Residential Rehabilitation Program

The City of Encinitas operates a Residential Rehabilitation Program, and the intention of the program is to ensure that residents are living in decent, safe, sanitary homes.  Through federal funding sources, the program provides grants and/or low-interest, deferred, and/or forgivable loans for needed home repairs, such as building code violations, health and safety issues, essential repairs of major component systems and general improvements.

As of April 2022, the City of Encinitas is still accepting applications for the Residential Rehabilitation Program, but you will be placed on a waitlist. 

Program Application    English    Spanish
Program Brochure
Program Guidelines
Housing and Community Development (HCD) Manufactured Home Alterations Permit Guide

For more information, please contact:  (760) 943-2293 or email [email protected]

Mobilehome Residency Law (MRL)

In 1978, the state legislature enacted the MRL, Cal. Civ. Code Section 798 et seq.  The Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) oversees issues relative to the MRL and rules and regulations for mobilehome park tenants and management.  Since 1978, a number of sections have been amended and others added to the Code.

For more information, please visit their website.

Mobilehome Assistance Center

The States receive and process complaints relative to living in manufactured homes and mobile homes.  HCD provides information and other assistance to help resolve complaints generally related to park health and safety issues and unlawful sales practices.

For more information, please visit their website.

Register Your Mobilehome California

This program, administered by the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD), allows people who acquired a mobilehome or manufactured home, but didn't get the proper registration, to correct the issue and not have to pay back taxes and fees.

HCD has established the Register Your Mobilehome California website, detailing how to obtain the fee and tax waivers, who is eligible, and how homeowners can apply. The program will continue through the end of 2019, so mobilehome owners are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

For more information, visit website or call (800) 952-8356.

Mobilehome Park Resident Ownership Program (MPRROP)

MPRROP facilitates the acquisition of rehabilitation of mobilehome parks by resident organizations, nonprofit housing sponsors, and local public entities to preserve affordability for low and moderate income residents. MPRROP also helps resident organizations and nonprofit housing sponsors to assist residents with needed repairs, accessibility improvements, and replacement of resident-owned units.

For more information, please visit their website.

Mobilehome Park Conversion

Mobilehome park conversions commonly refer to the various aspects of transforming a park into a type of common interest development where residents obtain title to, or some exclusive use of, their mobilehome spaces.  Condominium, planned development, and stock cooperative are the three main types of common interest developments.

Please refer to Section 66427.5 of the State of California Government Code for state laws regulating the mobilehome park conversion process.

The following is an estimated step-by-step guideline of the conversion process.

Step 1:  Applicant hires consultant to prepare Conversion Impact Report to include a financial feasibility analysis.

Step 2:  The applicant shall obtain a survey of support of residents of the park for the proposed conversion.  The results of the survey shall be submitted to the City upon the filing of the application.

Step 3:  Applicant submits completed application forms to City including completed Conversion Impact Report, Resident Survey, and fees.

Step 4:  City staff conducts review and makes a determination on the completeness of the application. Applicant is given a comprehensive list of any additional information needed by staff.

Step 5:  Applicant shall make a copy of the final version of the Conversion Impact Report available to each resident of the park at least 15 days prior to the hearing on the map.

Step 6:  Planning Commission hearing on conversion proposal.

Step 7:  Following City approval, the applicant/subdivider may proceed through the Department of Real Estate (DRE).  Among other things, the DRE regulates the marketing and sale of subdivided property and is charged with issuing a pubic report on the subdivision.  A public report is a document which discloses to prospective purchasers significant aspect of a subdivision offering.  Before the DRE issues a public report, the applicant must meet certain standards and provide certain safeguards. Issuance of a public report must precede the offering for sale or lease of lots.

DRE Public Report Process (Flow chart provided courtesy of The Loftin Firm)

Step 8:  Applicant/Sub divider offers mobilehome lots for sale or lease.

Guide to mobilehome park conversions with an estimated step-by-step process. (Flow chart provided courtesy of The Loftin Firm)

HUD Manufactured Home Dispute Resolution Program

For more information about the HUD Manufactured Home Dispute Resolution Program, please visit the website or visit the HUD Office of Manufactured Housing Programs website.

HUD Manufactured Home Dispute Resolution Program Brochure