THE WMA CONVENTION IS BACK — And it’s Better than Ever!
While the world is reeling back from the effects of the COVID19
outbreak, WMA at all times continued to assist our members
whether it was by helping to sort through new legislation and
public policies or getting the correct forms to you or continuing
business as usual. Like most people, we were hoping that when the
clock struck midnight on New Year’s morning, that we would
somehow skip ahead by leaps and bounds and leave COVID19 and 2020
behind. The pandemic impacted the way we lived, worked and
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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.
CalHome Program Notice of Funding Availability $20 million available for first-time homebuyer and housing rehabilitation assistance for mobilehomes/manufactured homes and communities
The California Department of Housing and Community Development
(HCD) announced the 2021 CalHome program Notice of Funding
Availability (NOFA) for approximately $57 million, with $20
million reserved for mobilehome assistance in a mobilehome or
manufactured home community.
What can the funds be used for?
These funds can be used exclusively for purchase, rehabilitation,
or replacement of a mobilehome, not on a permanent foundation.
Any unused set-aside funds under this NOFA will roll back into
the general program funds.
AB 832, COVID-19 Tenant Relief Act (CTRA) will expire on
September 30, 2021. The Legislature did not extend the Eviction
Moratorium and is adjourned until January 3, 2022. Therefore,
parkowners need to take steps now to ensure they are in a
position to move forward to deal with residents who have failed
to pay the rent.
As California’s eviction moratorium comes to an end, it’s
important that parks and managers are using the correct forms
when starting the lease termination process. WMA has provided the
form “3/60 Notice to Pay Rent October 2021 – March 2022″.
These are forms suggested for Management’s use when a resident
requests a deferral of rent. These are only suggested forms, not
intended as legal advice. We strongly recommend that you consult
with your legal advisor.
At the California Department of Housing and Community
Development, we work to protect the health and safety of
residents living in mobilehome parks by inspecting all park
common areas, buildings, lots, exterior portions of manufactured
homes and mobilehomes, and accessory structures within the parks.
Economists say small property owners have been uniquely pinched
by the pandemic as renters move out or stop paying. Despite a
federally mandated mortgage forbearance and $2.6 billion in
rental relief from the state, some landlords who slip through the
cracks wonder how much longer they can absorb the costs.
This unique continued education opportunity is designed to
introduce individuals to the Manufactured Housing Community
industry. The course is open-ended and can be taken at any time
at the individual’s convenience.
There are five two-hour courses which should be taken in the
– Introduction into the Mobilehome Residency Law, Title 25,
Chapter 2, and the Mobilehome Parks Act
– The Role of Management
– Fair Housing
In 2021 we will continue MCM educational events in an online
webinar format. We hope to be back to in-person seminars in early
2022. We will have four webinars this year, with 4.5 units
available for participation in each. This will allow MCM
candidates to gain 18 units in 2021, the same as in-person
participation. This year’s topics are:
Sexual Harassment Prevention
March 16, 2021 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Housing Communities Association online at www.wma.org.
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send, may be disclosed to WMA members and authorized entities
solely to advance the mission and purpose of CAHHS/CHA.