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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.

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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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Governor signs AB 3066 (Stone)
Gut and Amend of last year's AB 1269 (Stone)

AB 3066 (Stone) was signed by Governor Brown on September 26, 2018. 

We will have more information in coming months on how this will be implemented and we’ll have a discussion during the new laws seminar at the WMA Convention and Expo. Here are some basic highlights:

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Bills of Interest

This section tracks WMA’s bills of interest as they make their way through the legislative process.

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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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Democrats defying the will of voters

There’s long been a somewhat competitive relationship between the power of governors and legislators to make law and the ability of voters to overturn what the politicians wrought and/or make law themselves via the initiative process.

However in recent years that relationship has evolved from merely competitive to something approaching hostility.

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Editorial: Rent control still can’t solve California’s housing crisis

Proponents of rent control, which is threatening to make a comeback in the California Legislature, often portray the opposition as consisting entirely of landlords and developers. The implication is that the unbridled greed of real estate interests is all that stands in their way.

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After ballot failure, there’s a new bid to control what California landlords can charge tenants

In the wake of a failed ballot measure to expand rent control, California Democratic lawmakers are introducing a host of new measures that aim to increase protections for tenants.

The bills, unveiled Thursday, include efforts to prevent landlords statewide from raising rents above a to-be-determined level, and to let cities and counties restrict rents on more apartments than currently allowed.

Read More. 

Upcoming Events

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2019 MCM Courses Now Available
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MARCH

Topic: Working with Challenging Residents

This seminar will address the issues of dealing with challenging residents and issues in day-to-day workplace activity. We will work on defusing tense situations, active listening, and relationship building. In addition, attendees will learn when and how to tap into and maximize local resources. Discussion will include aging residents, mental health first aid, and hoarding.

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2019 WMA Convention & Expo
Grand Sierra Resort and Casino

“wma.org: Real Housing Solutions​”
 

Grand Sierra Resort and Casino, Reno, NV

When it comes to hotels in Reno, no place offers the degree of accommodation options, amenities, dining, and entertainment that Grand Sierra Resort does. Lying in the heart of Truckee Meadows near Lake Tahoe, Grand Sierra Resort features nearly 2,000 hotel rooms and suites, and 11 different dining venues.

 

Grand Sierra Resort and Casino
2500 East 2nd Street
Reno, NV 89595
Reservations: 800.648.5080
Group Name: WMA Convention & Expo
Hotel: 775.789.2000
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2019 WMA Spring Seminar
Sheraton Maui

Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa, Maui, HI

March 23 through March 30

2605 Kaanapali Parkway, Lahaina
Maui, Hawaii 96761 USA
(808) 661-0031

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