Public hearing scheduled today for Rep. April Connors’ bill to allow for more manufactured and mobile home communities

Today, Jan. 29, at 1:30 p.m., the House Housing Committee has scheduled a public hearing for a bill sponsored by Rep. April Connors that would help establish new manufactured and mobile home communities.

House Bill 2464 would amend the Growth Management Act (GMA) to allow counties to establish new manufactured and mobile home communities in areas outside of urban growth areas (UGAs).

Manufactured and mobile home communities provide a significant source of homeownership opportunities for Washington residents; however, these models are experiencing higher rents, low vacancy rates, and constrained supply.

“Washington needs more housing of every type,” said Connors, R-Kennewick. “House Bill 2464 – by encouraging more development – would lower rents and increase housing accessibility. Many residents of manufactured and mobile home communities are low-income and senior citizens. When rents go up, or these communities shut down, it can have devastating effects on these vulnerable residents. House Bill 2464 would get cut unnecessary government red tape and provide relief for those suffering from high housing costs and instability.”

The hearing will be streamed live on TVW here: tvw.org/watch/?eventID=2024011608

Members of the public can testify in person, remotely, note their position for the legislative record, submit written testimony, and/or send a comment about this bill to their legislators.

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Washington State House Republican Communications
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