LAKE COUNTY, Calif. – Efforts are under way to place initiatives that would implement rent control in senior mobile home parks on upcoming Lakeport and county ballots. Lakeport resident Nelson Strasser is the chief proponent of the initiative effort in Lakeport, and he has joined forced with the Save Our Seniors Committee, which is working [...]
Oregon Mobile Home Park Legislative Update: HB 3007 (Right of First Refusal) Dies in Committee; HB 3482 (Coalition BIll: SAFE ACT Exemption, Hazard Trees) Moves Forward
Source: MHCO Yesterday was the last day for House Bills to pass out of the Oregon Human Services and Housing Committee. Recognizing that the proponents of the “right of first refusal” legislation did not have the votes to pass the bill on the House floor the bill died in committee. A work group will be [...]
In February SB 555 – Rent Control – was introduced in the Oregon Senate. This was one of the most onerous rent control bills to be introduced in the Oregon Legislature in recent history. Although the bill was put on the legislative agenda it was utlimately removed and did not receive a public hearing. Bills [...]
Source: City of Goleta The California Court of Appeal upheld a March 2009 City of Goleta decision allowing the Rancho Mobilehome Park to be subdivided and the lots sold to the residents. The tenants of the park challenged the decision claiming that the park owner, Daniel Guggenheim, had not properly conducted a survey of the [...]
Courtesy of MHCO… “For those of you interested in seeing what the Oregon Legislature is up to, here is a link to the most recent rent control bill introduced in the Oregon Senate last week: PDF of Senate Bill 555. Warning: This is one of the most onerous rent control bills to be proposed in [...]
Ending six years of negotiations, City Council votes 4-2 in favor of hundreds of new apartments being built at Santa Monica’s last remaining mobile home parks. Read more here.
A longtime battle between Capistrano Terrace Mobile Home Park residents and the park’s former owner, who sought to shut it down, has drawn to a close following an $8.25 million nonprofit purchase of the property. Read full article here.
By Mona Shadia… An Orange County Superior Court judge ruled against Huntington Beach and sided with a mobile home park owner looking to convert the land from rentals to for-sale. Pacific Mobile Home Park filed a lawsuit in August claiming the city broke the law when it turned down the park owner’s request to convert the land [...]
Assembly Bill 317, which passed the state Assembly in January and is sponsored by Assembly Majority Leader Charles Calderon, would exempt mobile homes from rent control ordinances if the mobile home is not the owner’s only residence. Read article here
Four mobilehome park owners in Yucaipa, California appeal the dismissal of their suit under the Fair Housing Amendments Act of 1988 (“FHAA”) challenging a city zoning ordinance prohibiting any mobilehome park currently operating as senior housing from converting to all-age housing. Because the FHAA is silent on whether such senior-housing zones are permissible and because [...]