I recently lost my long-term rental of 24 years in Los Osos. I immediately began the search for housing and soon realized that there is none in this area.
I am one of hundreds of people in this area who work hard every day and love living in Los Osos. One month ago, I began staying in my 8-foot travel trailer in a friend’s driveway. It is illegal, but it was my only choice while searching for housing. I received a 72-hour notice to vacate.
Where am I supposed to go? I guess the county would rather I sleep in my car on the side of the road.
The recent sewer completion in Los Osos has caused a flood of people in my position. I just met three people who have joined the ranks.
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The greed and glut of San Luis Obispo County astounds me. Where are the working poor supposed to live? California Valley? We are not riff raff; we are the people who mow your lawns, paint your houses and sit next to you in church on Sunday.
How long will San Luis Obispo County turn a blind eye to this problem?
Suzanne Smith, Los Osos