Starting January 2021, the City of Sunnyvale and mobile home park owners will be working on a long-term agreement to ensure mobile homes remain an affordable housing option in Sunnyvale. The Sunnyvale Mobile Home Park Alliance (SMHPA) will be working on behalf of mobile home park residents during the agreement process.
The agreement, called a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)/Accord, will include topics such as:
- Rent increase limits
- Vacancy control
- Mediation processes and more
Mobile Home Park Residents
Community Members and Advocate Groups
- Provide feedback at periodic update meetings with the City Council. Meeting dates to be announced.
Sunnyvale Mobile Home Park Accord Timeline
November 2020 to January 2021 - City staff will seek formal stakeholder groups for negotiations, including a Resident group, Park Owner group, plus, City staff and consultant.
Dec. 8, 2020 - City Council considers budget, workplan, and consultant contract. Once approved, formal work will begin on the Accord process.
Early 2021 - The City’s consultant will lead and mediate meetings between the stakeholder groups, plus update meetings with the City Council.
June 2021 - A six-month check in with the City Council is required to discuss progress on Accord. If no progress is being made, Council may switch to Rent Stabilization Ordinance.
Summer-Fall 2021 - After all meetings and negotiations are complete, the final Accord will be prepared for City Council consideration.