New York manufactured home park law grants homeowners first refusal right: Now they have 60 days to match offer
New legislation signed by Gov. Kathy Hochul on Wednesday provides homeowners in manufactured home parks with the right of first refusal on any potential sale of the property.
Oct. 30, 2023
Humboldt County supervisors OK mobile home park rent control guidelines
The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors approved a full set of guidelines Tuesday for rent stabilization in mobile home parks, the result of a 2016 voter initiative that aimed to protect tenants living in parks in unincorporated areas of Humboldt County.
Oct. 24, 2023
Owners of mobile homes in Connecticut gain right of first refusal
Senate Bill 988, which gives residents of Connecticut mobile home communities the right to make a bid for the property their homes are on if the owner wishes to sell, went into effect on Oct. 1.
Westfair Business Journal
Oct. 14, 2023
Attorney general proposes rent refunds at mobile home park
Office alleges park owner violated portions of state law while raising rents
The Daily World
Oct. 10, 2023
Council OKs ordinance to protect city’s senior-living mobile home parks
Homeowners living in the Ranch Mobile Home Park, one of five senior mobile home parks in the City of Thousand Oaks, were victorious last week when the City Council approved an ordinance that would prevent the park owner from converting the community into an all-ages family park.
Thousand Oaks Acorn
Sept. 22, 2023
In Attleboro, Sen. Warren slams private equity for buying home parks
Many residents of the Sandcastle manufactured-home park told U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren they are on fixed incomes and have been struggling with rising rents since the previously family-owned complex was sold to a company called Legacy Communities in 2019.
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Sebastopol takes action: The significance of mobile home rent regulations for community stability
Housing isn’t just about buildings and land; it’s about the people and communities they shelter. With that in mind, Sebastopol is stepping up by revising its mobile home rent regulations. This move aligns Sebastopol with other cities that recognize the importance of safeguarding the rights of mobile home residents.
THE SONOMA COUNTY GAZETTE
Sept. 7, 2023
Larkspur poised to enact rent control ordinance
Editor’s note: This does not appear to apply to mobile home parks
The new provision is stronger than state Assembly Bill 1482, or the Tenant Protection Act, which sets the bar at 5% plus inflation or 10%, whichever is lower. The state law expires on Jan. 1, 2030, while the local ordinance would end on Dec. 31, 2030.
Marin Independent Journal
July 25, 2023
Butte County BOS discuss mobile home rent stabilization, marijuana ordinance
“The survey that our department did was very telling that there are many people in mobile home parks that are on a fixed income and with rising rent they’re having a problem living and paying other bills and we’re looking at possible ways to help those folks,” District 4 Supervisor Tod Kimmelshue said.
Action News Now
June 13, 2023
Polis Administration, Department of Local Affairs Announce Funding for Mobile Home Park Resident Empowerment Program
“This important support helps residents purchase the land their homes are on, and we are excited to continue the important work to make sure Coloradans have access to safe and affordable housing,” said Gov. Polis.
The Office of the Governor of the State of Colorado
June 8, 2023
‘Dream come true’: Parklane Mobile Home Park residents buy park, set example for others
But in July — after six months of working with neighboring nonprofits The Genesis Project and Matthews House and forming their own resident-run nonprofit, United Neighbors/Vecinos Unidos — the residents successfully purchased the park, making it the first resident-owned mobile home park in Larimer County and solidifying it as long-term affordable housing. An attempt by residents of Hickory Village Mobile Home Park to buy the Fort Collins park failed in 2021.
August 30, 2022
A Promising Court Victory for Mobile-Home Residents
In recent years, corporations have bought up mobile-home parks and begun squeezing residents for profits. Tenants have started pushing back.
The New Yorker
December 17, 2021
There’s no denying the data: Rent control works
Opinion > Finance
After decades on the defensive, the pro-rent control tenant movement is scoring significant wins despite having to battle constant misinformation from landlords…
Stable housing and affordable rents are vital for each city’s future.
Rent regulation should be understood as a tool to promote political participation amongst working class and low income communities and communities of color.
Rent control also leads to safer living conditions in the housing stock. Code enforcement by nature relies on resident self-reporting of unsafe conditions.
