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
The California Department of Housing and Community Development
(HCD) is administering the program to get the homes properly
registered – and to help homeowners avoid problems that can occur
when the owner doesn’t have the title and registration. As many
as 160,000 people could be eligible for the program.
The Fee and Tax Waiver Program, passed by Assembly Bill 587 and
signed by Gov. Edmund G. Brown last year, took effect in January
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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