Mobile Home Resources

Residential Rehabilitation Program

The City of Encinitas operates a Residential Rehabilitation Program, and the intention of the program is to ensure that residents are living in decent, safe, sanitary homes.  Through federal funding sources, the program provides grants and/or low-interest, deferred, and/or forgivable loans for needed home repairs, such as building code violations, health and safety issues, essential repairs of major component systems and general improvements.

Program Application     English     Spanish
Program Brochure
Program Guidelines
Housing and Community Development (HCD) Manufactured Home Alterations Permit Guide

For more information, please contact:  (760) 943-2293 or housing@encinitasca.us

Mobilehome Residency Law (MRL)

In 1978, the state legislature enacted the MRL, Cal. Civ. Code Section 798 et seq.  The Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) oversees issues relative to the MRL and rules and regulations for mobilehome park tenants and management.  Since 1978, a number of sections have been amended and others added to the Code.

For more information, please visit the website:  California Mobilehome Residency Law

Office of Ombudsman

The States receive and process complaints relative to living in manufactured homes and mobile homes.  HCD provides information and other assistance to help resolve complaints generally related to park health and safety issues and unlawful sales practices.

For more information, please visit the website:  Office of the Mobilehome Ombudsman

Mobilehome Park Resident Ownership Program (MPROP)

A State loan program for the purchase (conversion) of a mobilehome park by a resident organization, nonprofit entity or local public agency; rehabilitation or relocation of a purchased park; purchase by a low-income resident of a share or space in a converted park.

For more information, please visit the website:  MPROP

Mobilehome Park Conversion

Mobilehome park conversions commonly refer to the various aspects of transforming a park into a type of common interest development where residents obtain title to, or some exclusive use of, their mobilehome spaces.  Condominium, planned development, and stock cooperative are the three main types of common interest developments.

Please refer to Section 66427.5 of the State of California Government Code for state laws regulating the mobilehome park conversion process.

The following is an estimated step-by-step guideline of the conversion process.

Step 1:  Applicant hires consultant to prepare Conversion Impact Report to include a financial feasibility analysis.

Step 2:  The applicant shall obtain a survey of support of residents of the park for the proposed conversion.  The results of the survey shall be submitted to the City upon the filing of the application.

Step 3:  Applicant submits completed application forms to City including completed Conversion Impact Report, Resident Survey, and fees.

Step 4:  City staff conducts review and makes a determination on the completeness of the application. Applicant is given a comprehensive list of any additional information needed by staff.

Step 5:  Applicant shall make a copy of the final version of the Conversion Impact Report available to each resident of the park at least 15 days prior to the hearing on the map.

Step 6:  Planning Commission hearing on conversion proposal.

Step 7:  Following City approval, the applicant/subdivider may proceed through the Department of Real Estate (DRE).  Among other things, the DRE regulates the marketing and sale of subdivided property and is charged with issuing a pubic report on the subdivision.  A public report is a document which discloses to prospective purchasers significant aspect of a subdivision offering.  Before the DRE issues a public report, the applicant must meet certain standards and provide certain safeguards. Issuance of a public report must precede the offering for sale or lease of lots.

DRE Public Report Process (Flow chart provided courtesy of The Loftin Firm)

Step 8:  Applicant/Sub divider offers mobilehome lots for sale or lease.

Guide to mobilehome park conversions with an estimated step-by-step process. (Flow chart provided courtesy of The Loftin Firm)

HUD Manufactured Home Dispute Resolution Program

For more information about the HUD Manufactured Home Dispute Resolution Program, please visit the website or visit the HUD Office of Manufactured Housing Programs website.

HUD Manufactured Home Dispute Resolution Program Brochure