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Wed, Jun 26, 2019 – SACRAMENTO – Earlier today, the Joint Legislative Audit Committee (JLAC) approved an audit request by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) to review the efficacy and ongoing issues related to the California Department of Housing and Community Development’s (HCD) Mobilehome Inspection Program.

As the Chair of the Senate Select Committee on Manufactured Home Communities, Senator Leyva continues to hear from mobilehome residents and owners about the insufficient oversight and follow-up by HCD that allows some mobilehome parks to fall into severe disrepair, as well as risk the public health and eventually the housing options of their residents. In recent years, HCD has identified inadequate gas meters, accumulation of combustible materials and exposed live electrical parts at mobilehome parks. Media reports also identified a mobilehome park in Northern California with poor infrastructure that was without power for several days during an extreme heat wave in 2018 that endangered the health and safety of elderly residents.

While I appreciate the important work that HCD does to protect the health and safety of mobilehome parks and their residents, there is clearly still much work to do to meet the needs of mobilehome residents across our state,” Senator Leyva said. “Mobilehomes provide a critical option for affordable housing in California, so it is important that we do all that we can to make sure that the state is inspecting mobilehome parks fully and properly so that we can keep residents healthy and safe. There is no excuse for mobilehome residents to ever have to live with exposed electrical parts or without power for days because of poor infrastructure so, depending on the results of the audit, we will likely need to find a way for the state to have better and likely more frequent oversight of these parks. I thank my JLAC colleagues for approving this important audit that will ultimately help to improve living conditions at mobilehome parks and the quality of life and safety of their residents.

The independent audit will include an assessment of HCD’s statewide mobilehome park inspection process and efforts, as well as review and evaluate follow-up visits made to parks by inspectors to ensure compliance. With nearly 5,000 mobilehome parks and 2 million mobilehome residents in California, the Mobilehome Park Maintenance (MPM) Inspection Program is crucial in maintaining the quality of life for these residents.

The California State Auditor will conduct the audit over the next several months and issue a public report once the analysis is completed.

JLAC Considers Audit of the California HCD

Mon, Jun 24, 2019 SACRAMENTO – This Wednesday at 10 AM, the Joint Legislative Audit Committee will be considering a request by Senator Connie Leyva to audit the Housing and Community Development Department's division of code and standards. The focus of the audit request is the Mobilehome Park Maintenance Inspection Program.

RE: Star Management

Sat, Jun 22, 2019 – Many residents of Rancho La Paz mobile home park joined a larger protest in front of Anaheim City Hall on June 18 to ask for rent stabilization and a more sound housing policy. That night, Council ultimately voted down a temporary rent hike moratorium proposed by councilmember Jose F. Moreno.

Hundreds of the protesters packed into the Anaheim City Council chambers as the meeting began. The council meeting lasted over 10 hours, with over 100 members of the public speaking.

Council member Moreno made a motion to approve a temporary (six month) rent gouging moratorium. It would allow rents to increase no more than 5% plus the consumer price index, with a max of 10%.

Ultimately, the motion failed 2-5, with Barnes and Moreno being the only “yes” votes.

The question of what to do regarding Rancho La Paz will be discussed at the July 2 Fullerton City Council meeting.

Previous News

  1. 2019-06-18 – Rancho La Paz Residents Ask Council For Help
  2. 2019-04-18 – What’s Happening at Rancho La Paz is Part of a National Trend
  3. 2019-04-07 – Rancho La Paz Mobile Home Park Residents Meet with Park’s Owner
  4. 2019-04-04 – Anaheim and Fullerton Mobile Home Residents Remain Uncertain About Rents
  5. 2019-04-02 – Anaheim and Fullerton Consider Options for Potential Rent Caps at Mobile Home Parks
  6. 2019-03-27 – Anaheim Mobile Home Park Owner Rescinds Rent Increases
  7. 2019-03-27 – Owner Pulls Back on Rent Increases for Mobile Home Park
  8. 2019-03-27 – MHP Owner Delays Rent Increase on Seniors after Meeting with Anaheim Leaders
  9. 2019-03-21 – Rancho La Paz Residents Organize and Ask Elected Officials for Help
  10. 2019-03-21 – Rent Hike May Force Many in OC Retirement Community From Their Homes
  11. 2019-03-21 – Proposed $400 a Month Rent Increase has Seniors in Anaheim Nervous
  12. 2019-03-10 – Rancho La Paz MHP – Seniors Facing Drastic Rent Increases of 44%

RE: Kort & Scott Financial Group

Thu, Jun 13, 2019 – Two Antioch senior mobile home parks will remain that way after the City Council this week unanimously agreed to prevent them from converting into all-ages parks.

