Sen. Rubio’s Bill Improving the Health and Safety of Mobilehome Park Residents Passes CA Legislature
SACRAMENTO, CA – In a unanimous and bipartisan vote today, the California State Legislature has passed a bill by Senator Susan Rubio (D-Baldwin Park) that will help improve the health and safety of mobilehome park residents by clarifying the authority for code enforcement inspections in mobilehome parks.
Senate Bill 1307 will help educate local governments about an existing process in state law that allows them to assume responsibility for conducting inspections and enforcing health and safety laws at mobilehome parks located within their jurisdiction. The bill requires the California Department of Housing and Community Development to increase awareness of this process by posting a clear and prominent explanation on its website in multiple languages and sending annual notices to local governments.
“I have met with many mobilehome park residents who have had their homes and lives destroyed because of safety code violations that went unaddressed for years,” said Senator Rubio. “Long gaps between inspection visits at mobilehome parks are unacceptable and can have fatal consequences. This bill will help save lives.”
Since joining the State Senate, Sen. Rubio has prioritized addressing the state’s affordable housing shortage and homelessness crisis. A member of the Senate Housing Production Working Group, she has authored several affordable housing bills over the past two years. In 2022, Sen. Rubio authored Senate Bill 914: the Homeless Equity for Left Behind Populations (HELP) Act, and Senate Resolution 61 declaring the month of March 2022 as Unaccompanied Women Experiencing Homelessness Awareness Month in California. In 2019, Sen. Rubio authored SB 751 to create the San Gabriel Valley Regional Housing Trust for local communities to collaborate regionally and support affordable housing projects and homeless shelter programs.
Senator Susan Rubio represents Senate District 22. For more information, visit https://sd22.senate.ca.gov/
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