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Articles of Incorporation: Oceanside Manufactured Homeowners Alliance, Inc. (Alliance) (OMHA) is a nonprofit public benefit corporation and is not organized for the private gain of any person. It is organized under the Nonprofit Public Benefit Corporation Law for public purposes.
The Alliance is organized and operated exclusively for Social Welfare purposes within the meaning of Section 501 (c)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code.
Purpose: This corporation is organized and operated exclusively for Social Welfare purposes within the meaning of 501 (c) (4) of the Internal Revenue Code.
History of OMHA: In the late 1980’s and through the 1990’s OMHA was very active and vocal on mobile home issues at both the city and state level. Rent control was established in Oceanside in 1984 (see history of Rent Control) when then council member, Melba Bishop returned from a conference with a penciled version of our current Rent Control Ordinance. With the leadership from Melba Bishop, and with the membership and volunteers from OMHA, Oceanside, CA, Code of Ordinances, “Chapter 16B–Manufactured Home Fair Practices”   became a reality. Since then, our Rent Control Ordinance has served as a guideline of other mobile home communities. With a strong rent control ordinance now in place, OMHA faded to the background for a while.
In 1996 the park owners tried to abolish rent control with an initiative on the state ballot. Park owners sent over $1,000,0000 trying to get the initiative passed. The initiative was defeated primarily by Golden State Mobile Homeowners League (please visit their website) www.GSMOL.org, who is celebrating their 50th Anniversary in 2012.
In 2003, the same park owners tried once again to increase their revenues, this time going directly to the Oceanside City Council, asking for a change in the CPI from 75% to 100%, and to add 15% when the home became vacant.
Twenty members from twelve different mobile/manufactured home communities met with Melba Bishop and Tim Sheahan (former President of GSMOL) to discuss strategies to combat this move. Among various things discussed, Tim Sheahan suggested OMHA re-activate itself, to show OMHA would fight any changes to the ordinance.
Currently: OMHA’s Board of Directors   has continued to show leadership throughout the years, allowing the Alliance to partner with mobile/manufactured home communities, and the City of Oceanside, in order to keep our Rent Control Ordinance Strong.
At the close of 2011, OHMA had over 500 paid membership donations. Through the referendum process of 2011, and to this day, these members volunteer hundreds of hours to continue the fight against vacancy de-control and any changes to our rent control ordinance, Chapter 16B.