OUR OPPOSITION - a partial list
Western Manufactured Housing Communities Association (WMA) has represented owners of mobile home and manufactured communities since 1945 and remains the largest organization of its kind in the nation.
They fight tooth and nail and spend hundreds or thousands of dollars fighting against organizations who are working to implement rent stabilization ordinances in their city.
WMA continuously strives to help the mobile home park owner in many ways. Here are just a few:
- Discounts on services ( ie. 75% off on office supplies at Office Depot Office Max)
- Tenant screening
- Accounting services
- Park Management Training
There appears to be no stone unturned in relation to help for a Mobile Home Park owner for links and references in community operations. There is even a checklist of requirements to run the park from cleaning fire hydrants to handing out Mobile Home Residency Law (MRL) handbooks.
WMA donates large sums money to candidates in many city and state elections.
Julie Pauley, WMA Regional Representative, was placed on the HB City Council appointed Mobile Home Advisory Board in 2022.
Manufactured Housing Educational Trust Manufactured Housing Educational Trust (MHET) publicly boasts that they are a California non-profit association dedicated to promoting mobile home parks and the manufactured housing industry through the education of its members, community leaders, manufactured home owners and the public about mobile home parks and manufactured housing community issues. MHET acts as a resource to provide vision and protect property rights, and leads in the resolution of public policy issues affecting mobile home communities. It is one sided, acting on the behalf of mobile home park owners.
Between the lines, MHET really stands for Mobile Home Park owners with huge financial backing to obtain their agenda of power. Through education behind the scenes of political allies and park staff, MHET is able to “re-educate” and promote extreme property right fallacies. The Executive Director, Vickie Talley, appears and sits on many boards to promote an agenda of park assistance while in reality has a history of mobile home park conversions.
The MHET rent subsidy program has extreme limited guidelines that require a resident to own no more than $25,000 in personal property, including autos, furniture, assets, jewelry, etc. There are only a select few number of residents in each park that will be awarded a subsidy and, once given, can be taken away at any time.
Millions of dollars have been and are currently being spent to sway politicians against implementing a rent stabilization ordinance.
In 2002, MHET was a key player in revising HB City Charter 803 by blocking rent control for any renter in the city.
In 2014, MHET bragged that they were instrumental in obtaining Measure EE in Huntington Beach. When put into place, they underhandedly helped the Rancho Huntington mobile home park owner back date legal documents so that he was able to turn his park from a senior to an all family park.
MHET’s statement of preserving and maintaining the Mobile Home Community lifestyle on the surface seems benign but when one delves deeper into the history of MHET, one finds a darker more erosive mission.
Vickie Talley currently sits on the HB City Council appointed Mobile Home Advisory Board, even though she does not live in Huntington Beach. Chris Hauser, Director of MHET and co-owner of the HB Rancho del Rey Mobile Home Park, also sits on the Mobile Home Advisory Board.
The Mobile Home Advisory Board has requested numerous times from Vickie Talley to get a copy of its’ application for rent subsidies and to be given the statistics of how many residents in HB having been helped with rent subsidies but Vickie Talley refuses to comply.