Mobilehome Rent Ordinance Overview
In 1979, the San José City Council appointed a task force to address rent issues in rental housing. In July 1979, the City Council adopted a Rent Stabilization Ordinance for mobilehome parks and apartments and created the Rental Rights and Referrals Program to administer the Ordinance. In 1985, the City Council voted to separate the Rent Stabilization into two separate ordinances, one for mobilehome parks and the second for apartments. The Mobilehome Rent Ordinance, Municipal Code Chapter 17.22 and its companion Mobilehome Regulations, regulate rent increases on mobilehomes and mobilehome lots.
Please click here to view the December 2017 Mobilehome Rent Summary.
As San José City property owners go out of business and/or convert their land use, relocation
consulting services become necessary for tenants and mobilehome residents covered by the
City’s Ordinances. To address this need, on August 3, 2017, the Rent Stabilization Program
released a Request for Proposal (RFP) to seek bids from entities, both private and or non-profit,
interested in providing relocation consultant services to residents displaced by either the City’s
Ellis Act Ordinance (SJMC Chapter 17.23.1100) or the Mobilehome Conversion Ordinance
(SJMC Section 20.180.630 of Chapter 20.180).
Read the information memorandum on the RFP for relocation consultant services to learn more about the number of proposals received, the entities’ names, whether they handle
Mobilehome Park conversions and which entity was selected for the conversion of Winchester
Ranch Mobilehome Park.
The City’s Mobilehome Rent Ordinance covers spaces in which the plumbing, electrical and sewer permits were issued prior to September 7, 1979. Some mobilehome spaces may be exempted from complying with the Ordinance, including those with government subsidized rents or long term leases (over 12 months).
To determine if a property is rent-controlled, you can click here to view a map of rent-controlled properties. To see if a property is rent-controlled: