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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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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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The magical thinking that is rent control

In the face of ever-growing housing costs, the idea of controlling rents through government mandate can seem appealing, especially to those most desperate for some relief.

After all, what could be better than the promise of combating rising housing costs by passing laws to limit rising housing costs? It almost sounds magical.

Unfortunately for proponents, reality is not very accommodating to proponents of rent control.

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RENT CONTROL COULD BE MAKING INCOME INEQUALITY WORSE IN GENTRIFIED CITIES, RESEARCHERS SAY

Rent control policies could actually be making income inequality worse in gentrifying cities such as San Francisco, a new paper from Stanford University researchers argues.

The working paper published by the National Bureau of Economic Research says the laws intended to protect certain tenants from rent hikes ended up spiking prices through many other parts of San Francisco. This follows other studies that have shown similar consequences for rent control in cities including Los Angeles, New York and Cambridge, Massachusetts. 

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Editorial: Rent control won’t solve housing crisis

The housing crisis in California is spurring another round of advocacy for rent control.

With rents having reached heights making even one bedroom apartments unaffordable to many working residents, it seems like a logical and workable solution.

That is, if you believe government regulation can solve housing affordability issues and transcend market economics.

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Upcoming Events

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2018 Update of New Laws
Dates and Locations

This seminar will focus on changes to the Mobilehome Residency Law (MRL), as well as other changes in state laws and regulations and how these changes will affect community operations in 2018.

Sacramento – January 9th
Sacramento Marriott Rancho Cordova
11211 Point East Drive
Sacramento, CA 95742
916.638.1100
THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT

Universal City – January 11th
Hilton Los Angeles Universal City
555 Universal Hollywood Dr.
Universal City, CA 91608
818.506.2500

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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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