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Yacht Harbor Manor – June 13

Yacht Harbor Manor will host our upcoming Community Meeting on Saturday, June 13.                 The meeting will begin at 10:00 in the Clubhouse. The address is 1190 7th Avenue, near the corner of 7th and Brommer.


Valuable Information Shared at “Grange Gathering”

Folks who attended our March 14 event at the Live Oak Grange walked away with lots of good information related to manufactured home living. Supervisor Zach Friend stopped by to meet homeowners and learn more about our issues. Directing Attorney for Senior Citizens Legal Services,Creighton Mendivil, spoke briefly and fielded questions. DaveReid, aide to Supervisor John Leopold, also spoke. He talked about affordable housing and how manufactured homes represent a significant portion of that housing. He noted that there are over 5800 spaces for homes in parks throughout the county. Attorney David Loop talked about the MRL (Mobilehome Residency Law). Attendees learned how to use the Homeowners Exemption to save up to$70 in property taxes each year. There was also lots of information available, such as the Senior Services Network 2015 Handbook and the booklet for manufactured home buyers put out by Senator Bill Monnings office. Five people were lucky enough to have their names drawn, and take home a large print edition of the 2015 MRL. Overall, it was a valuable, worthwhile event!


Meeting/Information-Sharing Event at Live Oak Grange – March 14th

                        Live Oak Grange           Saturday March 14          10:00 – 12:00
The Santa Cruz County Manufactured/Mobile Homeowners Association is holding its annualGrange Gathering meeting/event. District 2 Supervisor, Zach Friend, will stop by to meet county homeowners from 10:00 – 10:30. The SCCMMHA Community Meeting will begin at 10:30, followed by information sharing at various tables throughout the hall. There will be information on the MRL (the Mobilehome Residency Law), rent control, Senior Legal Services, GSMOL, and more.Learn how you can save up to $70/year on your property tax. Please mark your calendar, and join your fellow manufactured homeowners in learning more about this valuable source of affordable housing in Santa Cruz County. For more information, call John at 831-476-7066.


March 14 Community Meeting and Annual “Grange Gathering”

Please mark your calendars and plan to attend our March 14 Community Meeting and annual “Grange Gathering.” Meeting begins at 10:00 followed by a social hour where you can enjoy snacks, talk with knowledgeable manufactured homeowners, and visit tables disseminating information that will hopefully be helpful to you. More information will be posted soon. Save the date!


New Site for January 10 Community Meeting

Our next Community Meeting will be held at Shoreline Mobile Estates in the Main Clubhouse on Merrill St. (between 14th and 17th Avenues) at 10:00.GSMOL Zone VP, Craig Hull will be attending and presiding over the reactivation of several GSMOL chapters. Please join us.


Cancelled: December 13 Community Meeting

The Community Meeting scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 13 at the Capitola City Council Chambers has been cancelled. A new date, Saturday, January 10, has been set, but the location has not been finalized. This information will be posted asap.


Visit by GSMOL President, Jean Crowder

On September 20 GSMOL (Golden State Manufactured Home-Owners League) President, Jean Crowder, visited Santa Cruz. She attended SCCMMHA’s Community Meeting and then was welcomed with a luncheon hosted by SCCMMHA at Shoreline Estates. Jean spoke at both events and happily answered questions. She talked about the need to grow the membership in GSMOL so it can help meet the needs of manufactured homeowners throughout the state. Jean is committed to keeping GSMOL viable. It is our HOA (Home-Owners Association) at the state level. It employs a lobbyist in Sacramento to represent our interests and help protect the investment we have in our homes. She reminded us that GSMOL is a grassroots, volunteer organization. Volunteer Jean lives in the Central Valley and still works part-time. If you’re not a GSMOL member, consider becoming one. Membership costs less than a dime a day, in fact it’s a mere 7 cents per day. You can find a link to the GSMOL website by clicking the “Useful Resources” button on this page.


Ruling paves the way for Buena Vista’s closure. Administrative judge sides with owner of Palo Alto’s only mobile-home park.

This is the link to the article in Palo Alto Online (Palo Alto Weekly).


Upcoming Community Meeting: Saturday, September 20, 10:00 at Capitola City Council Chamber. Join us!

Jean Crowder, President of GSMOL will be “meeting and greeting” folks who attend this important meeting on Saturday, September 20 at 10:00 in the Capitola City Council Chambers. There is a city “pay” parking lot behind the Council Chambers.


GSMOL Roadshow a Success

More than 100 people showed up for the March 22 Roadshow. Those attending agreed that there was a lot to be learned at the event. GSMOL Corporate Counsel, Bruce Stanton headed the presentations, talking about California Mobilehome Residency Law (MRL) and answering attendees questions. He was followed by Carl Eric Leivo PH.D., author of MHP Living: Successful Living in California Manufactured Home Parks who replaced attorney, Henry Heater on the program.  David Loop, GSMOL VP for ROP (Resident Owned Parks) concluded the presentations talking about how park residents can prepare themselves  to purchase their park, should the opportunity present itself. A special guest, Ishbel Dickens, representing the National Manufactured Home Owners Association, spoke briefly about what the NMHOA is doing to support park residents nationwide (website: District One Supervisor, John Leopold attended the event and presented SCCMMHA  with a Proclamation from the County Board of Supervisors recognizing its “efforts to inform and advocate for mobile and manufactured home residents.” SCCMMHA would like to thank GSMOL for sponsoring such a great event!