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Veteran leaves Las Vegas after mass eviction at mobile home park

50-year-old says he's unable to find affordable housing
Posted at 11:30 PM, Dec 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-27 08:18:36-05

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Six months after a mass eviction at a mobile home park, a local veteran says he hasn't been able to secure affordable permanent housing.

Robert Goodell, 50, is battling Parkinson's Disease.

He is one of the residents who was evicted from the mobile home park near Washington and Nellis in June.

"We're going back to Michigan, we don't have a choice," he said.

Goodell says the mobile home park cost $700 a month, everything included.  The weekly rental he has been living in costs more than $1,000 a month.  Plus, there's the costs associated with moving, the first month's rent and a security deposit.

Since he is on a fixed income, Goodell says he has been priced out of Las Vegas.

"There's nothing else we can do here," he said.

The 50-year-old hit the road before Christmas.  Unfortunately, he said his van broke down in Kingman, Arizona, and he is currently stranded at a motel.

He is trying to fix the van and drive the more than 2000 miles to Lansing, Michigan.