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Palo Alto: Housing Authority could try to use eminent domain to retain mobile home park

“Taking one private owner’s property and turning it over for the benefit of another group of private citizens is a violation of the Fifth Amendment because the property won’t actually be for public use,” The Jissers’ attorney, Larry Salzman, of the Pacific Legal Foundation, said in a phone interview with The Daily News on Wednesday

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Jury Rules Carson Violated Mobilehome Park Owner’s Constitutional Rights

A federal court jury ordered the city of Carson to pay $3.3 millon in damages to a mobilehome park owner for violating his constitutional rights when it repeatedly rejected proposed rent increases at his park.

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California’s Housing Crisis: Real Solutions and Rent Control’s Failure
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California’s Housing Crisis: Real Solutions and Rent Control’s Failure

Did you know millionaires are eligible for rent control housing in California? Yes, it’s a fact. Rent controlled mobilehomes are NOT means tested. This is why some waterfront mobile homes are selling for over $4 million in Malibu, California! This really underscores how misdirected some public policy can be when trying to find real solutions to California’s housing crisis.

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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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HUD Issues Guidance On Use Criminal Records by Landlords
HUD Warns Against Blanket Bans of Ex-Offenders

Private landlords who have blanket bans on renting to people with criminal records are in violation of the Fair Housing Act and can be sued and face penalties for discrimination, the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development said today as they released new guidance on the issue.

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Palo Alto scores victory in federal ruling on Buena Vista

The owner of Palo Alto’s sole mobile-home park suffered a defeat in federal court Friday when a judge dismissed his lawsuit against the City, deeming it “not ripe for adjudication.”

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Mobile Homeowner’s Coalition turns in over 5,000 signatures

After six long months of hard work, the Humboldt Mobile Homeowner’s Coalition is now waiting to know whether their initiative will be on the ballot this November.

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EDITORIAL: Local decisions can worsen housing crisis

Builders and elected officials grappled with the affordability crisis last week in Ontario at a policy conference put on annually by the Building Industry Association’s Baldy View Chapter.

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