Mobile Home Owner News – Aug 2020
Resident curated mobile home owners news and information for residents of California Mobile Home Parks managed by Sierra Corporate Management (SCM) and owned by a Kort & Scott Financial Group (KSFG) company. The MHPHOA also provides news coverage for California Mobile Home Parks not owned by KSFG.
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Mon, Aug 17, 2020 – According to data recently published by the Small Business Administration (SBA), Sierra Corporate Management was approved for a Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loan in the amount of $1-2 million dollars on Sat, Apr 11, 2020.
- Lender: MUFG Union Bank, National Association
- Jobs Retained: 96
- Source: ProPublica
Companies and nonprofit organizations that receive PPP loans may have the loans forgiven if they meet certain criteria, including not laying off employees during an 8-week period covered by the loan. Applicants must attest in their application that the loans are necessary for their continuing operation.
Thu, Aug 13, 2020 –
The BoaVida Group, owner and operator of mobile home and RV communities across the country, has been named the fastest growing company by the Sacramento Business Journal. The award is based on increase in growth between 2017 and 2019, during which BoaVida grew more than 1,000 percent, finishing 2019 with revenue of $16.29 million.
Weiner said his plans for BoaVida include continued expansion across the nation, building the portfolio of properties and growing within their existing markets. BoaVida currently owns 108 properties in 18 states totaling more than 11,000 spaces, placing it among the largest operators in the country.
Get Your Security Deposits Refunded After One Year
RE: All California Mobile Home Parks
Fri, Aug 7, 2020 – From the 2020 California Mobilehome Residency Law Frequently Asked Questions: Rents, Fees and Taxes, 6. Security Deposit
Resident Question:Can the park charge first and last months’ rent plus a 2-month security deposit?
MRL Answer:Normally, when a mobilehome owner is accepted for residency in a mobilehome park and signs a rental agreement, charging first month’s rent and a 2-month security deposit are permitted. (Civil Code §798.39) After one full year of satisfactory residency (meaning all rent and fees have been paid during that time), the resident is entitled to request a refund of the 2-month security deposit, or may request a refund at the time he or she vacates the park and sells the home. (Civil Code §798.39(b))
2020 California MRL FAQs
Submit your request for a security deposit refund in writing to park management today. The MRL specifically states that park management must refund your deposit after one full year of satisfactory residency if requested in writing.
Do not wait until you vacate the park and/or sell your mobile home.
Sat, Aug 1, 2020 – The MHPHOA have been continually researching and developing a database of Resident Owned Communities (ROC) aka Resident Owned Parks (ROP) in the State of California. We have 179 communities listed to date. We welcome input from our audience regarding additions and/or corrections to the data currently available. If you'd like to contribute information to the database, please contact the MHPHOA.
2020 ROC Statistics
Statistical research performed in July 2020.
179 ROCs, 34,191 Lots
The MHPHOA have researched and confirmed 179 Resident Owned Communities representing a total of 34,191 lots in the State of California.
32,891 MH Spaces, 1,300 RV Lots
Of those 34,191 lots, 32,891 are mobile home spaces, 402 are RV Lots With Drains (RV1) and 898 are RV Lots Without Drains (RV2).
55+ (Senior) vs. All Ages (Family)
Of the 179 ROCs, 109 are 55+ communities and 70 are all age (family). The average number of mobile home spaces in 55+ communities is 219, the average in all age communities is 128.
HOA Fees, $272 Average
Of the 154 ROCs that we were able to confirm current (2020) homeowners association (HOA) fees, the average HOA fee for 55+ communities is $239 per month. The average HOA fee for all age communities is $329 per month. The overall average is $272 per month.
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.
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.
Stop Predatory Park Owners
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.
Civil Lawsuits Against Kort & Scott DBAs