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HUD Announces Relief from California Fires
Mobilehome Owners Can Qualify

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has announced disaster relief assistance for the victims of the devastating fires in California.

Manufactured home owners are among those who have been impacted by the fires. 

Please click here for the full announcement from HUD.


The Fee and Tax Waiver Program for Unregistered Mobilehomes
AB 587 implemented by HCD.

People who purchased a mobilehome or manufactured home but didn’t receive the necessary title to the property now have a chance to properly register their homes with the new Fee and Tax Waiver Program – and avoid paying hundreds or even thousands of dollars in state and local taxes, fees and penalties.


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Governor signs AB 3066 (Stone)
Gut and Amend of last year's AB 1269 (Stone)

AB 3066 (Stone) was signed by Governor Brown on September 26, 2018. 

We will have more information in coming months on how this will be implemented and we’ll have a discussion during the new laws seminar at the WMA Convention and Expo. Here are some basic highlights:


Bills of Interest

This section tracks WMA’s bills of interest as they make their way through the legislative process.


HUD Issues Guidance On Use Criminal Records by Landlords
HUD Warns Against Blanket Bans of Ex-Offenders

Private landlords who have blanket bans on renting to people with criminal records are in violation of the Fair Housing Act and can be sued and face penalties for discrimination, the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development said today as they released new guidance on the issue.

In the News


Temporary Santa Cruz tenant eviction law poised to renew

SANTA CRUZ — The Santa Cruz City Council took the first step toward reviving recently lapsed landlord eviction limits Tuesday, putting in place temporary rules for up to a year in a 4-3 vote just before midnight.

If the council gives final approval to the interim ordinance with a second vote at a coming meeting, landlords once again will need to ensure they have “just cause” for their tenant evictions. Acceptable eviction reasons range from failure to pay rent to nuisance violations.


Gov. Gavin Newsom Says California Is Continuing The Discussion On Rent Control

California Gov. Gavin Newsom says conversations are underway on rent stabilization, after voters rejected a rent control ballot measure last fall.

Newsom spoke Tuesday in San Jose at a roundtable discussion on California’s housing crisis, saying the state is speaking with housing industry groups about possible next steps following the defeat of Proposition 10 in November.

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Referendum targets St. Helena’s mobile home rent stabilization ordinance

Opponents of rent stabilization at Vineyard Valley Mobile Home Park have gathered enough signatures to force the City Council to repeal the new ordinance or put it on the ballot.

Opponents needed to collect 344 valid signatures, equivalent to 10 percent of St. Helena’s registered voters. They submitted 579 signatures, and of the 364 checked by the Napa County Election Division, 345 were confirmed to be valid.

Upcoming Events

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2019 Update of New Laws Registration Now Open!
Dates & Locations

This seminar will focus on changes to the Mobilehome Residency Law (MRL), as well as other changes in state law and regulations, and how those changes will affect community operations in 2019.

Six units of MCM credit can be earned upon a passing grade on the exam that will be administered at the end of the seminar. Seminar hours are 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. Lunch is included.

Sacramento – January 10th
Sacramento Marriott Rancho Cordova
11211 Point East Drive
Rancho Cordova, CA 95742

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2019 WMA Convention & Expo
Grand Sierra Resort and Casino

Grand Sierra Resort and Casino, Reno, NV

When it comes to hotels in Reno, no place offers the degree of accommodation options, amenities, dining, and entertainment that Grand Sierra Resort does. Lying in the heart of Truckee Meadows near Lake Tahoe, Grand Sierra Resort features nearly 2,000 hotel rooms and suites, and 11 different dining venues.


Grand Sierra Resort and Casino
2500 East 2nd Street
Reno, NV 89595
Reservations: 800.648.5080
Group Name: WMA Convention & Expo
Hotel: 775.789.2000
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2019 WMA Spring Seminar
Sheraton Maui

Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa, Maui, HI

March 23 through March 30

2605 Kaanapali Parkway, Lahaina
Maui, Hawaii 96761 USA
(808) 661-0031


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