The map above shows manufactured/mobile home communities registered with the Department of Revenue. The blue houses represent registered communities. The “X” dots represent communities that have closed in the last 5 years. Click on any dot to see more details. Click the arrow icon in the upper left corner to view and select map layers. To view a layer of Washington’s legislative districts instead of the default outline of counties, click the box to the left of “counties” and click the box, “legislative districts.”

If you own your manufactured or mobile home and live in a community that’s closing in Washington State, you may be eligible for relocation assistance. Manufactured and mobile home relocation assistance is provided to eligible low-income households on a first-come, first-served basis, with priority given to tenants in parks closed due to health and safety concerns or park-owner fraud.

The Manufactured/Mobile Home Relocation Assistance Program (“Relocation Assistance Program”) provides financial assistance to eligible tenants for allowable costs up to $7,500 for a single-section or up to $12,000 for a multi-section home.

Si desea una aplicación u otras formas en español, por favor envíe un correo electrónico a omh@commerce.wa.gov o dejar un mensaje en 800-964-0852 o (360) 725-2971 . Podemos devolver su llamada con un intérprete telefónico.

If you have questions or need the application in a language other than English, please contact us at omh@commerce.wa.gov, toll free at 800-964-0852, or (360) 725-2971.

If English is not your primary language, we will call you back with the help of a telephone interpreter in the language you are most comfortable with.

Frequently Asked Questions about Relocation Assistance

Request information and an application from the Office of Manufactured/Mobile Home Relocation Assistance at omh@commerce.wa.gov, toll free at 800-964-0852, or 360-725-2971.

If English is not your primary language, we will call you back with the help of a telephone interpreter in the language you are most comfortable with.

Tenants who owned and lived in their home at the time the closure notice was issued, and meet income guidelines (less than 80% of the Area Median Income (AMI) for the county their home is located), are eligible for  assistance. Tenants who live in a community closed for health and safety issues or community owner fraud are assisted first. All other assistance is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Owners of recreational vehicles (RVs) and park models as defined in RCW 59.20.030 are not eligible for relocation assistance

The Manufactured/Mobile Home Park Relocation Fund receives monthly deposits from a fee collected when a home is purchased in a manufactured/mobile home community. (RCW 59.21.050)

The fund receives money every month from manufactured home transaction fees. The amount of money in the fund depends on the number of communities closing and is available on a first come, first serve basis as long as money is available.

Owners of single-section homes are eligible for up to $7,500 in assistance. Owners of single-section homes with additional built living space or multi-section homes are eligible for up to $12,000. If you own a single-section with additional built living space or a multi-section, you must submit photos of the living space before you relocate.

Relocation assistance may be a mix of cash assistance and reimbursement for relocation-related costs up to the relocation assistance limits. An eligible tenant may receive up to 40% of their assistance limit in cash to find other housing if they make a plan for their home to be removed from the community by a contractor or through the assignment process. The program will reimburse the remaining amount of assistance when we receive receipts and payment confirmation for relocation-related costs.

The assignment process means someone pays to remove your home from the park for you. This person is reimbursed for those costs from the maximum amount of assistance you are eligible for. For more information you can read the Sample Assignment of Relocation Assistance Reimbursement.

You can use your cash assistance to find another place to live, for example, rent an apartment or a house; down-payment on a house, etc. You can also use your assistance for a U-Haul, packing supplies, temporary storage, etc. Contact the program if you have questions.

The program will reimburse relocation-related costs. This includes removing your home and reinstalling it in another location or removing your home by demolition and disposal and finding another home. Contact the program if you have questions.

The program will not reimburse for homeowner labor or costs not related to relocation. If you chose to remove your home and reinstall it in another location, the program cannot reimburse for the cost to move separate buildings, landscaping, purchase of tools, property taxes, and renovations or upgrades not required for relocation.

We can’t estimate how long the assistance process will take because it depends on the money available in the fund and the number of eligible tenants applying.

1) Contact other homeowners you know and trust who were satisfied with the transporter they hired.

2) Check under “Manufactured-Mobile Homes-Transport” in your telephone directory or the internet.

 

IMPORTANT: If your transporter is installing your home, check with the Department of Labor and Industries to make sure your transporter is a certified installer. Call toll free at 800-647-0982 or www.lni.wa.gov/TradesLicensing/FAS.

RCW 59.21.105 requires cities and counties to waive fire, safety, or construction codes if the codes will be used only because a home must relocate due to closure or conversion. But, there may be other reasons for a city or county to apply their codes. Please contact the building code office in the city or county you wish to relocate before making plans to move your home. You may also wish to speak to an attorney.

Resources for Residents of Closing Parks

Association of Manufactured Home Owners (AMHO) – AMHO is a resource for manufactured/mobile homeowners living in manufactured/mobile home communities.

Community Action Program Locations – Community Action Programs provide services to individuals and families in their communities.

Legal Counsel for Youth and Children (LCYC) – LCYC’s Youth Homelessness Program helps children with legal matters related to homelessness.

Manufactured/Mobile Home Landlord-Tenant Act (59.20 RCW) – The Landlord-Tenant Act provides legal protection for residents of mobile and manufactured homes.

Manufactured Housing Dispute Resolution Program (MHDRP) – This program provides a dispute-resolution service for landlords and manufactured/mobile home tenants.

Mobile Home Owners of America (MHOA) – MHOA provides information about the Landlord-Tenant Act and available local pro-bono attorneys.

Northwest Justice Project “Get Legal Help” – Northwest Justice Project may provide legal help or advice for residents of closing parks.

Tenants Union of Washington State – The Tenants Union serves as an advocate for tenants, provides tenants’ rights counseling and Walk-In Clinics.

Washington 2-1-1 Resource line and website – Social service information and referrals.

