City Hall, First Floor
201 North Broadway
Escondido, CA 92025
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
The Mobilehome Rent Control Administration office monitors the Mobilehome Rent Control Ordinance (also known as "Proposition K") that was passed by the voters of Escondido in 1988. Under the ordinance, if a mobilehome park owner wants to increase the rent charged to an existing resident, the park owner must first obtain approval from the Mobilehome Park Rental Review Board through a public hearing process. The City Council sits as the Rent Review Board and meets as needed upon the request of a park owner for a rent increase.
Mobilehome Residency Law
In 1978, the state legislature enacted the California Mobilehome Residency Law (MRL), Cal. Civ. Code Section 798 et seq. The Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) oversees issues relative to the Mobilehome Residency Law. The MRL contains a number of detailed provisions affecting the amount of fees the park owner may charge mobilehome owners, rules and regulations for mobilehome parks management, and limitations on the contents of rental agreements.
Mobilehome Rent Control:
Mobilehome Residency Law Protection Program
The California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) is now accepting complaints from mobilehome homeowners for issues within mobilehome parks related to Mobilehome Residency Law violations through their new Mobilehome Residency Law Protection Program. The Mobilehome Residency Law Protection Program is a limited-term program that began July 1, 2020 and ends January 1, 2024 (unless the program is extended by the California Legislature). During it’s operation the Program will receive for consideration any complaints for issues within mobilehome parks related to Mobilehome Residency Law violations (California Civil Code). Common violations include illegal grounds for eviction, failure to provide proper notice of rent increases, or no written rental agreement between the park and mobilehome owner. Click on the flyer for more information or visit the Mobilehome Residency Law Protection Program webpage.