Western Manufactured Housing Communities Association (WMA) is a nonprofit organization created in 1945 for the exclusive purpose of promoting and protecting the interests of owners, operators and developers of manufactured home communities in California.
By Larry Salzman, Special to The Mercury NewsPOSTED: 06/15/2016 12:53:45 PM PDT
The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors has voted to join with the county Housing Authority and Palo Alto to issue an ultimatum to the owners of the Buena Vista Mobile Home Park: Sell your property to us, or we’ll take it by eminent domain. The threat is a moral, legal and political offense.
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.
WESTERN MANUFACTURED HOUSING COMMUNITIES ASSOCIATIONAugust 17, 2016
Demand for new housing is at an all time high and new housing construction is not keeping pace. Government regulations are also to blame. It can account for up to 30% of the cost of a new home. Now is the time for real and meaningful solutions.
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.
Only 13 percent of San Francisco households can afford to pay the nearly $7,000 a month in housing costs for a median-priced home here, according to recent analysis by Paragon Realty. “By definition, half the homes sold in any given county were at prices below the median sales price, i.e. there were numerous homes that were more affordable than the median prices used in this analysis,” said the report. “However, any way one slices it, the Bay Area has one of the most expensive— if not the most expensive—and least affordable housing markets in the country.”
BY JIM MILLER AND ANSHU SIRIPURAPUAUGUST 18, 2016 2:29 PM
Attempts to craft an end-of-session affordable housing package are “dead” for the year, Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon said Thursday, saying there continues to be intense opposition to Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposal to relax local land-use rules in return for $400 million for housing projects.
By: Michael Hiltzik - Contact ReporterAugust 12, 2016, 8:40am
Kate Vershov Downing is a lawyer working for a Silicon Valley technology firm, married to a software engineer. But even with two good jobs in the household, she’s been driven out of the Palo Alto housing market, where the home she rents with another couple costs $6,200 in monthly rent and would cost $2.7 million to buy.
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