Mobile Home Owner News – September 2022
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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Wed, Sep 28, 2022 –
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SB 869 – Senator Connie Leyva Introduces Legislation Requiring Training and Certification of Mobilehome Park Managers
SB 940 – Senator John Laird Introduces Legislation to Allow Local Mobilehome Rent Ordinances to Govern
AB 2031 – Assembly Member Alex Lee Introduces Legislation to Allow Representatives of Mobilehome Residents to Attend Meetings Aligned with California Governance Values
Thu, Sep 15, 2022 –
The Torrance City Council declined to pass a proposed rent stabilization ordinance for mobile homes this week – despite pleas from Skyline Mobile Home Park residents, who are facing substantial rent increases – and instead supported a rent deal proposed by the complex’s owners.
Skyline is a 265-lot senior-only mobile home park, where many of the residents are retired and living on fixed incomes.
The new ownership told residents they would increase rents by $196, an approximately 15.9% hike, shortly after purchasing the park for $67 million in October 2021.
Mon, Sep 12, 2022 –
The clock is ticking on the Nov. 1 deadline by which time a bid has to be on the table to buy Century Mobile Home Park, should the 104 homeowners residing there – many who have lived in the park for years – vote to take their future in their own hands.
After getting blindsided by the news in July that the property is being sold for the stunning price of $6.8 million cash, homeowners have discussed which of three options they should take in response – options legally available to them by Colorado state law.
They can opt do nothing, let the $6.8 million sale go through and hope for the best. They can form a Resident Owned Community (ROC) where they vote on who among them will comprise the board that governs the park, establish rules under which the park will operate, and obtain $6.8 million financing to buy the park themselves. Or they can vote to have a non-profit – in this case, SLV Housing Coalition (SLVHC) – purchase the park and then provide ongoing, on-site management.
A fourth option – where the government purchases the park – has been presented to the homeowners but has not been discussed much since then, largely due to a collective lack of interest.
Thu, Sep 8, 2022 –
It’s hard to know, ‘cause everything’s clear as mud. That’s the voice of one Century Mobile Home Park resident who’s been attending meetings at the old Boyd School in Alamosa to hear about the sale of the mobile home park and the options owners and renters have.
Abraham Arrigotti, who owns Living Well Communities, has made a $6.8 million cash offer to buy the mobile home park. Arrigotti, of San Clemente, CA, has been on a mobile home park buying spree in the San Luis Valley, purchasing Country Mobile Homes in Monte Vista earlier this year and Town and Country Mobile Home Park in Alamosa in 2021.
If he gets Century Mobile, the largest park in the San Luis Valley with 184 spaces, expect rents to go up. It’s what Arrigotti did when he purchased Town and Country, and what he has told San Luis Valley Housing Coalition Executive Director Dawn Melgares he plans to do if he closes on Century Mobile.
Fri, Aug 5, 2022 –
More than 100 individuals and families – many of whom are vulnerable, living on low income and have children – received news two weeks ago that has the potential to completely upend their lives, costing them the homes they have bought and paid for and ultimately leaving them with no place else to live.
The situation could be very devastating, says Dawn Melgares, executive director of the San Luis Valley Housing Coalition, in an exclusive interview with the Valley Courier.
It all started with a letter from San Juan Vista, LLC of Las Vegas, Nevada, owners of Century Mobile Home Park, located at 17th Street and State Avenue in Alamosa. Delivered on July 20, all 148 residents of the mobile home park were notified that the property is being sold. According to the notice – also sent to the City of Alamosa – the owners have received an offer from an undisclosed buyer to purchase the property for $6.8 million. In cash.