Approximately 550 homeowners attended MHOAI day in Springfield, April 21. Legislators acknowledged our group in the House and Senate floor chambers.
- SR 474 was passed bringing with it a task force to focus on manufactured homeowner issues.
- MHOAI is again able to stop the tax bills that counties brought forward targeting our housing market that would take more money out of manufactured homeowner’s pockets.
- SB 2791 is passed amending the Mobile Home Landlord and Tenants Rights Act. Included are Landlord disclosures and responsibilities:
- 5 year rent history added to community LEASE’s.
- Defines Landlord responsibilities in the community.
- Fees imposed in addition to basic rent.
- Information regarding security deposits.
- The landlord shall not charge a transfer or selling fee as a condition of sale of the home that will remain in the community unless a service is rendered. (Entrance/ Exit Fees).
- Remedies for the publication of false or misleading information.
- Landlords must update the written disclosure once a year.
- HB 4651 State legislation MHOAI opposed was a technical bill introduced by Landlords that just for starters, would have taken away municipal power to regulate distances between homes, along with other community infrastructure safeguards that were in place. H8 4651 came with one of the most heated debates on the Senate floor that year. Getting the exact amount of votes required to move to the Governor’s desk, homeowner’s held their breath and began the work of getting approximately 2,000 letters to the Governor asking him to Veto HB 4651. The Governor did veto the bill and MHOAI was able to sign on 22 other organizations to help with our quest. During Veto Session the Landlords were unable to get the votes needed in the Senate and House, and HB 4651 did not make it through the process and the BILL “died”.