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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.

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We need common-sense solutions to fix housing crisis, not rent control

Sacramento faces a serious affordable housing problem. The Bee editorial board calls on the mayor, city council, developers and SEIU-backed tenants’ organizations to set aside their differences and forge a compromise that takes aggressive action (“The mayor has a plan to fix the housing crisis. Now he needs help,” Editorials, July 16).

We agree. That’s why our coalition, Citizens for Affordable Housing, is committed to finding fair and common-sense answers.

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Campaign against rent control in Santa Cruz gathers steam

SANTA CRUZ >> Expect this fall’s campaign over just cause eviction and rent control in the city of Santa Cruz to be expensive.

The measure would require relocation assistance for tenants evicted without just cause from single-family homes, accessory dwellings and condos as well as apartments built before February 1995 and limit rent increases in apartments built before that date.

Ballot arguments were due July 10 with the city clerk and rebuttals due Friday, with the first campaign finance report due July 31.

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Rent control isn’t the answer to our housing crisis

In response to rising housing costs, activists across Southern California have pushed for rent control.

Efforts have been made this year in cities like Inglewood, Long Beach, Pasadena and Pomona to put rent control measures on the ballot.

After all, what could a more straightforward way of dealing with rising housing costs than having the government pass laws to limit rising housing costs?

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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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