PHOENIX, Ore. -- It’s been nearly one since year the Almeda fire tore through the City of Phoenix, Talent and Ashland.
Since then, FEMA crews have been hard at work making sure housing is set up for the survivors who are in the program.
“The whole point of this is for it to be a temporary location where they can look for other places,” said FEMA spokesman Jeremy Hollen.
The site at Coleman Creek Estates in Phoenix is now complete and FEMA staff are preparing trailers for fire survivors. Coleman Creek Estates is the third park to be renovated to help those who have been displaced by the fire.
“We’re basically building a neighborhood from scratch, doing water, sewage, electricity and that’s the easy part — the hard part is finding a place for them to stay,” Hollen said.
The mobile home park will have space for 69 survivors. It's expected to be ready by the end of August.
“What this means is the next step in recovery, where survivors have a place where they can go home, decompress, and be in with their neighbors,” Hollen said.