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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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Government Affairs

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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


St. Helena plans special election on mobile home rent stabilization

The issue of rent stabilization at Vineyard Valley Mobile Home Park could be decided by St. Helena voters as early as June.

The City Council directed staff Tuesday to come back with a resolution calling a special election at the earliest possible date, which staff said would be June 4.

Read More. 


Split roll will only make California less attractive to businesses

California might be about to undermine the best argument it has to attract new business and jobs. A ballot initiative has qualified to eliminate the protections against property tax increases guaranteed by Proposition 13, to the extent applied to business property. The importance of Proposition 13 to job growth in our state has to be better understood: at present, our state’s political leaders appear primed to support this change.


Watsonville moves mobile home protections forward

WATSONVILLE — The city of Watsonville is moving forward with new zoning protections for its mobile and manufactured homes, the latest step in an ongoing effort to ensure an adequate supply of affordable housing for low-income residents.

Under the new rules, each of Watsonville’s nine mobile home parks would be protected from development unless a special use permit is granted for a narrow range of other high-priority land uses, such as churches, cemeteries, child care centers and schools.

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2019 MCM Courses Now Available
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Topic: Working with Challenging Residents

This seminar will address the issues of dealing with challenging residents and issues in day-to-day workplace activity. We will work on defusing tense situations, active listening, and relationship building. In addition, attendees will learn when and how to tap into and maximize local resources. Discussion will include aging residents, mental health first aid, and hoarding.

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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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