KPCC: Affordability crisis hits LA’s mobile home parks

KPCC: Affordability crisis hits LA’s mobile home parks
October 16, 2017 Peter

In response, the L.A. County Board of Supervisors will consider initial steps for regulating mobile home plot payments at their meeting Tuesday. A proposal by Supervisor Janice Hahn would instruct the county’s planning department to draft a rent control ordinance for mobile home parks that fall on unincorporated land. “Mobile home park residents are in a unique situation: They own their home but not the land underneath it, and a lot of these quote, ‘mobile’ homes are not actually that mobile,” said Supervisor Janice Hahn. ” It costs a lot of money to install it and more money to move it. So you can’t exactly just get up and move.” Hahn said keeping mobile homes affordable is key to combatting the general housing crisis L.A. currently faces. Yolanda Viermas, who lives in a mobile home in Rowland Heights with her 11-year-old son, agreed with the sentiment. Affordability is the very thing that landed her in the mobile home after a bad divorce.

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