Mobilehome Park Rehabilitation and Resident Ownership Program (MPRROP)

 

Contact

(916) 263-1463

MPRROP@hcd.ca.gov

Purpose

Finance the preservation of affordable mobilehome parks by conversion to ownership or control by resident organizations, nonprofit housing sponsors, or local public agencies.

Assistance Type and Terms

Short-term conversion loans at up to three percent simple annual interest for up to three years to enable a resident organization, nonprofit sponsor, or local public agency to purchase a mobilehome park.

Long-term blanket loans at up to three percent simple annual interest for up to 40 years for long-term financing of a park purchase, or for a resident organization, nonprofit or local public agency that has purchased a park to help low-income residents finance the purchase of shares or spaces in the park or to help pay for the cost to repair low-income residents’ mobile homes.  Payments of conversion and blanket loans can be deferred or adjusted if necessary to make the purchase feasible.

Long-term individual loans at up to three percent simple annual interest to low-income residents of a mobilehome park that has been converted to ensure housing affordability when the resident buys a cooperative interest, a share, a planned unit development space, or a condominium space in the park.

Each funding cycle includes a rural set-aside of funds of at least 20 percent. For the purposes of MPRROP, “Rural Area” (Section 50199.21 of the Health and Safety Code and Sections 17058 and 23610.5 of the Revenue and Taxation Code) means “an area, which, on January 1 of any calendar year satisfies any of the following criteria:

(a) The area is eligible for financing under the Section 515 program, or successor program, of the Rural Development Administration of the United States Department of Agriculture.

(b) The area is located in a nonmetropolitan area as defined in Section 50090.

(c) The area is either (1) an incorporated city having a population of 40,000 or less as identified in the most recent Report E-1 published by the Demographic Research Unit of the Department of Finance, or (2) an unincorporated area which adjoins a city having a population of 40,000 or less, provided that the city and its adjoining unincorporated area are not located within a census tract designated as an urbanized area by the United States Census Bureau. The department shall assist in determinations of eligibility pursuant to this subdivision upon request. With respect to areas eligible under subdivision (b) and this subdivision, the committee may rely upon the recommendations made by the department. Any inconsistencies between areas eligible under subdivisions (a) and (b), and this subdivision, shall be resolved in favor of considering the area a rural area. Eligible and ineligible areas need not be established by regulation.”

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Eligible Activities

Purchase (conversion) of a mobile home park by a resident organization, nonprofit entity, or local public agency; rehabilitation or relocation of a purchased park; purchase by a low-income resident of a share or space in a converted park or to pay for the cost to repair low-income residents’ mobile homes.

Eligible Applicants

Mobile home park resident organizations, nonprofit entities, and local public agencies.  Low-income residents of converted parks apply for individual loans to the entity that has purchased the park.

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Application and Attachments

Applications are invited through issuance of Notices of Funding Availability.  Projects are evaluated, ranked, and funded according to criteria in the NOFAs.

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