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Work Begins at Kyen Campground For Fire Survivor Housing

Post Date:02/22/2018 9:31 AM
Today, February 22, 2018, at 4:30 p.m., the County of Mendocino in partnership with the FEMA and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will hold a groundbreaking ceremony to commemorate the Kyen Campground disaster housing project.

The Mendocino County Housing Task Force, in conjunction with FEMA, has negotiated with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to open 75 acres at the Lake Mendocino Kyen campground for up to 70 temporary housing units to accommodate those displaced by the Redwood Complex wildfires. Primary work at the campground to add sewer, water and electric for the housing sites will begin this week.

This is the first time a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers campground has been used to house disaster survivors and could pave the way for future partnerships between the agencies on disaster response.

“I’m thankful that the County team worked so diligently with our State and Federal partners to get these accommodations in place and all their hard work paid off.” Supervisor Carre Brown remarked. “Our goal is to have every displaced Mendocino County resident into temporary housing as soon as possible. This is a huge accomplishment for our Housing Task Force.”

The Kyen Campground Groundbreaking Ceremony will be open to the public. The Groundbreaking will take place at 4:30 p.m. at the Lake Mendocino Kyen Campground off of Marina Drive. From Highway 20 east, take the first right on to Marina Drive after you see Lake Mendocino on your right. Follow Marina Drive past the North Boat Ramp and Oak Grove Day-Use Area.

For more information please contact the Executive Office at (707) 463-4441.