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Mobilehome Community

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The City of Chula Vista has 31 mobilehome and trailer parks, with nearly 3,600 spaces.  MobilehomesThese communities provide a variety of living styles from family parks, senior parks, smaller trailer parks, to large communities with amenities. 

Mobilehome living is dictated by a variety of agencies, a list of the most frequently requested documents follows below.

Resources

Chula Vista Mobilehome Communities Listing of Parks
Mobilehome and Trailer Park Resource Information Commonly contacted agencies
Mobilehome Residency Law State regulations on operations of mobilehome parks
State Office of the Mobilehome Ombudsman/Mobilehome Assistance Center Complaint processing office that primarily assists the public with questions or problems associated with the various aspects of manufactured home (mobilehome) living, including: utility health and safety issues, complaints with manufactured home dealer, sales, warranties and other programs under the review of state HCD's Division of Code and Standards.
State Mobilehome Residency Law Protection Program Sometimes, in mobilehome parks, disputes can arise between mobilehome/ manufactured homeowners and park management. To help resolve some of these disputes, California created the Mobilehome Residency Law Protection Program (through the Mobilehome Residency Law Protection Act of 2018, Assembly Bill 3066).
Registration and Title Documents Contact the State Housing and Community Development Department for new or resold manufactured homes
Register Your Mobilehome California State program that gives owners the opportunity to avoid paying hundreds or even thousands of dollars in state and local taxes, fees, and penalties.

 

The City of Chula Vista provides a variety of services related to mobilehomes including:

Rent Review ("Rent Control")

The Housing Division implements a rent stabilization process for eligible mobilehome residents, under Chula Vista Municipal Code Chapter 9.50 - Mobilehome Park Space Rent Review.  Residents are eligible for rent control if they meet certain criteria and have paid the Administrative Fee for that fiscal year. 

 

 Mobilehome Administrative Fee

  • Due to financial hardships faced by the community as a result of COVID-19, the City Council has set the fee for the period of July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021 at $12 per eligible space. 
  • Bills addressed to the resident on file OR current resident should arrive on or around the beginning June 2020.
  • Payment is due by July 1st each year with a 60 day grace period for full payment without late penalty.       
  • Download CVMC 9.50 Administrative Fee FAQ.

PAYMENTS WILL BE ACCEPTED BEGINNING JUNE 1ST for the July 1, 2020-June 30, 2021 period.

Please remember to ask for and keep your receipt!

You can check the status of your payment by clicking the link and entering your full account number: https://cvapps.chulavistaca.gov/cvmhpadmin/

Rent control limits the increase a park owner can impose to a resident once per year to the Current Annual Permissive Increase.  If a park owner proposes something over the permissive rate for that year a resident may petition the increase to the Mobilehome Rent Review Commission.    

Notices

Mobilehome Park Closure Ordinance

The City of Chula Vista has an adopted ordinance to address the displacement of mobilehome and trailer park owners/occupants if a park is converted to another use or discontinued.  Relevant sections of the Chula Vista Municipal Code, can be accessed below:

NEW!!!   Mobilehome Residency Law Protection Program effective 2020

Passed in 2018, AB 3066 created the Mobilehome Residency Law Protection Program (MRLPP) within the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD). Through the MRLPP, homeowners may seek assistance from HCD relating to Mobilehome Residency Law (MRL).

Beginning January 1, 2019, mobilehome park management is required to pay $10 for each mobilehome lot within their park. Park management may pass the $10 annual MRLPP fee through to residents as a separate line item in the rent bill and it shall be accompanied by a clear written description of the purpose of the charge to homeowners, along with contact information for HCD.

HCD's Information Bulletin 2018-03 provides details regarding the Mobilehome Residency Law Protection Act (Act). Any Questions or comments regarding the MRLPP should be directed to HCD Division staff at (800) 952-8356 or MRLcomplaint@hcd.ca.gov.

The $10 MRLPP fee is different and separate from the City's annual Mobilehome Administrative Fee for implementation of Chula Vista Municipal Code Section 9.50 (Mobielhome Space Rent Review).

Summary of the MRLPP provided by the City of Chula Vista.

 

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