Owners of manufactured home parks in Oregon face increased pressure to redevelop their land to different more lucrative uses. Between 1997 and 2008, sixty-five (65) manufactured home parks closed in Oregon. This resulted in a loss of 2,629 individual spaces.
The Oregon Legislature passed legislation in 2007 that provided protections for manufactured home owners. This was primarily in the event that their park was being redeveloped to another use.
Landlords are now required to provide tenants with 365 days notice. Additionally, pay tenants $6,000, $8,000 or $10,000, depending on the size of their homes. Tenants may also be eligible for a tax credit of $5,000.
The Manufactured and Marina Communities Resource Center works closely with park tenants that are closing. We meet with the tenants to explain the laws around park closure, providing counseling and service referrals to meet the tenant's relocation needs.
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The following communities have ordinances that regulate park closures:
- Forest Grove
- Oregon City
- Clackamas County
Homeowners living within these jurisdictions should contact their city or county. You can get the full details of the ordinances that applies to you.