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HUD Announces Relief from California Fires
Mobilehome Owners Can Qualify

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has announced disaster relief assistance for the victims of the devastating fires in California.

Manufactured home owners are among those who have been impacted by the fires. 

Please click here for the full announcement from HUD.


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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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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Mobile home residents seek rent control

Several Highland mobile home residents asking for “rent stabilization” during the March 26 City Council meeting learned that should the city pass such an ordinance California law exempts their long-term mobile home leases from the rent control.

During the last City Council meeting, several Highland mobile home residents took the public comment opportunity to voice complaints about conditions and rising costs at their mobile home parks asking the council to consider placing a rent control ordinance on a future meeting agenda.


Lawsuit challenges wording of St. Helena rent stabilization measure

ST. HELENA — A lawsuit is challenging the wording of a June 4 ballot measure that will determine the fate of rent stabilization at St. Helena’s only mobile home park.

Tom Vence, a Vineyard Valley Mobile Home Park resident who described himself last October as the park’s weekend manager, filed suit in Napa County Superior Court on March 25. His suit claims that the City Council’s agreed-upon ballot language for Measure F violates state laws requiring ballot questions to be truthful and impartial.


Arcata City Council directs halt of mobile home park closure and conversion

The Arcata City Council directed city staff to research the possibility of placing a temporary ban on the closure and conversion of mobile home parks to a different use Wednesday night.

A ban on closing and converting mobile home parks for other use would allow time for the city to create zoning that would protect mobile home park residents from the threat of eviction. Once a zoning type for mobile home parks is in place, securing land use for mobile home parks alone, the city could then create an ordinance according to these zoning protections.

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