“It’s not a big mansion,” Amanda Serrano says of her ageing off-white trailer in plot 59 of the Buena Vista mobile home park in Silicon Valley. “But I feel happy here. It’s my own trailer.”
Serrano, a 48-year-old care assistant, says the park in Palo Alto is the first place she’s lived where she feels comfortable living openly as a transgender woman, in a relationship with her boyfriend Arturo Saucedo.
But life is about to become uncomfortable for Amanda, Arturo and 400 other low-income, mostly non-native-English-speaking residents who call Buena Vista home. They are facing eviction from the 4.5-acre plot, so its owners can sell it for development into luxury apartments for young tech workers.
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