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Residents Leaving Mobile Home Park

RICHLAND, Wash. - The Shadow Mountain Mobile Home Park used to be a little sleepy neighborhood where everybody knew each other, now a year later it looks like a ghost town.

Yards were full of trees and grass. Shadow Mountain looked like a well kept neighborhood. But now instead of green trees, tall weeds fill what used to be people's yards.

Only a handful of mobile homes remain. It's a dismal site for the few residents that are left. Sheila Estes said the neighborhood used to be a place where you could relax and enjoy the company of great neighbors.

"You get to learn a lot about their personal lives and their families and experiences, and all of the sudden it changes, and it's hard," said Sheila Estes, Shadow Mountain Mobile Home Park Manager.

The eviction notice states everyone must be out by September 1st, 2006. But Estes said landlord Robert Young is letting the last two people establish a concrete place to live before he kicks them out.

Estes said seeing her neighbors leave one by one is one of the hardest things she's had to go through.