Technical assistance to tenants’ associations, manufactured dwelling park nonprofit cooperatives, tenants’ association supported nonprofit organizations and housing authorities and to help tenants in activities related to the purchase or preservation of a mobile home park or a manufactured dwelling park by a tenants’ association, a manufactured dwelling park nonprofit cooperative, a tenants’ association supported nonprofit organization, a housing authority or a corporate entity legally capable of purchasing real property that is formed by or associated with tenants pursuant to ORS 90.844 (Procedures for purchase of facility by tenants).
By rule, loans for initial costs for purchasing a mobile home park or manufactured dwelling park or the development of infrastructure for a newly purchased park that the department determines has a significant percentage of tenants who are individuals of lower income or who have been displaced by the recent closure of an existing park. Loans provided under this section may be made only if the department is of the opinion that the purchase is economically feasible and only to:
A tenants’ association, a manufactured dwelling park nonprofit cooperative, a tenants’ association supported nonprofit organization or a housing authority; or
A corporate entity legally capable of purchasing real property that is formed by or associated with tenants pursuant to ORS 90.844 (Procedures for purchase of facility by tenants) and that includes more than 50 percent of the tenants residing in the park. [1989 c.919 §2; 1999 c.222 §3; 2007 c.607 §14; 2014 c.89 §15; 2019 c.595 §16]Note: Sections 10 to 13, chapter 595, Oregon Laws 2019, provide:Sec. 10. (1) The Housing and Community Services Department shall provide one or more grants to a nonprofit organization for the purposes of developing or improving infrastructure for a manufactured dwelling park.
A nonprofit organization eligible for grants under this section must:
Have experience in manufactured dwelling park development and redevelopment; and
Own or have made plans to purchase or develop a manufactured dwelling park in Springfield, Oregon.
A nonprofit organization receiving grants under this section shall enter into an agreement with the department and a local housing authority that requires the nonprofit to:
Ensure that the manufactured dwelling park primarily supports residents who are low income or who have been displaced by the recent closure of an existing park;
Provide a report to the department on or before November 15, 2020, that includes:
The nonprofit organization’s accounting and use of grant moneys under this section;
Identification of other moneys or other assistance that the nonprofit organization was able to obtain or plans to obtain to support the acquisition and development of the park or to acquire manufactured dwellings made available for rent or purchase by the nonprofit organization in the park;
Identification of other moneys or other assistance that the nonprofit organization obtained, or assisted the residents of the park in obtaining, that provided direct support to the park’s low income and displaced residents, including outreach and counseling, and acquisition, rehabilitation, transportation or demolition of manufactured dwellings;
Outreach, counseling and other resources that the nonprofit has provided or plans to provide to the park’s low income and displaced residents; and
Lessons learned and any best practices identified by the nonprofit regarding subparagraphs (A) to (D) of this paragraph; and
Meet any other requirements that the department may establish. [2019 c.595 §10]Sec. 11. In addition to the funds appropriated by section 18 (3) of this 2019 Act, notwithstanding ORS 456.579 (Manufactured Dwelling Parks Account) (1) and 456.581 (Uses of Manufactured Dwelling Parks Account), the Housing and Community Services Department may use moneys available in the Manufactured Dwelling Parks Account established under ORS 458.579 to fund grants under section 10 of this 2019 Act. [2019 c.595 §11]Sec. 12. No later than December 15, 2020, the Housing and Community Services Department shall provide a report to the Legislative Assembly or an appropriate committee of the Legislative Assembly in the manner provided under ORS 192.245 (Form of report to legislature) on the use of grant moneys under section 10 of this 2019 Act, including the information reported by the nonprofit organization that received grant moneys under section 10 (3)(b) of this 2019 Act. [2019 c.595 §12]Sec. 13. Sections 10, 11 and 12 of this 2019 Act are repealed on June 30, 2023. [2019 c.595 §13]