Sonoma County Expands Temporary Housing Options for Wildfire Victims

January 5, 2018  |  Environmental, Wildfire

The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors has signed off on several measures to expand housing options for people displaced by October’s deadly wildfires.

According to the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, the unanimously approved measures aim to help make life easier for wildfire victims by allowing them to live for longer periods in RV parks or campgrounds or to live in manufactured homes on their property while they rebuild. The new ordinances will also make the permitting process less onerous for Sonoma County homeowners as they seek to repair or rebuild their fire-damaged homes.

The Sonoma County supervisors were optimistic about their efforts to help residents rebuild.

“We need to assume that people want to rebuild, and they already have to jump through a thousand hoops in order to get there, and we’re going to try and make that thousand hoops less,” said Supervisor Shirlee Zane.

“I’m really excited about these ordinances,” added Supervisor Lynda Hopkins. “I do think they will make a difference.”

The wildfires that blazed through the Northern California region in October 2017 claimed more than 40 lives and destroyed thousands of homes. The California Fire Lawyers are taking on PG&E to hold them accountable for their alleged role in starting the fires. We are currently representing hundreds of Northern California wildfire plaintiffs, including victims from Tubbs, Sonoma, Napa, Mendocino, and Butte Counties. If you were impacted by the wildfires, contact us online or call 707-533-8128 to discuss your potential legal options.

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