sgvtribune reports from El Monte, California in the San Gabriel Valley an initiative on the November ballot will repeal a voter-approved measure that provides a ten percent discount to qualifying seniors who live in some of the MHCs in El Monte. The measure also gives the city council authority to impose rent control. The initiative was spurred by residents at Brookside Mobile Country Club who complain of rents as high as $1,400 a month, saying some MHC owners are slumlords taking advantage of people of modest means. However, a city survey of communities shows rents in El Monte MHCs range from $489 to $557. As MHProNews has learned, community owners contend giving the city authority to impose rent control shifts the burden of subsidizing low income residents from the city to private property owners.
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