RENT CONTROL Diminishes Affordable Housing Stocks
Measure V only regulates rent increases on the mobilehome space; it does not limit the resale price of the mobilehome.
To ensure affordability, almost all government affordable housing programs require both the rent and resale prices to be capped.
Rent Control will artificially inflate mobilehome resale prices due to the low space rent. With less availability and higher resale prices, Measure V will result in less affordable housing options.
Rent Control disincentives park owners to expand or build new mobilehome parks. Mobilehome parks are currently a key provider of affordable housing in Humboldt County.
A Majority of Mobilehome Parks in Humboldt County Are Family Owned
Measure V will threaten the viability of many mobilehome parks throughout the county because of the financial strain and government bureaucracy it puts on owners.
What will happen to mobilehome park residents - especially low income families and seniors - if Measure V forces parks to go out of business or convert to other uses?
The below video by the WMA.org helps explain the impacts on affordable housing.