Sunnyvale Mobile Home Park Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)
The MOU project began in Jan. 2021 as part of the 2020 Housing Strategy. Council adopted the MOU in July 2021. The MOU only covers residents once they sign the City prepared Lease Addendum.
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Join the MOU Compliance Committee (MCC)
As part of the new MOU, the City Council approved the creation of a new oversight committee. The MCC will be made up of mobile home park residents who own their mobile home and mobile home park owners. This committee will ensure the successful and fair implementation of the MOU.
We are accepting applications to apply for a seat at the MCC. The committee will allow one mobile home resident per park to serve on the committee for a term of five years.
Who: Mobile Home Owner-Residents at Casa de Amigos, Fair Oaks, Fox Hollow, Rancho La Mesa and Willow Ranch
Application Deadline: Open until filled
Email us or call 408-730-7250.
About the MOU
What is a Mobile Home MOU?
The Sunnyvale MOU established a new agreement for how Park Owners must implement various mobile home regulations for the next twenty years. Our MOU will help keep mobile homes as a more affordable housing option in Sunnyvale and serves as an alternative to a rent stabilization ordinance.
The Sunnyvale MOU established a new agreement for how park owners must regulate:
- Annual rent increases maximum percentages
- Rent increases upon sale of the mobile home
- Costs transferred from owner to resident (such as construction of new amenity)
- How to support residents with financial hardships
Read the Mobile Home Park Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)
When does the MOU Take Effect?
Park residents had 60 days to sign a new Lease Addendum from Nov. 1, 2021. Once you sign the MOU Lease Addendum you are covered by the new MOU. If not signed now the MOU terms will take effect at the end of your existing lease.
About Mobile Home Parks
Who Regulates Mobile Home Parks?
Mobile home parks are primarily regulated by the State of California Department of Housing and Community Development. The City does provide safety-related services. These include fire and police protection within Sunnyvale mobile home parks. We also have mobile-home park related land-use policies and zoning codes. These pertain to major changes to existing parks and new developments.
Read the California Mobile Home Residency Law
Does the City Protect Mobile Home Parks from Redevelopment?
The City has adopted a Mobile Home Park Conversion Ordinance (Chapter 19.72 of the Municipal Code) to regulate mobile home park closures or conversions to other uses.
The City's General Plan and Zoning Ordinance include Mobile Home Exclusive zones. In general, land within this zone can only be developed as a mobile home park. This means conversion of parks within these zones would require the land to be rezoned or require a General Plan amendment, both of which require City Council approval.