RIDGECREST - On April 25, 2019, the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) suspended the annual permit to operate the Green Acres Estates mobile home park in Ridgecrest. The suspension was the result of issues discovered by a state inspector who visited the mobile home park to ensure compliance with state laws.
“Few people are aware of the work that HCD inspectors perform in this state and why,” said Marcus Nenn, president of the Association of Deputy Commissioners. “Inspectors and HCD have an active focus on mobile home park safety and accountability which result in improvements for tenants throughout California.”
State inspectors are the safety net for tenants who rent mobile homes. They make sure the parks are meeting state standards that lead to the safety of those living there. Violations can lead to a suspended permit to operate which means park owners or managers cannot collect rent. They cannot operate until noted violations have been corrected.
“HCD inspectors draw on a wide range of construction experience and building codes knowledge at every mobile home park inspection,” said Nenn. “Their work is critical to the safety of park residents as code violations related to park electrical, gas systems, and fire and life monitors, can lead to catastrophic injuries and parks being forced to shut down. Inspector Robert Martinez's keen eye and thorough work at the Green Acres park exemplifies the public safety role that so many unheralded CSLEA professionals complete every day.”
Inspector Martinez is a member of the Association of Deputy Commissioners (ADC) and the California Statewide Law Enforcement Association (CSLEA).
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