Flamingo Height Community Center (FHCA) is located in the high desert,
north of Yucca Valley, CA., and is a Homestead Valley Community.
After the 1992 earthquake, members formed search and rescue teams to
ensure no one was trapped in their homes. Meals were also served with the
help of the Salvation Army while the 29 Palms Marines brought in a water
buffalo to dispense water as all the water lines were ruptured.
FHCA was originally organized to keep the town of Yucca Valley from taking
over Flamingo Heights' water.
The community named the streets, purchased and installed wooden street signs, graded the roads, and petitioned the US
Post Office to deliver mail to most of the homes in the community. The signs were also an important tool for emergency
services' ability to locate addresses. Members also participate in general desert clean up.
The Association is a member of the Homestead Valley Community Council which established a General Plan for the County
of San Bernardino. This was an important task for the Yucca Mesa, Landers, Flamingo Heights, and Johnson Valley areas
as building and other standards were formalized.
The Association holds community meetings such as Candidates Night for residents running for local office. We are
presently the local election polling place, and have three members performing Cal-Trans highway and off-highway desert
clean-up teams. The association takes an active role in community affairs such as re-zoning issues.
The Association takes an active part in public affairs like Off Road Vehicle problem and the current LADWP controversy to
erect huge electric towers across our BLM land. We keep the public informed on the pending improvements on Old Woman
Springs Road and our specified dirt roads, and support our neighboring communities.
FHCA general meetings/potlucks are held the third Tuesday of every month at 6:00 p.m. At the FHCA Community Building.
Cost is $5.00. FHCA Board Meetings are held the second Tuesday of every month at 6:00 p.m. At the FHCA Community
Building. All meetings are open to the public.