County bans mobile home park closures and conversions

Bill Silverfarb
November 18, 2015


Eight mobile home parks in unincorporated San Mateo County cannot close or make major conversions for the next 45 days as the Board of Supervisors adopted a temporary urgency ordinance Tuesday.

The ongoing housing crisis in the Bay Area has led to concern about the preservation of affordable housing in mobile home parks, according to a report by County Manager John Maltbie.

The ban on closures and conversions could extend for two years depending on later board action.

Housing attorney Daniel Saver, with Community Legal Services of East Palo Alto (CLSEPA), praised the board for being proactive.

“This is a potential threat to affordable housing and could be a displacement disaster,” Saver said Tuesday. “It’s good to address this in advance.”

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Organizations mentioned/involved: Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto (CLSEPA)
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