City finds solution to La Hacienda, agrees to deal with Self-Help Enterprises

Self-Help Enterprises will receive state funding to purchase the mobile home park.

A north Fresno mobile home park will have new ownership that will keep tenants from being evicted. 

Thursday, the Fresno City Council awarded $3.5 million in state funding to Visalia developer Self-Help Enterprises to purchase La Hacienda Mobile Estates to provide affordable housing units to the community. 


The backstory: Harmony Communities acquired the mobile home park in May 2022 for $1.7 million and quickly started to send eviction notices out to residents. 

  • Harmony planned to sell the land to developers looking to make it a commercial space, but earlier this year a Fresno County judge ruled that Harmony cannot shut down the mobile home park without receiving approval from the city. 

The big picture: Once Self-Help Enterprises purchases the park, the developer will provide 26 units of affordable housing to extremely-low income households. 

  • La Hacienda has 58 units in total and will restrict the units to low-income households that earn no more than 80 percent of the area median income. 
  • Any existing tenants who earn over 80 percent of the area median income will be allowed to remain at the park so they are not displaced. 

Zoom out: Self-Help Enterprises has a history in working to provide affordable housing for low-income families since 1965 throughout the Central Valley. 

What they’re saying: “As you know, we’ve had a long-time challenge with the property, the mobile home park that is titled La Hacienda,” said Mayor Jerry Dyer. “And this provides a long-term solution with Self Help Enterprises purchasing the property thanks to a subsidy that we’re able to provide of $3.5 million towards this project. And it is going to allow the residents at La Hacienda to have affordable housing at that location that is guaranteed.” 

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