Though some fixed-income residents have been concerned about the number of children moving into parks where there are no playgrounds or services, many more have feared rents would raise even higher with an increase in the number of younger working families locating in them. In 2017, acting on requests from residents, the city twice enacted urgency moratoriums on all senior mobile home parks — those with at least 80 percent or more for ages 55 or older — from being opened up to all ages.

Lola Buck of Vista Diablo reminded the council that seniors at her park have been raising concerns since 2007. The owners, Kort & Scott Financial Group, faced with the threat of litigation by the city, signed a 10-year agreement to maintain the mobile home park as a mostly seniors community. That contract expired in 2017, prompting residents back then to bring their concerns to City Hall and urging a moratorium on conversions from senior to all-ages parks.

The ordinance would create a senior housing overlay district to prohibit the conversion of all Antioch senior mobile home parks with 80 percent or more seniors to all-ages mobile home parks. While in favor of the move, Councilman Lamar Thorpe said he wanted to see rental control for senior housing as well.

  • Address: 2901 Somersville Road, Antioch, California 94509
  • County: Contra Costa
  • Phone: 925-757-9321
  • Spaces: 150
  • Type: 55+
  • 2019 Space Rent: $1,300
  • Purchased: Nov 1995, Amount: $4,500,000
  • Refinanced 1: Nov 1998, Amount: $5,415,000
  • Refinanced 2: Jan 2005, Amount: $9,000,000
  • Refinanced 3: Jan 2007, Amount: $11,750,000
  • Refinanced 4: Jun 2016, Amount: $16,000,000
    Loan Type: Fannie Mae SARM, Chad Thomas Hagwood
  • Management: Sierra Corporate Management
  • DBA: Vista Diablo GP LLC, Vista Diablo Mobile Estates LLC, Vista Diablo Mobile Estates LP
  • DBA Filing: Sep 1995, Jan 2005

Carson, California Mobile Home Parks – 2019 Space Rent Survey

Thu, Jun 6, 2019 – In May 2019, the MHPHOA performed a space rent survey for the 21 mobile home parks in Carson, California. The average space rent is $380 per month with the lowest at $143 (Ray Mar Trailer Park) and the highest at $702 per month (Carson Harbor Village).

The City of Carson has one of the most successful Rent Stabilization Ordinances in the State of California. Kort & Scott Financial Group own two mobile home parks in Carson; Carson Gardens Trailer Lodge ($472) and Laco Mobile Home Park ($431).

Note: Click/tap on table headings to sort ascending or descending, click/tap the # column to reset.

