Homeowners Hit With $20,000 Bill to Clean Up Homeless Camp
A small group of homeowners in Castro Valley, Calif., are not happy they’ve been stuck with a bill to clean up an abandoned homeless encampment in their neighborhood.
Alameda County has demanded that Walsh Property Management pay about $20,000 to clean up the mess left by the homeless because part of the camp was on land it oversees.
To cover the bill, Walsh charged each of the 75 homeowners in its local Lakewood Home Owners Association (HOA) about $300. The cleanup includes garbage and hazardous waste in the San Lorenzo Creek ravine.