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RE: Palmdale, California / Rent Stabilization Ordinances (RSOs)

Tue, Apr 2, 2024 – The Housing Authority – which includes all members of the city council – on Wednesday will consider a proposed system for increasing rent at Palmdale’s three city-owned mobile home parks, as well as a method for assisting those most impacted by the increase.

The three parks – Boulders at Ranch I, Boulders at Ranch II and Boulders at the Lakes – have a total of 787 spaces, with three of these set aside for managers, according to the staff report.

Rents on the spaces have not been increased since 2008, when a cap of $400 per month was set; most spaces reached that maximum by 2013.

With the cap on rents keeping revenue stable for about a decade, the revenue is not keeping up with the costs of maintaining and operating the parks, Director of Neighborhood Services Sofia Reyes said during the authority’s March 20 meeting, when the matter was first introduced.

‘The $400 is not keeping up with the costs of operations; therefore, without a space rent increase, we would not be able to keep the parks at the level they are at, in the condition and with the amenities we provide,’ she said.

In order to keep up, staff is requesting to remove the space rent cap and increase rent in accordance with what is allowable under the leases.

2024 California Legislation Concerning Mobile Home Parks (Updates)

RE: California / Assembly Bills (AB) / Senate Bills (SB) / Assembly Constitutional Amendment (ACA)

Mon, Apr 1, 2024 – GSMOL’s This Week at the Capital dated Mon, Apr 1, 2024, shows two major pieces of legislation concerning mobile home parks. We’ve expanded on those and have included a list of Assembly Bills and Senate Bills of interest (Mobile Homes) for the 2024 Legislative Session (2024-01-03 to 2024-08-31).

Note: AB 2778 previously AB 1035.

AB 2778 (Muratsuchi) Mobilehome Affordability Act: Mobilehome Parks: Rent Caps

Introduced by Assembly Member Muratsuchi
Thursday, February 15, 2024

An act to add Section 798.30.7 to the Civil Code, relating to mobilehomes.

AB 2778, as amended, Muratsuchi. Mobilehome Affordability Act: Mobilehome Parks: Rent Caps

Existing law, the Mobilehome Residency Law, prescribes various terms and conditions of tenancies in mobilehome parks. Existing law defines “tenancy” for these purposes as the right of a homeowner to use a site within a mobilehome park on which to locate, maintain, and occupy a mobilehome for human habitation, including the use of the services and facilities of the park. Existing law, until January 1, 2030, prohibits, with certain exceptions, the management of a mobilehome park from increasing the gross rental rate for a tenancy in a qualified mobilehome park more than 3% plus the percentage change in the cost of living, as defined, or 5%, whichever is lower, of the lowest gross rental rate charged for a tenancy at any time during the 12 months prior to the effective date of the increase, subject to specified conditions. Existing law defines “qualified mobilehome park” for these purposes as a mobilehome park that is located within and governed by the jurisdictions of 2 or more incorporated cities.

This bill would enact the Mobilehome Affordability Act. The bill would prohibit the management of a mobilehome park from increasing the gross rental rate for a tenancy for a mobilehome space more than 3% plus the percentage change in the cost of living, as defined, or 5%, whichever is lower, of the lowest gross rental rate charged for a tenancy at any time during the 12 months prior to the effective date of the increase, as specified. The bill would prohibit management from increasing the gross rental rate for a tenancy in more than 2 increments over a 12-month period, after the tenant maintains the tenancy over a 12-month period. Notwithstanding these provisions, the bill would authorize management to increase the rental rate by 5% after a transfer of a mobilehome park, as specified.

AB 2539 (Connolly) Mobilehome Parks: Sale: Notice: Right of First Refusal

Introduced by Assembly Member Connolly
Tuesday, February 13, 2024

An act to amend Section 798.80 of the Civil Code, relating to mobilehomes.

AB 2539, as amended, Connolly. Mobilehome Parks: Sale: Notice: Right of First Refusal

Existing law, the Mobilehome Residency Law, requires the owner of a mobilehome park who enters into a written listing agreement with a licensed real estate broker for the sale of the mobilehome park or who offers to sell the mobilehome park to any party to provide written notice of the owner’s intention to sell to specified members of a resident organization formed by homeowners for purposes of converting the mobilehome park to condominium or stock cooperative ownership interests and for purchasing the mobilehome park. Existing law requires the owner to provide this notice not less than 30 days nor more than one year before entering into the listing agreement or offering to sell the mobilehome park. Existing law prohibits an offer to sell a park from being construed as an offer unless it is initiated by the park owner or their agent. Existing law provides various exceptions to this notice requirement, including that no notice is required unless the resident organization has first furnished the park owner or park manager with a written notice of the name and address of the president, secretary, and treasurer of the resident organization, as specified.

This bill would require the owner to provide the above-described notice if they accept an offer from any buyer. The bill would also require the owner to provide the above-described notice to all residents of the mobilehome park and the Department of Housing and Community Development not less than 120 days nor more than one year before entering into the listing agreement or offering to sell the mobilehome park. The bill would grant the resident organization a right of first refusal to the mobilehome park and give them 6 months from the time they receive the above-described notice to make an offer. The bill would require the owner to engage in good faith negotiations, as defined, with the resident organization if they are interested in purchasing the park and prohibit the owner from negotiating with or accepting an offer from another party until the above-described 6-month time period has elapsed. The bill would remove the above-described exceptions to the notice requirement and would remove the prohibition on an offer to sell a park from being construed as an offer unless it is initiated by the park owner or their agent.

