CALL TO ACTION: OPPOSE SB 5079, HB 1100 & HB 1083

Legislative ,
Urging all MHCW members to Electronically Sign in Opposition or Sign in to Testify Virtually in Opposition of SB 5079, HB 1100 & HB 1083

Click Here to download an informational handout about the above bills


SB 5079 – Three-Year Park Closure Notice

Most parks that are closing are being redeveloped into sites that serve many more housing units to support our communities. The legislature should encourage redevelopment of aging low-density housing to house more WA families.

If enacted as written, it would likely constitute an Unconstitutional taking – likely why the legislative has stopped this effort for many years. It unfairly discriminates against just one type of real estate and housing.

It stifles the addition of new housing to our region – when the legislature has already authorized the Department of Commerce to look at expanding opportunities.

A commercial purchaser is not going to wait 3 years. If enacted, this bill could effectively impair the appraisal value of all MHC real property instantly.

  • Where: Senate Housing & Local Government Committee
  • When: Hearing is scheduled for Thursday, January 14 at 8:00 a.m.
    • To Sign up to submit written testimony click here.
    • To Testify virtually in Opposition of click here.
    • To Provide opposition to be noted for the legislative record, click here.
  • Sponsors: Senators Das, Kuderer

HB 1100 – Forced Right of First Refusal

It unfairly discriminates against just one type of real estate and housing without any data to support this. If enacted, it would likely constitute an unconstitutional taking.

There is no clear definition of what constitutes a “bona fide offer.” This could open the door to fraud and abuse.

This bill would harm residents by creating “false alarms”; a sale does not necessarily mean a community is closing. By far, most sales occur with the new owners intending to continue as an MHC. Any legislation must be limited to when a community owner voluntarily lists their community with a broker.

Our Supreme Court has previously stated that a MH community closure “does not breach any of [the residents] legal rights or entitlements.”

  • Where: House Housing, Human Services & Veterans Committee
  • When: Hearing is scheduled for Thursday, January 14 at 1:30 p.m.
    • To Sign up to submit written testimony click here.
    • To Testify virtually in Opposition of click here.
    • To Provide opposition to be noted for the legislative record, click here.
  • Sponsors: Representatives Duerr, Kloba.

HB 1083 – Removing Relocation Assistance for Tenants' Homes

Voids Negotiated Agreement – Led by lawmakers in 2019, stakeholders negotiated this split in relocation assistance to ensure that the tenant is not left with a debt for the home, this bill voids all agreements.

Leaves Tenant with Debt for Removal/Disposal – The home is owned by the tenant and by law they are responsible for all costs in removal/disposal of the home and the previous agreement provided funds to cover tenant’s responsibility.

  • Where: House Housing, Human Services & Veterans Committee
  • When: Hearing is scheduled for Thursday, January 14 at 1:30 p.m.
    • To Sign up to submit written testimony click here.
    • To Testify virtually in Opposition of click here.
    • To Provide opposition to be noted for the legislative record, click here.
  • Sponsors: Representatives Gregerson, Peterson.