What is AAMHO?
AAMHO is the Arizona Association of Manufactured Home and RV Owners. Formed in 1987 with the merger of two regional manufactured home owner associations, AAMHO has become a powerful and influential advocate for manufactured home and RV owners at the Federal, State and local levels.
AAMHO was influential in passage of the Landlord and Tenant Act, which spells out the rights of manufactured home owners as well as the rights and responsibilities of park owners and managers.
For the History of AAMHO click HERE.
What can AAMHO do for me?
AAMHO not only fights for your rights at the State, County and Federal levels, we’re also at your side in your park, interceding for you in conflicts with park owners and management. We not only represent you in government, we represent you whenever you have issues with your park owner/manager.
What has AAMHO done for us lately?
As of April 2016, AAMHO is working on two bills in the Arizona legislature. SB 1362 would prohibit park management from requiring tenants to put individuals on their home title. HB 2304 would spell out responsibility for landscaping on home lots in parks.
AAMHO has recently been successful in defeating two objectionable measures introduced by MHCA (the Manufactured Housing Communities of Arizona – the park owners’ association): One would have allowed park owners/management to assume a letter is delivered after 5 days, regardless of whether or not the letter was actually delivered. This could have potentially allowed a park to begin eviction proceedings against you without you even knowing about it; The other would have allowed park owners/management to declare a home abandoned after just 30 days, in effect allowing them to steal homes from people without affording them the right to due process.
AAMHO has also recently succeeded in stopping illegal management actions in a number of parks, including retaliation against a resident who filed a complaint against them.
What are the benefits of AAMHO membership?
Strength in numbers, which gives us clout when dealing with park owners and managers. We conduct mediation in conflicts with park management, and stand with you when going before an Administrative Law Judge. We also make sure park management is acting in accordance with the law in both their actions and in their park rules and regulations.
AAMHO worked for establishment of the Relocation Fund to help residents move when, among other things, their park is sold for non-residential use, re-purposed, or when their park has been designated a family park.
Where does my dues money go?
AAMHO has only two paid employees: Our Office Manager, who keeps everything coordinated and running smoothly, and; our lobbyist, who monitors the State Legislature, lobbies members of the Legislature on our behalf, and keeps us up to date on the issues. Everyone else, from the Board of Directors to the District Directors to the Associate Directors are all volunteers. The rest of our funds goes for overhead, and for such things as printing forms and documents, publications, handbooks, educational supplies and programs, postage, office supplies, running educational programs, etc.
Money for both our Legal Fund and our Legislative Support Fund comes from individual donations.
How do I contact AAMHO if I have a problem?
Many parks have chapters representatives, such as park officers, to help you. They hold regular meetings in the park and will assist you if you have an issue with park management. If your park doesn’t have an AAMHO Chapter, you may call AAMHO directly at 1-480-966-6955 or 1-800-221-6955. You may also email the office at firstname.lastname@example.org
Picture: Monument Valley, Arizona