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FEMA Aid Information

Attn: Property Managers

If your property was impacted by the fires in Butte, Lake, Napa, Mendocino, Sonoma and Yuba counties, your tenants are eligible to be reimbursed for damages or losses (such as evacuation and relocation costs) through FEMA. These counties have been part of federal or state disaster declarations. 

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The Fee and Tax Waiver Program for Unregistered Mobilehomes
AB 587 implemented by HCD.

People who purchased a mobilehome or manufactured home but didn’t receive the necessary title to the property now have a chance to properly register their homes with the new Fee and Tax Waiver Program – and avoid paying hundreds or even thousands of dollars in state and local taxes, fees and penalties.

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Prop. 13 targeted by proposed California ballot initiative

Forty years after Proposition 13 was approved by California voters, the issue of property-tax limits could be back on the state ballot in 2018.

A coalition of liberal groups is trying to qualify an initiative for the November ballot that would remove Prop. 13’s restrictions on reassessments and tax increases for corporate-owned property.

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Red Alert

Governor Brown Vetoes AB 1269

WMA is pleased to report that Governor Brown vetoed AB 1269 (Stone). Please read his veto message.

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Bills of Interest

This section tracks WMA’s bills of interest as they make their way through the legislative process.

In the News

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Mtn. View landlords launch proposal for rent control cuts

Measure V, Mountain View’s polarizing rent control policy, may soon undergo an overhaul if a coalition of local landlords has its way.

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County ‘not convinced’ by rent control requests

After cropping up in the early 2000s, the debate around rent stabilitzation in mobile home parks has resurfaced in El Dorado County.

On Tuesday, at the request of District 3 Supervisor Brian Veerkamp, the Board of Supervisors reviewed the possibility of a rent stabilization ordinance, which would restrict the frequency of rent hikes and the amount per increase in mobile home parks within unincorporated areas of the county.

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59% of Orange County residents support rent control

Fifty-nine percent of Orange County residents responding to a Chapman Universitypoll said they support rent control, while just 41 percent opposed it.

That’s a major disconnect between local attitudes and laws.

Just one of Orange County’s 34 cities — San Juan Capistrano — has any form of rent control, and it’s limited to mobile homes.

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Upcoming Events

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MCM 2018 Registration Now Open!
Dates & Locations

MARCH – Title 25/HCD Updates – SERIES COMPLETED

This seminar will include a half day of Title 25 training with an industry expert and an attorney. The afternoon session will include a presentation by a representative of HCD including a Question and Answer session. Six continuing education units may be earned with a passing grade on the course exam.

MAY – Fair Housing Updates

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2018 WMA Spring Seminar
The Grand Hyatt Resort & Spa, Kauai, HI

The Grand Hyatt Resort & Spa, Kauai, HI

April 28 through May 5

1571 Poipu Road
Koloa, HI 96756
(808) 742-1234

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