Mobilehome Rent Stabilization Ordinance

Adopted Ordinance

Ordinance No. 1487 was adopted at the November 1, 2017 City Council Meeting.  The ordinance took effect December 1, 2017..

Notice of Allowable Increase

A Notice of Allowable Rent Increase was issued on February 6, 2023.  

Park owner's may increase rents by the cap of 5% after giving 90-day notice to the affected mobilehome owner and filing notice with the City Manager.  

Park Owner Registration Forms

Park owners are required to submit registration forms and rent schedules by the end of May annually.  Registration forms can be sent to Jennifer Dart at or turned in to the Community Development Department at City Hall.

Mobilehome Affordability Strategy Study

The Arcata Mobilehome Affordability Strategies Study was adopted by the City Council on April 19, 2017.

  • Appendix A - U.S. HUD 2016 HOME Program Rents (Low and High Rent Limits)
  • Appendix B - Arcata Mobilehome Park Property Report Profiles
  • Appendix C - Baar's Mobilehome Parks and Mobilehome Space Tenancies in Marina; St. John's Marina Mobilehome Report
  • Appendix D - Park Resident and Park Owner/Manager Surveys
  • Appendix E - 12-16-15 Staff Report to City Council, Discussion of Mobilehome Park Rent Control
  • Appendix F - CA Jurisdictions with Mobilehome Park Rent Stabilization Ordinances (Revised 2015)
  • Appendix G - Compilation of Stakeholder Feedback
  • Appendix H - State CDBG's and HOME's Table of 2016 Income Limits