Welcome to RHA

The Rental Housing Association (RHA) is a non-profit organization serving rental owners and property managers in the eight-county Sacramento Valley region. Members of our association own or manage over 80,000 rental units, from single-family homes to apartment communities.  RHA is the local Chapter of the California Apartment Association.

RHEXPO attracts over 1,000 industry professionals
Another successful educational conference and trade show by RHA

Thank you to all who joined us for the Rental Housing Exposition (RHEXPO) on September 18 at Cal Expo. It was a great event packed with educational seminars, exhibits of products and services, prizes and networking among industry professionals. We hope you enjoyed the event and look forward to your participation in 2015.

Many members requested copies of the presentations by speakers at the education conference, and we are please to offer several at no charge. See the list of seminar topics below and click on the link to download the presentation.

Free copies of eduction conference speaker presentations:

Win in the Court of Public Opinion presented by Toni Blake - click here

Transforming Technologies: Marketing to a Mobile Generation presented by Toni Blake - click here

Legislative Recap & Forecast presented by Debra Carlton - click here

Industry News

New mandatory rental housing inspection forms for City and County of Sacramento

RHA succeeds in effort to create common forms in region

The City and County of Sacramento unveiled new common forms to use when conducting interior and exterior inspections to comply with their rental housing inspection ordinances. In the past, the city and county had different forms which caused confusion. RHA encouraged city and county officials to develop standard forms that could be used in either the City of Sacramento or the unicorporated areas of the County of Sacramento.

The new inspection forms include an exterior inspection form and an inspection form. Rental owners and property managers should begin using the new forms immediately. A signed copy should be provided to renters and a copy needs to be retained by the owner or manager. The forms do not need to be submitted to either the city or county government, but must be available during a possible audit inspection.

RHA offers the forms at no charge.

Click here for Exterior Inspection Form - City of Sacramento & unincorporated County of Sacramento

Click here for Interior Inspection Form - City of Sacramento and unincorporated County of Sacramento


Mandatory Water Conservation in Effect Throughout Region

Check with your water provider for restrictions affecting your rental properties

Emergency drought restrictions are in force throughout the region. Failure to comply with restrictions on water use, especially watering of landscape, may result in citations or fines. There are multiple public and private providers of water, and each have their own restrictions. Your water bill will indicate who to contact, but here is a link to a website where you can enter your address and get the phone number and website of water providers within Sacramento County.

Click here to locate Your Water Purveyor in Sacramento County

Events & Classes

RHA offers two new certification courses that satisfy County of Sacramento rental housing inspection ordinance requirements

The County of Sacramento requires anyone who conducts property inspections required under its Rental Housing Inspection Ordinance to receive training approved by County officials. Rental owners currently are exempt from this requirement, but that could change. In addition, every five years a re-certification course must be taken. Since many RHA members completed the initial training in 2009, they will need to complete additional training this year.

RHA is offering two new courses that satisfy both the initial certification as well as five-year re-certification requirements. If you only inspect single-family, duplex and triplex properties, enroll in How to Conduct Single-family Property Inspections. If you inspect multifamily properties (4 units or more) or if you inspect both single-family and multifamily properties, enroll in How to Conduct Multifamily Property Inspections. The registration fee for either course is $39.

See the Calendar for the dates and times of upcoming classes.

CCRM Fast Track Series Begins September 23

There is a great demand for qualified rental housing professionals in California. Are you ready to take the next step in your property management career? Knowledgeable rental housing providers stand apart as an asset to owners, management companies, residents and the community. 

Click here to download more information about the California Certified Residential Manager training series.


Need to register for an event or class?
Click here to print or download the class and event registration form.  You also can register by calling the RHA office at (916) 920-1120 x201.

 RHA Career Center

Looking for a job in the rental housing industry? Check out the RHA Career Center. Employers can post job openings, too. Click here to go to RHA Career Center.

Rental Housing Association of Sacramento Valley
191 Lathrop Way, Suite A, Sacramento, CA 95815    Office (916) 920-1120     Fax (916) 929-0655
Serving the counties of Sacramento, Yolo, Yuba, Sutter, Placer, Nevada, El Dorado and Amador since 1951.
RHA is a local chapter of the California Apartment Association 
Click here to access the CAA website


Community Search

9/23/2014 » 10/30/2014
CCRM Full Series - Fall 2014 (9/23/14-10/30/14)

Selecting Your New Resident (10/24/14)

How to Conduct Multifamily Property Inspections (10/29/14)

Normal Wear & Tear Workshop (11/4/14)

How to Comply with Rental Housing Inspection Ordinances (11/6/14)