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New Tenant Screening Service Introduced!

WMA is pleased to announce we have partnered with RentSpree to offer state-of-the-art, turnkey tenant screening services – make your background checks easy, affordable and reliable with the click of your mouse! Please click here for more information on this exciting new WMA benefit.

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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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WMA Opposes AB 3066 (Stone)
Gut and Amend of last year's AB 1269 (Stone)

AB 3066 (Stone) is a re-introduction of AB 1269 (Stone) from last year, which was vetoed by Governor Brown. It was introduced past the regular deadlines on June 18 by gutting and amending an innocuous bill that had already been passed to the second house. 

WMA opposes the legislation because it provides absolutely no right to cure alleged violations of the Mobilehome Residency Law before being referred to legal aid. Similar to the previous legislation, it authorizes park operators to pass along a $10 per space fee to all mobilehome owners.

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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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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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Rent control initiatives miss November deadline in Santa Ana, Glendale

Tenants rights advocates in two Southern California cities missed the deadline to get rent control initiatives on the November ballot, although they still have a shot at the election cycle in 2020, city and elections officials said Friday, Aug. 3.

Santa Ana and Glendale became the fifth and sixth cities in the region to fail to get rent referendums before voters this fall. Initiative drives already failed in four other local cities: Long Beach, Pasadena, Inglewood and Pomona.

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Blackstone Bets on Manufactured Housing Market with Purchase of 14 Communities

Once an overlooked sector in the housing market, manufactured or “mobile” home REITs have become one of Wall Street’s quietest moneymakers.

These communities, often referred to as trailer parks, have evolved beyond the negative stigma that plagued them in the past, with many resembling high-end gated neighborhoods today. The manufactured-home market is benefiting from high demand from residents in search of more affordable workforce housing options. 

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$1.5 million settlement goes to mobile home park owners

The City of Chino reached a $1.5 million settlement this month with a mobile home park owner who brought a lawsuit against the city, alleging the council’s actions caused a loss of income by delaying and interfering with plans to convert the park to resident ownership.

The lawsuit, which originally asked for $34 million, was filed in July 2010 by Chino MHC, owner of Lamplighter Chino Mobile Home Park, which is on the northwest corner of Philadelphia Street and Ramona Avenue.

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MCM 2018 Registration Still Open!
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AUGUST – Multi-Topic Small Group Discussions

This interactive small group workshop will include two morning and two afternoon sessions with moderators representing the legal and management side of our industry. Topics will include:

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2018 WMA Convention & Expo
Green Valley Ranch Resort & Spa in Henderson, NV

Navigating the Challenges of Change
 

Green Valley Ranch Resort & Spa
2300 Paseo Verde Parkway
Henderson, NV 89052
Reservations: 866.782.9487
Group Name: GCIWMA
Hotel: 702.617.7777

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