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OMHA - Oceanside, California - A Collection of the President's Messages
Collection of President Messages

Diane Hanson
These city reports list the Park's name, number of Rent Controled units, Greenbill (long term leases), then Park owned units and vacant spaces.

As you compare the two years, you will note that the Park Owned units are increasing each year. You should be aware of this. It is a growing trend. I know that in Rancho San Luis Rey the owner now has over 20 homes.

Park Registrations, 2019-2020 & Registrations 2020-2021
President's Message - January 2023

California Mobile Home Owners News

At the MHPHOA Website

Legal Help for Residents - Homeowners

President's Message - September 2020


Diane Hanson

Last May this commission instructed Barbara Hamilton to research the suspension, forfeiture and business entity of Luis Rey, LLC (Saunders Properties business entity for RSLR). Not sure that report was ever given. Sec of State records show the period of forfeiture was 10.1.2020 to 5.20.2022 (the same month/year the permit for the valve repairs was approved!). Therefore, in 2021 Saunders Properties had no right to collect a CPI increase, or rents, or to do business in Oceanside or California!!

This Commission’s Resolution 22-R0217 states: #7) charges must be in compliance with State Law. #4) No increase shall be effective until the Fire Marshal determines by certification of an independent third-party outside contractor that the isolation valves are operational, and gives a report to this commission. The 2021 Notice of Completion was given before the valves were fixed, and Luis Rey, LLC had no business entity! The 2022 Notice gave Luis Rey, LLC approval before the Fire Marshall’s report was given to this Commission.

This month the HOs were billed the 3.9% 2022 increase. Seems the city favors the PO, which is contrary to 16B and the purpose of this Commission.

Please, reimburse the RSLR homeowners for these errors, by deducting the 2021 CPI increase of 1.13% from the 2022 increase of 3.9%. Add the new 2022 increase of 2.77% to base rents ($476) in 2021.

This would simplify STAR’s accounting procedures and save Saunders the financial hardship of a one-time refund to each homeowner.

Please, be Fair to the HOs.
President's Message - July 2020

2022 CPI Rent Increases for Parks in Oceanside

Housing and Community Developement (HCD) is a state organization that inspects 5% of all the manufactured home parks in California every year. So a park may not be inspected again for a decade or more. Therefore, HCD may designate some cities to do the inspections. In 1997 Oceanside was designed to do that.

Oceanside's Code Enforcement conducts the park inspections every year during the months of February and March per HCD guidelines. These inspections have been done on the common areas - the Park Owners responsibility. In 2022 - 7 of the 17 parks did not pass inspection. Showing that park owners are not maintaining their properties.

At the July 2022 Fair Housing Commission meeting, Oceanside city staff was directed to investigate those seven parks to see if the violations had been remedied. Those parks are:

El Camino 76, Las Salina, Mission View West, Pacific Trailer Park,

Rancho Calevero, Royal Palms, Terrace Gardens

Some parks may have already done the repairs, so find out if your park has passed. If not the CPI increase should not be billed to you until all items have been remedied. The 2022 CPI Rent Increases was 3.9%. The chart below shows the amounts of new rents for all the manufactured home parks in Oceanside.

Please be an advocate in protecting your rights.

Oceanside Parks Rent, 2022

Diane Hanson - President of OMHA
President's Message - June 2020


Please take a moment to view the following Ted Talk video. This is why we are working to make sure our way of life is safe and secure. Affordable Housing

Diane Hanson, Pres. - OMHA
President's Message - May 2020 There is a video on UTube by John Oliver about mobile homes. It is done with humor and some colorful language. The message is about the dangers of buying this type of home - especially if it doesn't have rent control.

The video is linked directly to UTube and also on RSLR's website: Predatory Park Owners under "Things to Know" on the left side of the page. It is both informative and educational.

Warren Buffett (Carlyle Group) is the largest owner of Mobile Home Parks in the country. As you are aware, most of these parks were originally family owned but are now being bought by Investment Firms. The firms that recently bought Parks in Oceanside are looking for ways to go around or to eliminate Rent Control. They are buying homes in the Park and renting them out at market value. The renters are not abiding by the R&Rs, and the Park Operator doesn't enforce them. The property is neglected to save money to show a better bottom line to investors. These homes do not pay into the Rent Control Fund. That fund is dangerously low.

