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New Tenant Screening Service Introduced!

WMA is please to announce we have partnered with RentSpree to offer state of the art, turn key 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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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.

Government Affairs

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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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Californians will make a big decision on rent control in November

California voters will decide in November whether to give cities and counties new freedom to expand the use of rent control after an initiative backed by tenant groups earned a spot Friday on this fall’s ballot.

The initiative would repeal a decades-old state law that prevents local governments from passing most new rent control laws.

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Does California have a mobile home shortage: Like 400,000 short of ‘average’?

Bet you didn’t know California has 517,173 mobile homes.

While I was reviewing Census Bureau data on housing, a curious data point popped up: Only three states had more mobile homes than California. But as the nation’s most populous state, it’s another affordable-housing metric where California trails the pack: pre-fabricated homes are a tiny share of our residential-living supply — 3.7 percent vs. 6.6 percent in the rest of the nation.

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Long Beach rent control drive misses deadline for November ballot; Inglewood measure waits to qualify

Long Beach activists didn’t make their due date to get a rent control initiative before city voters on the November ballot, but they still have a shot to qualify for a subsequent election.

“We’re still going to be out there regularly,” Housing Long Beach community organizer Jordan Wynne said.

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Upcoming Events

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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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Frank J. Evans Scholarship Foundation

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