Mobile Home Owner News – Feb 2021
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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Fri, Feb 5, 2021 – San Jose’s recent ban on rent increases could possibly land the city in court.
Douglas Dennington – a land-use attorney with Rutan & Tucker LLP, representing landlords across San Jose – submitted a letter to city leaders Feb. 1 stating that landlords adamantly oppose the rent freeze and warning the city may “wish to limit this significant liability by immediately repealing the ban.
He said the rent freeze, which was approved by lawmakers this week and halts rent spikes until June for tenants impacted by COVID-19, conflicts with state and federal law and could invite lawsuits from landlords looking to regain money lost during the pandemic.
San Jose’s rent freeze applies to tenants living in rent-controlled apartments and mobile homes.
Thu, Feb 4, 2021 – Apartment-dwellers and mobile home residents struggling to pay rent in San Jose because of the pandemic are getting some relief.
The San Jose City Council voted unanimously Feb. 2 to immediately halt rent increases for these residents through June 30.
Neither the state nor Santa Clara County have taken action to prevent rent increases, and San Jose's previous moratorium on rent hikes expired Dec. 30, prompting city leaders to take action.
To take advantage of the rent freeze, residents must prove to their landlord they are facing hardship related to COVID-19 by submitting a Declaration of COVID-19 Related Financial Distress before their next scheduled annual rent increase, according to Jacky Morales-Ferrand, director of the Housing Department.
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