October 24, 2021

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OC Mobile Property Park Seniors Gain Rent Reduction After Two Years of Activism

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Rancho La Paz senior cellular residence residents now have a state regulation to defend them versus lease spikes during the park — which straddles Anaheim and Fullerton — soon after extra than two a long time of activism on the situation.  

Park resident Lupe Ramirez spearheaded the fight, which commenced in early 2019, to get Anaheim and Fullerton city councils to enact a lease control ordinance. She and other seniors from Rancho La Paz turned regulars at metropolis council meetings in Anaheim and Fullerton throughout most of 2019 and early 2020 — till the pandemic hit.

[Read: Anaheim and Fullerton Consider Options for Potential Rent Caps at Mobile Home Parks]

Whilst the political will for hire management wasn’t there, respective metropolis council associates handed rental subsidies for the residents.

Ramirez and other park residents then took the struggle up the legislative chain to Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva (D-Fullerton) who crafted a hire regulate monthly bill, which Gov. Gavin Newsom signed into regulation late last thirty day period.

“We labored incredibly closely with Lupe Ramirez and their advocates,” Quirk-Silva said in a Thursday cellular phone job interview. 

Ramirez reported she and the rest of the park people felt relieved when Newsom signed the invoice.

“It felt like a ton of bricks was lifted off my shoulders,” Ramirez reported in a Thursday cellphone interview. 

She claimed the stresses of rent spikes — coupled with concerns during the pandemic — took a toll on the cell residence citizens. 

“We’re seeing people just die from offering up,” Ramirez explained. “Over the pandemic there were like 24 individuals that died. And 19 of them we know — for guaranteed — began getting worse from the strain.” 

The law mandates “management shall not, about the training course of any 12-thirty day period period of time, improve the gross rental rate for a tenancy in a capable cell household park far more than 3 per cent furthermore the percentage transform in the charge of dwelling, or 5 %, whichever is reduce, of the lowest gross rental amount charged for a tenancy at any time through the 12 months prior to the powerful day of the boost.”

Quirk-Silva said quite several metropolitan areas have been inclined to difficulty rent command ordinances.

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