February 16, 2021

Grandy and Georgia Montgomery live Cloud 9 mobile home park in Sierra Vista, Arizona. Now in their 70s, Grandy and Georgia had traveled the country with their trailer home for a couple of years. But age and health concerns—Grandy depends on an oxygen machine—meant that they decided to stay in Sierra Vista permanently beginning in 2014. Their trailer home is small enough for them to maintain on their own. Their lot in Cloud 9, which they lease from Al Parrish and Robert Dreeszen, is well-maintained and affordable even on their fixed-income budget. It is close to shopping, just minutes to the doctor’s office and hospital, provides space for their privacy, and has a wonderful view. Grandy and Georgia thought they had found a home for the rest of their lives.

The peaceful life of Georgia and Grandy was shattered when they and other neighbors living in RV homes received the city’s July 2020 notice that they were in violation of the code and would have only 30 days to remove their homes from their lots and find somewhere else to live.