2024 Legislation Concerning California Mobile Home Parks (24 Bills)

  1. AB 661 (Patterson) Utility Services: Electronic Communication
    An act to amend Section 798.42 of the Civil Code, relating to mobilehome parks.
  2. AB 846 (Bonta) Low-Income Housing Credit: Rent Increases
    An act to add Section 50199.24 to the Health and Safety Code, relating to low-income housing.
  3. AB 977 (Rodriguez) Emergency Departments: Assault and Battery
    An act to add Section 1317.5a to the Health and Safety Code, and to amend Sections 241 and 243 of the Penal Code, relating to hospital emergency departments.
  4. AB 1886 (Alvarez) Housing Element Law: Substantial Compliance: Housing Accountability Act
    An act to amend Sections 65585 and 65589.5 of the Government Code, relating to land use.
  5. AB 1985 (Patterson) Home Solicitation Contracts
    An act to amend Section 1689.5 of the Civil Code, relating to contracts.
  6. AB 2022 (Addis) Mobilehome Parks: Emergency Preparedness
    An act to amend, repeal, and add Section 18603 of the Health and Safety Code, relating to mobilehome parks.
  7. AB 2243 (Wicks) Affordable Housing and High Road Jobs Act of 2022: Objective Standards and Affordability and Site Criteria
    An act to amend Sections 65912.101, 65912.111, 65912.112, 65912.113, 65912.114, 65912.121, 65912.122, 65912.123, and 65912.124 of the Government Code, relating to housing.
  8. AB 2247 (Wallis) Mobilehomes
    An act to amend Section 18550 of the Health and Safety Code, relating to mobilehomes.
  9. AB 2278 (Carrillo) Rent Increases: Percentage Change in the Cost of Living: Department of Housing and Community Development
    An act to amend Section 1947.12 of the Civil Code, relating to tenancies.
  10. AB 2373 (Rendon) Mobilehomes: Tenancies
    An act to amend Section 798.56 of the Civil Code, relating to mobilehomes.
  11. AB 2387 (Pellerin) Mobilehome Parks: Additional Lots: Exemption from Additional Fees or Charges
    An act to add Section 65852.8 to the Government Code, relating to mobilehome parks.
  12. AB 2399 (Rendon) Mobilehome Park Residences: Rental Agreements: Mobilehome Residency Law Protection Program
    An act to amend Section 798.15 of the Civil Code, relating to mobilehomes.
  13. AB 2539 (Connolly) Mobilehome Parks: Sale: Notice: Right of First Refusal
    An act to amend Section 798.80 of the Civil Code, relating to mobilehomes.
  14. AB 2584 (Lee) Single-Family Residential Real Property: Corporate Entity: Ownership
    An act to add Title 8 (commencing with Section 945.20) to Part 2 of Division 2 of the Civil Code, relating to real property.
  15. AB 2778 (Muratsuchi) Mobilehome Affordability Act: Mobilehome Parks: Rent Caps
    An act to add Section 798.30.7 to the Civil Code, relating to mobilehomes.
  16. AB 2997 (Patterson) Subdivisions: Manufactured Homes
    An act to add Chapter 10 (commencing with Section 18160) to Part 2 of Division 13 of the Health and Safety Code, relating to land use.
  17. AB 3200 (Hoover) Master-Metered Mobilehome Parks and Manufactured Housing Communities: Transfer of Water Systems
    An act to amend Section 2705.5 of, to add the heading to Article 1 (commencing with Section 2716) of Chapter 2 of Part 2 of Division 1 of, and to add Article 2 (commencing with Section 2716) to Chapter 2 of Part 2 of Division 1 of, the Public Utilities Code, relating to water.
  18. SB 1052 (Seyarto/Alanis) Mobilehomes
    An act to amend Sections 18803 and 18804 of the Health and Safety Code, relating to mobilehomes.
  19. SB 1095 (Becker) Cozy Homes Cleanup Act: Building Standards: Gas-Fuel-Burning Appliances
    An act to add Section 4737 to the Civil Code, and to amend Sections 17958.8, 18031.7, and 18031.8 of, to add Section 18031.9 to, the Health and Safety Code, relating to building standards.
  20. SB 1108 (Bogh) Mobilehome Parks: Notice of Violations
    An act to add Section 18408 to the Health and Safety Code, relating to mobilehome parks.
  21. SB 1190 (Laird) Mobilehomes: Solar Energy Systems
    An act to add Sections 798.44.1 and 799.12 to the Civil Code, relating to mobilehomes.
  22. SB 1212 (Skinner) Investment Entities: Purchasing and Acquisition Interests in Housing
    An act to add Chapter 5 (commencing with Section 745) to Title 2 of Part 1 of Division 2 of the Civil Code, relating to real property.
  23. SB 1408 (Roth/Durazo) Mobilehome Parks: Vehicle Removal
    An act to amend Section 798.28.5 of the Civil Code, relating to mobilehome parks.
  24. ACA 10 (Haney) Fundamental Human Right to Housing
    A resolution to propose to the people of the State of California an amendment to the Constitution of the State, by adding Article XXV thereto, relating to housing.