The Park Owner/Operator does not inspect the Homeowners house exterior/yards or most of the common areas. There are Failure to Maintain issues in the majority of Oceanside Parks. That's why over half the Parks did not pass inspection this year - 2022. The Park Owner will plead - "we didn't know the property was in such bad shape when we bought it". They will delay repairs until forced to do the work. Some will try for a NOI increase, even though the City allows a cost of living increase each year. These issues are becoming more prominent each year as more parks are being sold to Investment Firms. These Firms have attorneys on retainer. The Homeowners can't afford even one.

This is why we are so thankful to have Rent Control in Oceanside. We fought to keep it in 2010 and will do so again.

Diane Hanson
President's Message - April 2022

April 8, 2022 – Diane Hanson

On April 7, 2022 RSLR was successful in getting the Fair Practices Commission to revoke the rent increase for 2022. It was because the conditions on the 2021 Inspection were still not fixed.

This is proof that you have to be proactive. Please pass info on to your Park's members.

When I met with Olga Lugan in February she told me "Don't wait for the inspection to complain. Do it now by calling the City's Complaint Line -760.435.4500" The operator will send your complaint to the City Clerk where it will be assigned a number and forward it to the proper Department. The City Clerk will email you with the number within 10 days." You can track the case by the number.

If your issue is still not resolved, send an email/letter to the City Council, a copy to the City Attorney, and Code Enforcement. Speak at the City Council meetings. One is held every Wed. at City Hall.

16B governs the annual Health & Safety inspections of each Park in Oceanside. It states: "the rents should not be increased until all unsatisfactory conditions have been remedied."

If your issue involves inspections add the Fair Practices commission. Chairman, George McNeil -

16B, MRL and other vital information is listed on OHMA's website:

You have the information... now it is up to you.


Diane Hanson, Pres. - OMHA
President's Message - March 2022


I had been President of OMHA (Oceanside Manufactured Homeowners Alliance) for two months when I met a woman whose son lives in a Trailer Park in Oceanside. “His rent just went up – a lot in December. Is he on rent control?” she asked. I told her the Manufactured home rent increases were on July 1 of each year. Maybe her son was not on rent control? Was her son the owner of his home?

I needed clarification on this issue. So I asked Leilani Hines, Department head for Oceanside Housing and Neighborhood Services. Here’s a summary of her response. It doesn’t matter if the home is a trailer, an RV or a manufactured home. It is the relationship between the Park Owner and the Homeowner that determines who is covered by Rent Control. If the Homeowner is renting the ground beneath the home and owns his home… he qualifies for Rent Control. If the person is renting both the home and the ground they are NOT covered by Rent Control.

Therefore, it is the individual homeowner in any Park that is covered.

I’ve learned that there are some homeowners who live in Trailer Parks who are unaware of Rent Control. They were told they had to sign a lease. (NEVER to do that) Some have taken over the remainder of a 30 year lease from the Sellers!!

BEWARE! Inform your friends. Stay tuned…. I’m still investigating this issue.
President's Message - January 2022


Important - please read: 2022 - Voter Redistricting Oceanside

It’s a new year with a new Board of Directors and a new vision for OMHA.

The past two years have been a challenge both personally and professionally. So many small business have closed. Most Organizations have not met face to face for two years. It’s difficult to have meetings, recruit new members and volunteers. OMHA has lost friends and members in this crisis. We are determined to continue to serve you - the Manufactured Homeowner.

In August we went paperless. Between COVID and no newsletter it’s been difficult to communicate. We are looking into new ways to communicate: Website, Zoom, email blasts for Park Reps, Next Door, etc. We are trying to keep in touch with you. As soon we can meet face to face we will visit your Park. Please keep in touch with us by going to our website at least once a month. Reminder: When you pay your rent – go to the OMHA website --- you can help, spread the word.

Our future plans are to unite, educate and inform all the parks in Oceanside. To keep Homeowners abreast of the latest issues and how to solve them. To work with other organizations that have the same goals.

Here is your new OMHA Board:

President - Diane Hanson, former Vice President & Rancho San Luis Rey Park Rep.;

Vice President - Penny Russell, Laguna Vista Park Rep. & Membership Chair person;

Secretary - Vikki Schaffner, Laguna Vista - Past Park Rep.;

Treasurer - Barry Horton, Treasurer;

Director at Large – Donna Cooper, Mission View West Park Rep., & Web Master.
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