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2021 House Bill 1083: Concerning relocation assistance for tenants of closed or converted manufactured/mobile home parks
Introduced by Rep. Mia Gregerson (SeaTac) (D) on January 11, 2021
Referred to the House Housing, Human Services & Veterans Committee on January 11, 2021
Substitute offered in the House on January 26, 2021
Requires the Department of Commerce to distribute financial assistance that an eligible tenant receives from the Manufactured/Mobile Home Park Relocation Fund as cash assistance to help the tenant secure alternative housing, removing the limit on cash assistance of 40 percent of total assistance disbursed.
Referred to the House Appropriations Committee on January 28, 2021
Substitute offered in the House on February 12, 2021
Provides that low-income tenants of mobile home parks that are scheduled to be closed or converted, as well as parks that are closed or converted, may receive relocation assistance. The number of days in which tenants receiving financial assistance must transfer title or secure relocation is increased from 60 to 90 days. Park owners eligible for assistance for demolition or disposal of a home previously owned by a tenant at or below 50 percent of the median family income must provide evidence to the Department of Commerce that the title transfer has been completed before receiving assistance.
Amendment offered by Rep. Michelle Caldier (Port Orchard) (R) on February 25, 2021
Increases the amount of total financial assistance that eligible tenants are entitled to receive from the fund. Provides that $12,000 for a multisection home and $8,000 for a single-section home will be disbursed as cash assistance.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on February 25, 2021
Received in the Senate on March 1, 2021
Referred to the Senate Housing & Local Government Committee on March 1, 2021
Referred to the Senate Rules Committee on March 19, 2021
Signed by Gov. Jay Inslee on April 14, 2021