After 2 years of campaigning, a grandmother and retired school bus driver
in Anaheim, California saw
Assembly Bill No. 978 signed into law. AB 978 establishes rent caps in mobile home parks that
are located within and governed by 2 or more incorporated cities. Under
the law, park owners may not raise the rental rate for a mobile home space
by more than 3% plus the percentage change in the cost of living.
A Localized Solution
So far, the only mobile home park in the state that fits this criterion
is the Rancho La Paz Mobile Home Park in Fullerton and Anaheim. For the
residents there, however, AB 978 is life-changing. Rancho La Paz is home
to many senior citizens, who were struggling to survive with unfair rent
increases and a lack of intervention from the government.
Spectrum News 1, residents of Rancho La Paz “protested, rallied, and spoke to elected officials at all levels to push
for rent control.”
Now, officials are examining ways to get statewide protection for mobile
home parks across California. Meanwhile, residents in other mobile home
parks are trying to emulate the success of Rancho La Paz.
For politicians and residents alike, protecting mobile home parks has become
a priority, as
mobile homes are one of the last remaining affordable housing options, and some say well-placed mobile home parks could become one of the primary
solutions to homelessness.
Mobile home residents are some of society’s most vulnerable people.
Many residents rely on Social Security income, and the majority of them
are seniors, low-income individuals and families, and people with disabilities.
A Word From Our Firm
Allen, Semelsberger & Kaelin LLP, we hope to see California expand its regulations and protections for
mobile home residents.
Landlord-tenant law sometimes leaves mobile home residents behind, and new laws help us provide
our clients with the best possible legal support.
If you need protection under existing
mobile home laws, we are here to help. We have been handling claims like yours since 1987,
and we are relentless in solving our client’s cases.
Tell us about your situation and find out how we can help – call
us at (888) 998-2031 or contact us online
to get started today.