RENT CONTROL is Unnecessary in Humboldt County
Scores of individuals and families from all socioeconomic backgrounds have chosen to live in a Humboldt County mobilehome park where rents are averaging less than $435 per month.
Manufactured home prices throughout Humboldt County are much lower than conventional home prices. And most parks in the county offer financial assistance programs and/or long-term leases to assist residents.
Rental Assistance Programs
Unlike rent control programs — which are not means-tested in any way — rental assistance programs identify those mobilehome park residents truly in need and provide direct rental assistance to them.
Programs are cost-effective and call upon the entire community to share in the responsibility of caring for those among us less fortunate.
Long-term lease agreements are legally binding contracts, fully enforceable in a court of law and they can be made assumable. Multi-year leases allow mobilehome park residents to confidently manage their household finances at zero cost to them and to taxpayers.
A Humboldt County Resident Believes Rent Control Will Help. Will It?
A current resident at Humboldt Bay Mobile Estates stated that Measure V is necessary because she would be homeless from rent increases.
However, Under Measure V's Rent Control She Would Pay More
The resident's current rent at Humboldt Bay Mobile Estates is $457 and below were her most recent rent increases -
2010 - $10
2011 - $10
2012 - $10
2013 - $15
2014 - $15
2015 - $15
2016 - $15