# Name Address City ST Zip Phone Spaces RV1 RV2 Type Rent Date Source
Bel-Aire Park
Operated By: Tadashi Kajikawa
21425 S Avalon Blvd Carson CA 90745 310-834-1240 81 0 0 55 290
268
268
05/2019
03/2018
08/2016
Management
Management
Management
Carson Gardens Trailer Lodge
Operated By: KSFG, Sierra Corporate Management, Carson MHP Associates LP
437 W Carson St Carson CA 90745 310-328-0600 97 0 0 AA 472
431
420
05/2019
03/2018
11/2016
Management
Management
Management
Carson Harbor Village
Operated By: James Goldstein
17701 S Avalon Blvd Carson CA 90746 310-515-0651 420 0 0 AA 702
690
683
05/2019
03/2018
08/2016
Management
Management
Management
Colony Cove Mobile Estates
Operated By: Colony Cove Properties
17700 S Avalon Blvd Carson CA 90746 310-538-3320 420 0 0 55 597
571
545
05/2019
03/2018
08/2016
Management
Management
Management
Country Estates Mobile Home Park
Operated By: Robert Kleege
1502 E Carson St Carson CA 90745 310-834-7109 139 0 0 AA 313
290
290
05/2019
03/2018
08/2016
Management
Management
Management
E/L Trailer Park
Operated By: Judy Fitzpatrick
807 Lincoln St Carson CA 90745 310-532-6650 10 0 0 AA 159
148
148
05/2019
03/2018
08/2016
Management
Management
Management
Flamingo Gardens Trailer Lodge
Operated By: Irene Fernandez
520 E Carson St Carson CA 90745 310-834-7631 39 0 0 ROC 302
292
267
05/2019
03/2018
08/2016
Management
Management
Management
Imperial Avalon Mobile Estates
Operated By: Imperial Avalon LLC (Faring, Jason Illoulian)
21207 S Avalon Blvd Carson CA 90745 310-549-2350 225 0 0 55 442
422
380
05/2019
03/2018
08/2016
Management
Management
Management
Imperial Carson Mobile Estates
Operated By: Charles Cha
21111 Dolores St Carson CA 90745 310-830-2664 192 0 0 AA 472
432
432
05/2019
03/2018
08/2016
Management
Management
Management
Laco Mobile Home Park
Operated By: KSFG, Sierra Corporate Management, Carson MHP Associates LP
22325 S Main St Carson CA 90745 310-835-7313 94 0 0 AA 431
420
398
05/2019
03/2018
11/2016
Management
Management
Management
Nu Way Mobile Home Park
Operated By: Nu Way Mobilehome Owners Association
401 W Carson St Carson CA 90745 213-925-2510 39 0 0 55 240
240
240
05/2019
03/2018
08/2016
Management
Management
Management
Ocean Villa Trailer Park
Operated By: Marjorie Cook
605 W 228th St Carson CA 90745 714-593-8337 0 0 21 219
219
219
05/2019
03/2018
08/2016
Management
Management
Management
Paradise Trailer Lodge
Operated By: Bruce Kleege
21900 S Martin St Carson CA 90745 310-847-6151 84 0 0 AA 374
343
343
05/2019
03/2018
08/2016
Management
Management
Management
Park Avalon Mobile Estates
Operated By: Park Avalon Carson LLC
750 E Carson St Carson CA 90745 310-834-2039 133 0 0 AA 427
395
395
05/2019
03/2018
08/2016
Management
Management
Management
Park Granada
Operated By: R44 Lending Group
218 W Carson St Carson CA 90745 310-835-1424 26 0 0 AA 405
405
405
05/2019
03/2018
08/2016
Management
Management
Management
Park Villa Mobile Home Estates
Operated By: Mary Yakura
21711 S Vera St Carson CA 90745 310-830-8800 48 0 0 AA 391
360
318
05/2019
03/2018
08/2016
Management
Management
Management
Rancho Dominguez Mobile Estates
Operated By: Carter-Spencer Enterprises
435 E Gardena Blvd Carson CA 90746 310-329-0184 81 0 0 416
403
343
05/2019
03/2018
08/2016
Management
Management
Management
Ray Mar Trailer Park
Operated By: Victor Peckham
823 Realty St Carson CA 90745 310-830-3490 27 0 0 AA 143
143
143
05/2019
03/2018
08/2016
Management
Management
Management
Shangri Lodge Mobile Home Park
Operated By: Stanislaw Dzikowski
21834 S Grace Ave Carson CA 90745 310-530-1237 46 0 0 402
391
357
05/2019
03/2018
08/2016
Management
Management
Management
Vera Carson Mobile Home Estates
Operated By: Homes on Vera LLC
21811 S Vera St Carson CA 90745 310-830-3900 32 0 0 55 365
351
329
05/2019
03/2018
08/2016
Management
Management
Management
Vista Del Loma Mobile Estates
Operated By: Vista Del Loma LLC
20600 S Main St Carson CA 90745 310-532-6650 86 0 0 AA 421
407
372
05/2019
03/2018
08/2016
Management
Management
Management
Total Spaces: 2,319 0 21 380
363
347
05/2019
03/2018
08/2016

RE: Kort & Scott Financial Group

Tue, Jun 4, 2019 – Sources have informed the MHPHOA that Tustin Village Mobile Home Park is now under new management. There is a notice posted on the park management office door from Ryan Kennedy of Bessire and Casenhiser Inc indicating the change in management.

The MHPHOA are currently awaiting change in management confirmation for: Blue Star Mobile Home Park, Reseda Mobile Homes and Tri Palm Estates (Country Club Only).

  • Address: 15352 Williams Street, Tustin, California 92780
  • County: Orange
  • Phone: 714-542-0637
  • Spaces: 192, Apartments: 2
  • Type: All Ages (Previously 55+ Circa 2005)
  • 2019 Space Rent: $1,950
  • Purchased: Jan 2005, Amount: $4,500,000, Leasehold Rights Only
  • New Management (Jun 1, 2019): Bessire and Casenhiser Inc
  • Management: Sierra Corporate Management
  • DBA: Tustin Village GP LLC, Tustin Village MHP Associates LP
    NorPlum LP (Ground Lease Holder)
  • DBA Filing: Dec 2004, Dec 2008

RE: Kort & Scott Financial Group

Fri, May 31, 2019 – Letter to Knolls Lodge Mobile Home Park Residents: Please be advised that effective June 1, 2019, Bessire & Casenhiser, Inc. assumed the direct management control of Knolls Lodge. Note: There has been no change in ownership.

