We have a new online payment system, but it is not completely up and running yet. If you wish to use a credit card to join GSMOL, renew your membership, or make a donation, please call the GSMOL Home Office at 800-888-1727. PLEASE DO NOT USE THE “JOIN” FORMS ON THE WEBSITE. (If you are able to pay by check, you can download our “paper” application form on the Forms & Resources page under the Resources tab, and send it in with your check.) We will let you know when the new online system is ready for you to use. Thank you for your patience!
The Member Login system is part of the new payment system and it will also not be generally available until the work on the online payment system is finished. If you had a Member Login account in the past, you will need to request a new account under the new system. Instructions for how to do that will be posted here when we are ready.
ALL GSMOL MEMBERS please visit the GSMOL ELECTION 2020 tab to read about our 2020 Election candidates, proposed amendments to the GSMOL Bylaws, and instructions for voting! Everyone who was a paid-up GSMOL member on December 31, 2019 may vote. Your ballot will be in the Californian magazine which you will receive in January. See the Election 2020 page for more information.
What do we do?
We support manufactured-home owners
GSMOL enhances the quality of life for all manufactured-home owners and for residents of manufactured-home communities throughout California. We champion the property rights of homeowners, and deliver value through advocacy, information and service. GSMOL lobbies for just and fair protection under the law for manufactured-home owners so they may experience the quiet, peaceful enjoyment of their community.
How do we do it?
Legislation – We work with the state legislature to pass bills that protect manufactured-home owners and to defeat harmful legislation; and we help homeowners work with their local governments to create and defend ordinances relating to manufactured homes.
Education – Through our magazine The Californian, our email list bulletins, Facebook, this website, local events such as Regional Conferences, and the work of our volunteer leaders, we help homeowners understand the laws that govern manufactured-home living, so that they will be less likely to be taken advantage of.
Litigation – We have a long history of supporting homeowners in important legal cases and assisting local jurisdictions faced with Court challenges to their Zoning and Rent Stabilization Ordinances. The landmark case Yee v. City of Escondido, decided by the U.S. Supreme Court in 1992, is just one example of many successful joint efforts.
Organization – We coordinate our members to form GSMOL Chapters in their parks, to work together with neighbor parks and local coalitions to benefit their communities, and to support the state bills that we sponsor.
Why do we need you?
We could not have accomplished all we have without the help of our members. The MRL (Mobilehome Residency Laws) would not exist, some city and county ordinances protecting manufactured-home owners would not have been adopted, and some manufactured-home- friendly state and local legislators and public officials might not have been elected.
We have much work to do. Those who would like to take away our rights and the value of our homes have deeper pockets and greater power, but there are more of us, if we work together!
Your membership gives us strength in numbers, and supports most of the work that is outlined above. Your connection to other members in your park and community will help to accomplish both our goals and yours! You can join online, or contact your nearest GSMOL leader, or call the Home Office at 800-888-1727.