NoticeRent increases at mobilehome parks in unincorporated Ventura County are governed by the Ventura County Mobile Home Park Rent Control Ordinance. The Ordinance authorizes ministerial rent increases aligned with the Social Security Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) between 2% and 8% each year. On October 13, 2022, the Social Security Administration announced that effective January 2023, the Social Security COLA is 8.7%. This is based on the increase in the Consumer Price Index (CPI-W) from the third quarter of 2021 through the third quarter of 2022. Therefore, pursuant to Section 81005 (b) of the Ordinance, a maximum rent increase of 8% will be permitted in mobile home parks subject to rent control for ministerial rent increases instituted from January 2023 to December 2023.
One rent increase per occupied space is allowed per calendar year based on the increase in the Social Security Administration’s COLA in accordance with Section 81005 (b) of the County’s Mobile Home Park Rent Control Ordinance. The date of a resident's annual rent increase would typically be the anniversary date of the previous rent increase. There is a required 90-day notification process for any rent increases under the State Mobilehome Residency Law (Section 798.30). New increases would take effect on a tenant’s lease anniversary after proper notice is given. For more information on the COLA, refer to the Social Security Administration’s website at the following link: https://www.ssa.gov/cola/.
The County of Ventura has a Mobile Home Park Rent Control ordinance originally adopted in 1983 which regulates rent increases in mobile home parks within the unincorporated areas. The ordinance is codified as Ordinance No. 4462 of the Ventura County Ordinance Code. It was adopted to protect the owners of mobile homes from unreasonable rent increases, while at the same time recognizing the need of mobile home park owners to receive a fair return on their investment and rental income sufficient to cover expenses.
The Ventura County Board of Supervisors appointed a five-member Mobile Home Park Rent Review Board (RRB). The RRB meets quarterly and is responsible for rent stabilization through the Mobile Home Park Rent Control Ordinance. Planning Division staff reviews mobile home park owners’ annual proposed rent increase applications for completeness and consistency with the adopted ordinance.
Mobile Home Park Rent Review Board Hearing at Golden Oaks Mobile Home Park, November 2016
Who Are We?
The Rent Review Board is comprised of five members appointed by the Board of Supervisors who effectuate the provisions of the Ordinance. The RRB currently includes the following members:
- Richard Francis, Chair
- Jill Martinez, Vice-Chair
- Brent Rosenbaum
- Henry Thomas Hundley
- John Brooks
The RRB meets quarterly in February, May, August, and November at 1:00 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room, which is located on the third floor in the Ventura County Government Center, Hall of Administration Building, 800 S. Victoria Avenue, Ventura, CA, 93009.
All Rent Review Board meetings are audio recorded. A copy of an audio recording of a Rent Review Board meeting may be purchased for a fee. For more information, please contact Mr. Murray at the contact information provided above.
Hearing Notices of the Mobile Home Park Rent Review Board will be posted here in advance of the public meetings. The Planning Division offers an E-mail Public Hearing Notification Service that allows interested stakeholders, applicants, and citizens to receive e-mail notification when a new Mobile Home Park Rent Review Board Hearing Agenda is posted. You may subscribe to this service by completing registration here.
- Frequently Asked Questions Brochure
- Mobile Home Park Rent Review Public Information Brochure
- Mobile Home Park Rent Control Ordinance On May 6, 2014, the Board of Supervisors approved and adopted amendments to the Mobile Home Park Rent Control Ordinance. The most current version is Ordinance No. 4462, which became effective on June 5, 2014.
- Mobile Home Park Rent Increase Applications
- Mobilehome Park and Senior Mobilehome Park Overlay Zones
Mobile Home Parks within Unincorporated Ventura County
There are a total of 25 mobile home parks located in the unincorporated Ventura County. Of these parks, 24 are regulated by the Ordinance. Only the Oak Haven Mobile Home Park, located in Supervisorial District 1, is entirely exempt from the Ventura County Rent Control Ordinance due to its date of construction having occurred after 1982 (Section 81002(b) of the Ventura County Rent Control Ordinance). Most of the mobile home parks in unincorporated Ventura County (18 of 25) are located in Supervisorial District 1. The remaining seven mobile home parks are located in Supervisorial Districts 2, 3, and 5. Supervisorial District 4 has no mobile home parks subject to the Ventura County Rent Control Ordinance.
- Map of Mobile Home Parks in Unincorporated Ventura County
- Map of Mobile Home Park located in District 1
Mobile Home Park Rent Control Program Status Reports
The Ordinance specifies that the RRB render “a tri-annual comprehensive written report to the Board of Supervisors concerning its activities, holdings, actions, results of hearings, and all other matters pertinent to this Ordinance which may be of interest to the Board of Supervisors.” (Section 81004 (e) of Ordinance No. 4462). Below is a list of historical status reports for the Ventura County Mobile Home Park Rent Control Program.
- 2017-2019 Status Report
- 2014-2016 Status Report
- 2011-2013 Status Report
- 2008-2010 Status Report
- 2005-2007 Status Report
- 2001-2003 Status Report
- 1998-2000 Status Report
- 1990-1991 Status Report
- 1989-1990 Status Report
State Mobilehome Park Residency Law
The State of California Mobilehome Residency Law contains many provisions related to park maintenance, park tenancy and other issues related to mobilehome living. Sometimes, in mobilehome parks, disputes can arise between mobilehome/manufactured homeowners and park management. To help resolve some of these disputes, California created the Mobilehome Residency Law Protection Program (MRLPP) through the Mobilehome Residency Law Protection Act of 2018, Assembly Bill 3066. The California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) has created a list of Mobilehome Residency Law Protection Program (MRLPP) frequently asked questions in English and Spanish.
Additional Housing Resources
- The Housing Rights Center (HRC) provides housing counseling and assistance with discrimination issues, tenant rights, and tenant/landlord counseling. The HRC can be reached at (800) 477-5977 or at the following link: www.housingrightscenter.org.
- California Rural Legal Assistance (CRLA) is a nonprofit legal service program created to help California's low-income individuals and communities. CRLA can be reached at (800) 337-0690 or www.crla.org.
- The County of Ventura Self-Help Legal Access Center (LAC) provides self-help resources for citizens on legal and court matters. The LAC can be reached at (805) 654-3962 or https://www.ventura.courts.ca.gov/self-help.html.
- Project Understanding provides resources for eviction protection. Project Understanding can be reached at (805) 654-1326 or www.projectunderstanding.org.