the actions of the new owner are illegal.