Sacramento – Register Your Mobilehome California, a new state program that provides waivers for past-due registration fees and taxes for mobilehomes and manufactured homes, has saved homeowners more than $500,000 in its first year of operation.
Besides the savings in fees and taxes, homeowners who have taken advantage of the program will also see additional benefits. They are now properly positioned to legally sell or transfer their property, apply for fire and flood insurance, and receive financial assistance and rebates from utility providers.
The program, administered by the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) allows people who acquired a mobilehome or manufactured home, but didn’t get the proper registration, to correct the issue and not have to pay back taxes and fees.
“Mobilehomes and manufactured homes are often a more affordable option for many lower-income Californians, especially seniors on fixed incomes,” said HCD Director Ben Metcalf. “Register Your Mobilehome California gives them the opportunity to avoid paying hundreds or even thousands of dollars in state and local taxes, fees, and penalties, giving them a more secure situation.”