Sept. 14, 2021
FeganScott Announces Investigation into Equity LifeStyle Properties for Widespread, Chronic Neglect of Mobile Home Properties across U.S.
Today consumer-rights law firm FeganScott announced it is broadening its investigation of Equity LifeStyle Properties (ELS) (NYSE:ELS) to include other mobile home properties owned and operated by ELS across 33 states.
FeganScott urges residents and homeowners who live in properties managed by ELS to learn more about their rights by contacting the firm at [email protected].
January 17, 2022
Yolo supes discuss mobile-home rent, West Sac tax offset
The board heard a presentation on mobile-home-park rent stabilization. This item was considered by the board between 2006 and 2008, but no action was taken at that time.
The Davis Enterprise
Oct. 24, 2023
Sonoma County votes to restrict rent increases at mobile home parks in unincorporated areas
Supervisors approved changes that more closely align the county with Santa Rosa, Petaluma and other neighboring jurisdictions.|
In the past year, cities across Sonoma County have moved to restrict rent increases on the spaces mobile home owners pay for to quell widespread concerns over displacement, especially for vulnerable low-income, elderly or immigrant residents.
Moving mobile homes is a difficult, expensive and often prohibitive endeavor, rendering mobile home owners “essentially captive renters” as board Chair Chris Coursey said Tuesday.
The Press Democrat
Oct. 24, 2023
No complaints yet for Southington’s fair rent commission
Prompted by a state mandate and encouraged by residents of local mobile home parks, the town created the fair rent commission late last year and named members earlier this year.
The commission has the power to investigate and amend “unconscionable” rent increases. It includes homeowners from both parties as well as an equal number of tenants and landlords.
Oct. 9, 2023
Larkspur approves rent control ordinance
Larkspur has become the second city in Marin to adopt a local rent control ordinance.
Marin Independent Journal
Sept. 7, 2023
Moratorium on mobile home park rent increases in Sonoma County
(KRON) — The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors approved a temporary moratorium on rent increases in mobile home parks in unincorporated areas on Monday.
The ordinance takes effect immediately and will remain in place until February 2024.
The ordinance does not apply to mobile home parks inside the county’s nine cities.
August 23, 2023
Council approves moratorium on manufactured home redevelopment
To help preserve manufactured home parks as more affordable housing options in Sequim, city councilors recently enacted a six-month moratorium on redevelopment applications for those parks if it is for any project other than manufactured homes.
For the moratorium, city staff were directed to consider zoning options, such as a manufactured home overlay to protect park residents from potentially losing their homes in a redevelopment project.
Councilors unanimously made the decision for a moratorium on Aug. 14 in response to continued concern from manufactured home residents about losing their homes to potential development.
August 23, 2023
Residents of Glenwood-area mobile home park preparing to buy land after nonprofit intermediary takes ownership
“The work will now become real for us, but it’s something we are preparing to take on,” Jimenez said of the next steps to take ownership of the park. “We are feeling great about the future of the community.”
June 13, 2023
Cudahy Joins Growing List Of Cities Enacting Rent Control And Tenant Protections
“This has been a long time coming,” said Councilmember Elizabeth Alcantar. She pushed for a rent increase freeze last fall, and it was extended twice before the city council began discussing rent control.
June 7, 2023
Tax incentives for mobile home park owners who sell to nonprofits proposed in Virginia Senate
State Sen. Hashmi, who introduced the bill to counteract the national trend of large corporations buying mobile home parks and raising the rates on tenants, has been following the story Cardinal News broke on Massie’s mobile home park in Christiansburg.
Jan. 24, 2023
Parklane Mobile Home Park residents receive $1 million from Larimer County to buy park
“This is an example of clearly a public benefit,” Commissioner John Kefalas said. “… Mobile home parks, manufactured housing communities, are an example of affordable housing that is not subsidized, and it’s great to preserve that affordable housing.”
April 21, 2022
Spain’s new “right to housing” law enshrines rent control nationwide
Spain’s government just passed sweeping rent control as part of its first-ever national “right to housing” law.
Feb. 2, 2022