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Assemblymember Alvarez Introduces Legislation to Protect Residents of Recreational Vehicles
San Diego, CA – Assemblymember David Alvarez (D-San Diego) recently introduced Assembly Bill 1472, which will protect vulnerable individuals who reside in recreational vehicles from rent increases and forced relocation. This bill addresses the need to strengthen the current Recreational Vehicle Park Occupancy Law.
“It is unreasonable to increase these costs at such an extremely high rate,” said Assemblymember Alvarez. “Many living in recreational vehicles are low or fixed income, are elderly, or have a language barrier and are heavily impacted by surges in rents.”
According to a report by CalMatters, more than 1,600 California households were evicted during the pandemic. However, 1,600 is “likely a significant undercount of how many renters have been forced to leave their homes.” AB 1472 shows that people may have been struggling financially and are still recovering.
“We are grateful for Assemblymember Alvarez’s leadership on this critical issue to the residents of the Mobile and RV parks of Imperial Beach,” said Imperial Beach Mayor Paloma Aguirre. “We’ve had dozens of residents come to council with major grievances concerning increasing rent costs. Many of these residents are on a fixed income and cannot afford even a slight increase in their rent and run the risk of becoming homeless. We need to do everything in our power to keep them housed, and this is the first step in securing a roof over their heads.”
The 80th Assembly District includes the communities of Barrio Logan, Logan Heights, Sherman Heights, Lincoln Acres, Bonita, Otay Mesa and San Ysidro, along with the cities of Chula Vista, National City and Imperial Beach.
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