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Rights of Manufactured Home Community Residents to be the Topic

June 12th, 2015 Comments off

mfg home  sfgate credit  san farn chronicleThe rights of residents of manufactured home communities (MHCs) will be the topic at a meeting in McKinleyville, California on Sat., June 13 sponsored by two advocacy groups, the Humboldt Mobilehome Owners Coalition and the Golden State Manufactured Homeowners League.

Mary Ella Anderson with the Humboldt group says site rents have increased $57 a month in the last three years, and many of the residents are on fixed incomes, according to times-standard. Golden State is an advocacy group for MHC residents, often opposing rent hikes and redevelopment of communities. The seminar will be held at Ocean West Senior Village in this city on northern California’s Pacific coast.

MHProNews understands Anderson when she says, “There’s a kind of revolution going on with people seeing mobile home parks as good investments.” ##

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Proposed Measure would Challenge Conversions

April 4th, 2013 Comments off

Updating a post from March 22, 2013, we reported on the legislation in the state house the Golden State Manufactured-Home Owners League (GSMOL) in California is promoting, and what has been added. As we stated, AB 1205 would provide mediation services between resident and management to resolve disputes; and AB 692 provides grants and loans to make repairs to MH and/or add accessibility features. As lompocrecord reports to MHProNews, the newest, SB 510, will protect homeowners from unfair condo conversions.

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Legislative Agenda of Manufactured Home Owners

March 22nd, 2013 Comments off

The santamariatimes tells us the Northern Santa Barbara County Manufactured Homeowners Team (NSBCMHT), which promotes the welfare of MHC residents, is linked to the legislative action arm of the Golden State Manufactured-Home Owners League (GSMOL). This year’s legislative agenda includes AB1205, a measure that would provide mediation services to resolve disputes between homeowners and management, funded by a per-site fee. AB 692 provides grants and loans to residents whose homes need repair or accessibility features added. MHProNews has learned it is also funded by a fee imposed on manufactured home owners.

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MHC Residents Seek Closure Ordinance

March 15th, 2013 Comments off

The dailypilot informs MHProNews from Costa Mesa, Calif., just south of Los Angeles, a number of MHCs, especially those with a view of the ocean, may be on the verge of conversion to condominiums or other types of development. The Golden State Manufactured-Home Owners League (GSMOL) has been meeting with residents of some of the 18 MHCs in Costa Mesa seeking support to encourage city council to pass an ordinance governing the closure of MHCs. A measure was approved by the planning commission about ten years ago but failed to pass the city council. That initiative began following the closing of two MHCs in which some of the residents allegedly faced an uncertain future when they did not receive fair compensation.

(Photo credit: Christopher Weddle/centredailytimes–MHC emptying out)

 

Manufactured Home Owners Gather

September 19th, 2012 Comments off

napavalleyregister reports 80 people, representing a three county area just north of San Francisco, heard five speakers at the Golden State Manufactured-Home Owners League (GSMOL) address issues of rent control, recruitment, civil law and fair housing. Two attorneys who specialize in construction and property law discussed responsibilities landlords have to their tenants. They said if there is a problem that can be documented with a photograph, take pictures. A representative from State Sen. Lou Correa’s office who compiles information on rent control ordinances said there is no single state law governing rent control in manufactured home communities, so it must be done on a city-by-city basis. MHProNews has learned American Canyon, where the convention was held, last year passed a rent stabilization ordinance for the MHCs in town. The city’s lawsuit to prevent Napa Olympia Mobilelodge from converting from seniors only to unrestricted resulted in American Canyon paying $575,000 to Napa’s owners as settlement.

(Photo credit: Santee Patch—Santee, California)

Legislation Would Protect MHC Residents

April 26th, 2012 Comments off

The VCStar in Ventura, California reports the Ventura County Supervisors have endorsed a measure that protects MHC residents who sign multi-year leases. AB 1938 is scheduled for a hearing in the California State Assembly before an Assembly housing committee. The bill would require MHC operators to provide a one-page summary of all charges for leases that exceed 12 months. It would also prohibit community owners who suffer a loss from passing on costs for losses not fully covered by insurance. In addition, the 72-hour “buyers remorse,” the opportunity to rescind a long-term lease, would not begin until the resident has an executed lease from management in hand. MHProNews.com has learned the legislation is being sponsored by the Golden State Manufactured-Home Owners League. MHC owners oppose the legislation, but the popularity for long-term leases is growing among the estimated 700,000 residents of MHCs in California.

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