Advocating for Manufactured and Floating Home Owners
The Manufactured Housing Landlord/Tenant Coalition has existed since 1997, and has since its inception negotiated and gotten adopted a bill amending MH L/T law in every long legislative session since then. That’s 12 consecutive legislative sessions. The secrets to our success are our thorough, detailed work, and our collaborative, consensus-building style.
The Oregon legislature likes collaboration among normally competing groups over complex and contentious issues. The coalition was created in 1997, when the two sides – MH park landlords versus MH park residents – testified on opposite sides on a complex bill before the 1997 legislature. The committee chair, then State Senator Bill Kennemer, told the groups to go away and not come back until they had worked out an agreement. We did that, and have been doing so ever since.
Our successes have included probably half of the statutes applicable to MH parks, and many applicable to marina tenancies, too. However, in 2019, our SB586 passed which brought marina tenants further up to the level of protections that park tenants enjoy.
In this meeting, park and marina landlord and tenants discuss issues for possible legislative solutions. There is a negotiation on both sides.
There is limited seating, so plan to come early if you require a seat, or feel free to toss a camp or folding chair into your vehicle in case it is needed for you.
For more information about the Coalition, click here.