Homeowners living in the 611 Cedar Residential Community in Port Hadlock have a number of partner organizations, which represent mobile and manufactured homeowners. Tenants as owners are encouraged to become members of any or all partner organizations in order to learn about the resources the organizations offer to residents when they become members of the associations.
We who live here at 611 Cedar are pretty independent type folks. We tend to value our freedoms as we exercise our rights. We look out for our neighbors and they look after us.
The question has come up? Do we residents here at 611 have a homeowner's association? Well, that depends on what is the definition of a homeowner's association? If the definition is a neighborhood of friendly folks, who respect each other and look out for each other, you'd have to say that the residents of 611 Cedar indeed have a homeowner's association. We are definitely homeowners. Each home is owned by at least one of the people living there. A single owner may be a retired senior or a single parent. Couples, who own homes, might be husband and wife or partners. And, families of various sizes own their own homes. No renters here. Owners at Six-Eleven are proud of owning their own homes. We work hard to take care of our lives, meet our obligations, and enjoy our time at home. We associate with one another in many ways. It might be daily. It might be monthly. We chat at the mailbox, over the hedge, and at the kitchen table. Our associations with one another happen often and are meaningful. Sometimes associating with one another are spontaneous, sometimes planned. Many homeowners belong to larger associations, which represent owners of mobile and manufactured home. Some of the associations are Manufactured Home Owners of America and Association of Manufactured Home Owners, Tenants Union of Washington State. Homeowners and park owners enter into lease agreements to define the relationships between homeowners and park owners. As part of the agreement, park owners agree to follow the law outlined in the Washington State RCW 59.20. The Mobile/Manufactured Home Landlord Tenant Act. The Duties and Responsibilities of the Park Owner, the Landlord, are spelled out as the law of the State of Washington.
We meet in small groups with neighbors who live close-by. We have common interests to discuss. Like-minded folks gather around common interests. These small groups spring up spontaneously, in response to new situations and opportunities.
Some of us residents have been living here at Six-Eleven for 20 or more years. Others of us for 10 years. And for some new residents, this may their first year. Whether we are recent or old-timers, we recognize a certain sense of community among owners, who share the streets between our homes.
Regional Mobile/Manufactured Homeowners Association
The purpose and objective that guides MHOA is for improving the quality of life for all manufactured/mobile home owners and promoting the health, safety and welfare of the owners of manufactured/mobile homes. Phone 360-373-2436
Regional Mobile/Manufactured Homeowners Association
AMHO is a statewide, independent non-profit organization representing the interests of Washington’s manufactured home owners.
AMHO Westside 425-772-5174
AMHO is a not-for-profit Washington State Corporation with an IRS status as a 501(c)(3) organization. Its stated purpose is to promote, represent, preserve and enhance the rights and interests of manufactured homeowners in the state of Washington through communication, education, negotiation and perpetuation of our communities. The major focus has been the education of elected officials and the general communities, to support the production of more affordable housing, and to strengthen the bargaining power of manufactured homeowners living in communities.
The mission of the Tenants Union (TU) is to create housing justice through empowerment-based education, outreach, leadership development, organizing, and advocacy.
TU Victory! Started by volunteers in 1977, the Tenants Union has a long history of victories for housing justice through education, organizing and advocacy. These victories were led and supported by our membership. For more information on how to become a member,
Association of Manufactured Home Owners: AMHO Westside 425-772-5174, AMHO Eastside (Spokane) 509-230-8508 — AMHO is a statewide, independent non-profit organization representing the interests of Washington’s manufactured home owners.
Manufactured Home Owners of America: 360-373-2436 — The purpose and objective that guides MHOA is for improving the quality of life for all manufactured/mobile home owners and promoting the health, safety and welfare of the owners of manufactured/mobile homes.
The Attorney General’s Office does not handle complaints about issues relating to the Residential Landlord-Tenant Act. Here is a list of resources that may assist you with residential landlord/tenant issues:
1511 Third Ave.
Seattle, WA 98101
Toll-free: 1-800-233-3247 Website
Also, contact your city or county Human Rights or Civil Rights agency.
Coordinated Legal Education Advice and Referral (CLEAR), 1-888-201-1014. CLEAR is a toll-free hotline for qualified lowincome people staffed by trained paralegals and lawyers who can answer legal questions and provide appropriate referrals.
Office of Manufactured Housing Washington State Community Trade and Economic Development P.O. Box 42525 Olympia, WA 98504-8350 1-800-964-0852 http://www.cted.wa.gov/
Department of Labor & Industries PO Box 44000 Olympia WA 98504-4000 1-360-902-5800 www.lni.wa.gov/Main/ContactInfo/Default. asp
Mobile Home Owners of America 3421 Kitsap Way #H Bremerton, WA 98337 1-360-373-2436 firstname.lastname@example.org
Mobile Home Tenants Association c/o Robert Case email@example.com
Save Our Seniors Homes (SOS Homes) c/o Kylin Parks firstname.lastname@example.org
HUD Housing and Urban Development 1-800-927-2891 Washington State Human Rights Commission Fair Housing Unit Melbourne Tower 1511 Third Ave., Suite 921 Seattle, WA 98101-1626 1-800-605-7324
Association of Manufactured Home Owners PO Box 30273 Spokane WA 99223 (509) 343-9624 (English and Spanish) PO Box 3606 Federal Way WA 98063 (425) 772-5174 (English only)
Other Laws That May Apply To Mobile Home Tenancies: The Washington State Mobile Home Landlord Tenant Act MHLTA is not the only law governing a tenancy in a mobile home park. Contract, tort, and constitutional law, as well as local county and city laws, may also apply. Federal and state laws prohibit discrimination in housing based on race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, and disability. These laws apply to mobile home parks as well as other dwellings and they contain important protections for families with children. Tenants who feel discriminated against should contact the state Human Rights Commission. NOTE: You may want to check with your local County or Municipal Human Rights commission office.
(1) Their purpose is to promote the convenience, health, safety, or welfare of the residents, protect and preserve the premises from abusive use, or make a fair distribution of services and facilities made available for the tenants generally;
(2) They are reasonably related to the purpose for which they are adopted;
(3) They apply to all tenants in a fair manner;
(4) They are not for the purpose of evading an obligation of the landlord; and
(5) They are not retaliatory or discriminatory in nature.
The 611 Residential Community is in a transition from one owner to another. The new owner purchased the park merely three months ago in June of 2018 from Robert and Rosie Bates, who developed and operated the park for forty-years.
All current leases were assigned to tenants by the previous owner (Bates) and continue in effect until their renewal dates.
Rules and Regulations proposed by the new owner are 6-pages of "do's and don'ts" to be activated in one year after the expiration of the current leases and their governing Rules and Regulations, namely one page of rules and regulations attached to the Bates leases.
Letter from owner 8/15 [copy]
Duties and Responsibilities of Park Owner –– the list of duties and responsibilities of park owner is compiled from the Washington State RCW statutes, which govern the relationship between mobile/manufactured homeowners and park owners.