Help Us Pass AB 2026
We need your cards, letters and phone calls in support of AB 2026
AB 2026 (Stone), is sponsored by GSMOL to address interference with manufactured home sales by park owners or management, one of the top issues identified by manufactured home owners in our annual survey. We need your help to get it passed.
What is the problem?
Under existing law, when a homeowner seeks to sell their home in place, the park owner has a right to approve the potential buyer as a renter of the park space. Unfortunately, some opportunistic park owners have exploited the law’s vague terms to unfairly interfere with the sales of manufactured homes, either by imposing difficult standards for income or credit worthiness, or not cooperating with the seller.
Some park owners also attempt to require unwarranted repairs or upgrades to the home that make it nearly impossible to successfully sell the home.
What does the bill do?
AB 2026 would provide a presumption that purchasers who have been approved for a loan to purchase the mobilehome have the financial ability to pay the rent and charges of the park. It also places limits on the ability of a park owner to require upgrades to the home, consistent with the original intent of the law. The bill also creates a more open and responsive means for potential purchasers to understand and respond to denial of approval. Further, if a prospective homeowner is denied for an unauthorized reason, the park owner or management may be held liable for damages to either the homeowner or purchaser.
Can you help us pass this important bill?
AB 2026 will have its first hearing April 30 in the Assembly Housing Committee. There are three things you can do to help us pass this bill.
Members of Assembly Housing Committee
- Write or call your Assemblymember and urge their support for the bill. A simple message is all you need to convey:
"I'm a manufactured homeowner and a constituent, and I urge your support for AB 2026. Please vote "AYE" on this bill and help ensure that I can sell my home without unfair interference. "
- Get your friends and neighbors to support the bill. You can forward this email and/or print and distribute the fact sheet on AB 2026 (see link below)
- If you live in the district for one of the members of the Assembly Housing Committee, can you help get your neighbors to send a post card? The home office can supply you with postcards to distribute to your neighbors.
Chair: Ed Chau (D-49), representing Alhambra, Arcadia, El Monte, Monterey Park, Rosemead, San Gabriel, San Marino, Temple City, in addition to portions of Montebello and South El Monte.
(916) 319-2049, Fax (916) 319-2149
Vice-Chair: Beth Gaines (R-6), representing Roseville, Rocklin, Folsom, Orangevale, Granite Bay, El Dorado Hills, Fair Oaks and Lincoln.
(916) 319-2006, Fax (916) 319-2106
Toni Atkins (D-78), representing Del Mar, La Jolla, Pacific Beach, Mission Beach, portions of San Diego, Coronado and Imperial Beach. .
(916) 319-2078, Fax (916) 319-2178
Cheryl Brown (D-47), representing Fontana, Rialto, San Bernardino, and Colton.
(916) 319-2047, Fax (916) 319-2147
Brian Maienschein (R-77), representing Poway, Rancho Santa Fe, San Diego.
(916) 319-2077, Fax (916) 319-2177
Sharon Quirk-Silva (D-65), representing Buena Park, Cypress, Fullerton, Hawaiian Gardens, La Palma, Stanton and West Anaheim.
(916) 319-2065, Fax (916) 319-2165
Mariko Yamada (D-4), representing American Canyon, Calistoga, Clearlake, Davis, Dixon, Lakeport, Napa, Rohnert Park, St. Helena, Williams, Winters, Woodland, Yountville.
(916) 319-2004, Fax (916) 319-2104
Senator Roth Hosts Mobilehome Conference
For those of you that live in manufactured homes in the Southern Californian area, Senator Roth, the chair of the Senate Select Committee on Manufactured Housing, is hosting an event this Friday, 3/28 from 9 a.m. - Noon. Please see the details in the attached flier.