YouthCare – YouthCare provides education, homeless prevention, employment help, shelter and housing for youth in Seattle. They also provide services to young people who have experienced trauma.

Asian Counseling and Referral Service (ACRS) – ACRS empowers Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders, and other underserved immigrant and refugee communities by providing multilingual and multicultural services.

Lutheran Community Services Northwest – Lutheran Community Services helps WA residents, families, and immigrants with various services, including language services, community referrals, and connections to basic needs like food, housing, and employment.

National Immigration Legal Services Directory – The Immigration Advocates Network allows users to search for immigration legal services by zip code or detention facility. The directory includes nonprofits that provide free or low-cost services.

Refugee and Immigrant Services Northwest – Refugee and Immigrant Services provides case management, information and referral to resources, employment assistance, naturalization services, translation services, and low-income housing.

Chinese Information and Service Center (CISC) (Seattle) – CISC provides cultural resources by providing information, referrals, social, and support services. They provide ESL and naturalization classes, family and youth services, domestic violence and crime victim services, and a technology center.

El Centro de la Raza (Seattle) – El Centro de la Raza advocates, educates, and organizes on behalf of the Latino community. They help minority populations experiencing homelessness.

Horn of Africa Services (HOAS) (Seattle) – HOAS provides multi-lingual and multicultural assistance to East African immigrants and refugees through education, referrals, and support.

Kitsap Immigrant Assistance Center (KIAC) (Kitsap County) – KIAC provides legal immigration and language services, and hosts family events. At these events, items are provided to persons in need and medical clinics are available.

Korean Women’s Association of Washington (KWA) (Western WA) – KWA provides outreach and services to the Korean community in Western WA.

Tacoma Community House (South Puget Sound) – Tacoma Community House provides education and tutoring, employment help, immigration and citizenship assistance, and crime-victim advocacy.

West African Community Council (WACC) (Seattle) – WACC provides an early learning program for families of all backgrounds and cultures, provides legal immigration services, advocates for fair employment and job-hunting assistance.

Aptfinder.org – Affordable housing database.

Association of Washington Housing Authorities (AWHA) – AWHA provides a list of local housing authorities.

Housing and Urban Development (HUD) 80% Area Median Income (AMI) – Relocation Assistance applicants must have a household income less than 80% AMI for the county their home is located.

Washington State Department of Labor and Industries/Manufactured Home & Other Mobile Structures – Labor and Industries has information about moving and installing homes.

If you are aware of additional resources that may be helpful to add to this list, please contact us at omh@commerce.wa.gov, toll-free at 1-800-964-0852, or 360-725-2971. 

Closure Notice to Tenants Template

The Closure Notice to Tenants Template (“Notice”) must be used by landlords who are closing or converting their manufactured/mobile home community as of July 28, 2019. Please see Chapter 342, Laws of 2019 (ESHB 1582) and RCW 59.20.080 for exemptions to this requirement. Read more about Notice requirements according to RCW 59.21.030

Closure Notice to Tenants Template (English) (PDF)

The Notice is also available in the following languages:

MODELO DE NOTIFICACIÓN DE CIERRE PARA LOS ARRENDATARIOS (Spanish) (PDF)

ШАБЛОН УВЕДОМЛЕНИЯ О ЗАКРЫТИИ ДЛЯ АРЕНДАТОРОВ (Russian) (PDF)

MẪU THÔNG BÁO ĐÓNG CỬA DÀNH CHO NGƯỜI THUÊ (Vietnamese) (PDF)

ШАБЛОН СПОВІЩЕННЯ ОРЕНДАРІВ ПРО ЗАКРИТТЯ (Ukrainian) (PDF)

OGEYSIINTA XIRITAANKA EE JADWALKA KIREYSTAYAASHA (Somali) (PDF)

임차인 수신 폐쇄 통보 템플레이트 (Korean) (PDF)

TEMPLATE NG ABISO NG PAGSASARA PARA SA MGA TENANT (Filipino) (PDF)

نموذج إشعار إغلاق للمستأجرين (Arabic) (PDF)

ਕਿਰਾਏਦਾਰ ਨਮੂਨਾ ਕਿਰਾਏ ਦੀ ਜਗਾਹ ਛੱਡਣ ਦਾ ਨੋਟਿਸ (Punjabi) (PDF)

KOJELLA KIN KILŌK IN KEIN JERBAL EO AN ARMIJ RO REJ JOKWE (Marshallese) (PDF)

致承租人的关闭通知模板 (Chinese-Simplified) (PDF)

致租戶的結業通知模板 (Chinese-Traditional) (PDF)

The Notice is available upon request in printed form. 

Translated versions of this document are provided by a Washington State Department of Enterprise Systems’ approved vendor. 

To request the Notice in printed form or to make suggestions for improving Notice translation, please contact the Office of Manufactured/Mobile Home Relocation Assistance at omh@commerce.wa.gov, toll-free at 800-964-0852 , or 360-725-2971 . 

If English is not your primary language, we will call you back with the help of a telephone interpreter in the language you are most comfortable with.

Manufactured/Mobile Home Community Information

Are you and your neighbors interested in buying your manufactured/mobile home community?

The following organizations provide technical assistance or funding for the preservation of manufactured/mobile home communities in Washington state.

Washington State Housing Finance Commission/Manufactured Home Community Investment Fund (Web)

Northwest Cooperative Development Center/ROC Northwest (Web)

Greenfield Institute (Web)

Need help?

Automated Service Line
800-964-0852
omh@commerce.wa.gov

Mailing address
Commerce/Manufactured and Mobile Home Relocation Assistance
P.O. 42525
Olympia, WA 98504

If English is not your primary language, we will call you back with the help of a telephone interpreter in the language you are most comfortable with.