All rent payments will be made payable to Knolls Lodge and paid at the on-site office.

Over the next few weeks, you will see Bessire & Casenhiser, Inc. personnel in and around the park to familiarize itself with the property. In addition, we will be inspecting each and every homesite for compliance with state law and Knolls Lodge residency documents.

You can be assured, it is our intent to operate your community in a very professional and business-like fashion. ALL residents will be required to live by the same rules and regulations so you can live in an environment you are proud to call “home.”

We would appreciate your patience and assistance in letting us get our feet on the ground, please contact the on-site office who in turn will discuss any inquiries you may have with the appropriate Bessire & Casenhiser, Inc. representative.

Bessire & Casenhiser, lnc.’s business offices are located at 430 S. San Dimas Ave., San Dimas, CA 91773, and our phone number is (909) 594-0501.

Sincerely,

Scott Bessire
Senior Property Manager
Director of Field Operations
DRE #01230407

Note: The MHPHOA have been informed that some mobile home parks owned by Kort & Scott Financial Group and currently managed by Sierra Corporate Management may soon change management to Bessire and Casenhiser, Inc. We are awaiting resident confirmation from the other parks and will post updates when they become available.

Previous News

  1. 2018-03-16 – Kort & Scott DBAs Being Sued by Residents of Knolls Lodge MHP (Updates)
  2. 2018-01-16 – Kort & Scott DBAs Being Sued by Residents of Knolls Lodge MHP
  3. 2017-03-24 – Knolls Lodge Mobile Home/RV Park
  4. 2017-03-04 – Knolls Lodge Mobile Home Park – No Guest Parking After 5:00 PM
  5. 2017-02-13 – Knolls Lodge Mobile Home Park – 27% Turnover Since Jan 2015
  6. 2016-03-15 – $750 Home for Sale – Knolls Lodge Mobile Home Park

  • Address: 23701 South Western Avenue, Torrance, California 90501
  • County: Los Angeles
  • Phone: 310-326-1000
  • Spaces: 257
  • Type: All Ages
  • 2019 Space Rent: $1,500
  • Refinanced: Jun 2005, Amount: $94,700,000, 4/6 MHP Package
    Loan Type: Fannie Mae FRM, Chad Thomas Hagwood
  • Refinanced: Dec 2013, Amount: $158,000,000, 4/8 MHP Package
    Loan Type: Fannie Mae FRM, Chad Thomas Hagwood
  • New Management (Jun 1, 2019): Bessire and Casenhiser Inc
  • Management: Sierra Corporate Management
  • DBA: Knolls Lodge GP Corp, Knolls Lodge LP
  • DBA Filing: Jan 2002, Oct 2002

NEW MRL Protection Program

Thu, Jul 2, 2020 – The California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) is pleased to announce the Mobilehome Assistance Center is now accepting complaints from mobilehome / manufactured homeowners for issues within mobilehome parks related to Mobilehome Residency Law violations.

Who Can Submit a Complaint?

Any mobilehome / manufactured homeowner who lives in a mobilehome park.

What Types of Complaints can be Submitted for Consideration?

Any complaints for issues within mobilehome parks related to Mobilehome Residency Law violations (California Civil Code).

Common violations include illegal grounds for eviction, failure to provide proper notice of rent increases, or no written rental agreement between the park and mobilehome owner.

How Does a Mobilehome/Manufactured Homeowner Submit their Complaint?

Complaints must be submitted to HCD. HCD provides help to resolve and coordinate resolution of the most-severe alleged violations of the Mobilehome Residency Law. Visit the Submit a Complaint webpage for details.

Kort & Scott Pay $57 Million
Largest Mobile Home Park Settlement Ever

Fri, Nov 22, 2019 – Kabateck LLP attorneys representing hundreds of low-income mobile home residents in Long Beach, California secured a nearly $57 million settlement, which is the largest settlement ever involving a mobile home park.

KSFG Lawsuits
Civil Lawsuits Against Kort & Scott DBAs