10/28/2021 City of Mountain View Media Release City of Mountain View
Office of the City Manager
500 Castro St., 3rd Floor
Mountain View, CA 94039

Subject :

City of Mountain View’s Rent Stabilization for Mobile Homes Ordinance Now In Effect
Contact : Lenka Wright
Chief Communications Officer

New ordinance applies to all mobile home owners and tenants

Mountain View, Calif. — As of Thursday, Oct. 28, a City of Mountain View ordinance for rent stabilization of mobile homes is now in effect. The ordinance applies to all mobile home parks in Mountain View and covers all mobile home owners as well as mobile home tenants.

When adopting the ordinance in September, the City Council also directed additional protections for mobile home owners and tenants including urgency eviction protections before the effective date of the ordinance, tenant relocation protections, and the right to return if a mobile home, after being taken off the market, is brought back to the rental market.

Learn More About the Ordinance

Key Elements of the Mobile Home Rent Stabilization Ordinance (MHRSO)

  1. The MHRSO establishes a Base Rent, which is the rental rate in place on March 16, 2021. For tenancies with an initial start date after March 16, 2021, the Base Rent is the initial rent charged at the start of the tenancy. As of the effective date of the ordinance, rent cannot exceed the Base Rent. If the existing rent on Oct. 28, 2021 is higher than the Base Rent, the rent must be rolled back to the Base Rent and any amounts paid by the tenant above the Base Rent between March 16, 2021 and the date of the rent rollback must be repaid to the tenant.
  2. The MHRSO limits rent increases to ONE (1) per 12 months, starting on Sept. 1, 2022.
  3. The MHRSO limits the reasons for which a Mobile Home Landlord can issue termination notices to Mobile Home Tenants (“Just Cause” evictions), including: failure to pay rent, breach of lease, nuisance, criminal activity or failure to give the Landlord access. Necessary repairs, owner move-in, withdrawal of the mobile home from the rental market and demolition are also just causes for eviction.
  4. The MHRSO grants the Rental Housing Committee with duties and tasks to implement and enforce the MHRSO. Members of the Rental Housing Committee are Mountain View residents, appointed by the City Council.

About the City of Mountain View
Located between the Santa Cruz Mountains and San Francisco Bay, Mountain View is a diverse community with an estimated population of 82,814. Mountain View covers just over 12 square miles, featuring over 1,000 acres of park and wildlife areas including the 750-acre wildlife and recreation area called Shoreline at Mountain View. In the heart of Silicon Valley, Mountain View is home to a vibrant downtown and headquarters to many nationally and internationally known corporations including Google, LinkedIn, Intuit and NASA Ames Research Center. For more information, visit MountainView.gov.

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