Mobile Home Parks

mobile home parks

Mountain View is home to six mobile home parks with 1,130 mobile homes in total. Mobile homes are a vital source of affordable housing for a variety of incomes. A PDF of the locations of Mobile home Parks in Mountain View can be found here.

2020 Mobile Home Park Survey Insights

In early 2020, the City of Mountain View conducted a survey of mobile home residents. Three hundred and fifty-eight mobile home households responded to the survey representing a response rate of thirty-two percent.

mobile home park regulations

Local Law: City of Mountain View Ordinances

Mobile home Rent Stabilization Ordinance

On September 28, 2021, the City of Mountain View adopted the Mobile home Rent Stabilization Ordinance (MHRSO) that covers both mobile home owners and mobile home renters. The ordinance is effective October 28, 2021.
 
Key Elements of the MHRSO:
  • Limits rent increases to ONE (1) per 12 months, in an amount not to exceed 100% CPI, starting on September 1, 2022
  • Establishes a Base Rent, which is the rental rate, charged on March 16, 2021; for tenancies started after March 16, 2021, the Base Rent is the initial rent charged at the start of the tenancy
    • Rent levels need to be rolled back to the amount charged on March 16, 2021
  • Protects mobile home tenants with Just Cause eviction protections (mobile home owners are covered under State law)
  • Grants the Rental Housing Committee the powers and duties to implement and enforce the MHRSO
PDFs of the FAQs are available in English.

Urgency Ordinance: Eviction Protections

An urgency ordinance is in effect until October 28, 2021. The urgency ordinance protects mobile home tenants from eviction until the ordinance enacting mobile home rent stabilization is in effect. The urgency ordinance provides temporary just cause eviction protections for mobile home renters.

View the Urgency Ordinance here.

Mobile home Park Conversion Ordinance and Zoning Codes

The City of Mountain View's City Council adopted a Mobile Home Park Conversion Ordinance and zoning codes to regulate mobile home park closures and/or conversions.

state law

The State of California's Department of Housing and Community Development regulates mobile home parks via the Mobilehome Residency Law. The Law outlines a wide range of regulations for parks including:

  • Rental Agreements
  • Rules and Regulations
  • Fees and Charges
  • Utilities

The Mobilehome Residency Law is enforceable through court action.

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