Last year, California’s Division of Occupational Safety and
Health (Cal/OSHA) approved emergency COVID-19 temporary
standards, which became effective and enforceable on November 30,
2020. Under the standards, employers needed to take certain
actions to safeguard the workplace from COVID-19, like creating
and implementing a written COVID-19 prevention plan, planning to
address and combat outbreaks, and following rules regarding
employer-provided housing and transportation.
The Mobilehome Residency Protection Program (MRLPP) was enacted
in January 2019. It charges the Department of Housing and
Community Development (HCD) to administer the program and begin
billing parkowners $10 per permitted space. Click here to read more on how
the program works and how it will affect your park.
Manufactured homes are built in a controlled factory environment
and designed to a performance-based building code that considers
the entire building envelope to maximize indoor air quality,
including energy efficiency, moisture and ventilation.
One of the many features of manufactured housing is the quality
of the homes and the value to consumers due to the technological
advancements and cost savings associated with the factory-built
process. All manufactured homes are built to standards and codes
that require the highest standards in every aspect of
There is a growing trend of municipalities trying to use zoning
and other land use regulations to restrict or eliminate
manufactured housing in their jurisdictions. These actions could
reduce the supply of critically-needed affordable housing for
working families across the country and may be discriminatory
under the Fair Housing Act.
Modern manufactured homes are safer than traditional site-built
homes and pre-1976 mobile homes. The manufactured housing
industry produces the safest and most fire-resistant home
available in the market today.
When determining whether your community is in a State
Responsibility Area (SRA), contact your local fire marshal to
determine if your community falls within a Wildland-Urban
Interface fire hazard area. For more information about California
Fire Hazard Severity Zones visit CAL FIRE’s website (see related
links to the right).
Housing Communities Association online at www.wma.org.
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