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Rent Control termed a Form of Price Fixing

March 4th, 2016 Comments off

Calif_humboldt_county__the_times_dash_standard__shaun_walker__rent_controlAs part of the city’s overall affordable housing strategy, the Arcata (Calif.) City Council has approved a mid-year appropriation of $35,000 to develop a plan to balance the needs of manufactured home community (MHC) residents against those of the MHC owners, and avoid rent control/rent stabilization measures for the city.

Community Development Director David Loya said a memorandum of understanding might avoid the costs of rent stabilization efforts, as times-standard informs MHProNews.. Doug Johnson of the Western Manufactured Housing Communities Association (WMHCA) suggested the $35,000 could be more effective helping the residents directly, although he noted, “We support this effort as long as it is fair, thorough and fact-based.”

The city may pass ordinances that control the frequency and amount of rent increases, including when home sites become vacant. 

Meanwhile, a group of manufactured home owners are trying to obtain enough signatures to put a rent stabilization ordinance on the Nov. ballot for Humboldt County. The ordinance would apply only to communities with ten or more homes in unincorporated areas of the county.

Community owners call such ordinances a form of price-fixing that can interfere with repairs and maintenance of the communities. ##

(Photo credit: times-standard/Shaun Walker–Humboldt County, Calif.)

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Updated Rent Stabilization for Manufactured Home Communities due in June

May 5th, 2015 Comments off

manuf home  plantation on the lake  credit  calimesa califRick Robinson of the Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) has informed MHProNews that the city council of El Monte, California, county of Los Angeles, on March 30, 2015 approved Urgency Ordinance No. 2852 to extend the existing manufactured home (MH) rent stabilization for an additional three months, through July 3, 2015.

On April 29, 2015 the city mailed notices seeking feedback from community owners, managers, residents and other interested parties regarding the rent stabilization issue. On May 4 the city was to have conducted another meeting with community owners and other interested parties for their input.

In the meantime, the city staff has been instructed to formulate regulatory options for rent stabilization and discuss the issue with stakeholders. Since the current measure expires July 3, it is anticipated the El Monte City Council will approve an updated ordinance by June 2, 2015. ##

(Photo credit: Plantation on the Lake MHC–Calimesa, CA)

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