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.

Industry News

And the winners of the 2015 Stellar Awards are...
The Stellar Awards recognizes achievements in various aspects of the rental housing management profession, including leasing, management, and maintenance. The RHA Stellar Awards event was held on March 19. 

Click here for the list of 2015 Stellar Awards winners.


RHA offers free training to end housing discrimination 

Responding to reported cases of discrimination in the rental housing industry, the Rental Housing Association of Sacramento Valley (RHA), in partnership with several local governments, will offer free fair housing training for rental owners and property managers in the Sacramento region. RHA hopes to train several hundred new or inexperienced rental owners who may not be familiar with state and federal fair housing laws. Violators of fair housing laws could face fines and punitive damages easily exceeding $10,000. RHA anticipates enforcement activity will increase in the coming months, so it hopes to train as many owners as possible. RHA is offering a free, two-hour Essentials of Fair Housing seminar throughout 2015. Click here to view the training brochure.


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 unincorporated 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. Just select and print the forms below.

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 below 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

River-Friendly Landscaping program offers tips on reducing water use and maintenance costs

Typical landscaping often consists of lawns and plants that require lots of water, fertilizers and pesticides. Besides wasting water, such landscaping also pollute our rivers due to the contaminated run-off water. RHA is working with the County of Sacramento to offer tips and resources to help rental owners and property managers convert to river-friendly landscaping that saves water, time and money as well as keeps our waterways clean. Visit the River-Friendly Landscaping website at www.riverfriendly.org.


Events & Classes

RHA Annual Legal Seminars
One of the most popular and informative services RHA offers is its Annual Legal Seminar.  Presented by a panel of experienced attorneys, this class offers rental owners and managers an opportunity to hear about new laws, court cases, and regulations impacting management practices for 2015.  Topics to be covered include late fees, medical marijuana cultivation, service/assistive animals, registered sex offenders, and 2015 rental forms. 

Click here for more information. 

Attention Annual Legal Seminar attendees: see links below for course related documents

Drivers License for Undocumented Individuals

Prosecution of Unlawful Detainer - Nuisance

Prosecution of Unlawful Detainer - Illegal Weapons

Frivolous Lawsuits or Proceedings

Private Cultivation of Fruits and Vegetables

Electric Vehicles

Electronic Signatures

CA State Water Resources Control Board Regulation

CAA Issue Insights- Swimming Pool and Spa Safety Requirements

Case- Foster v. Williams on Three-Day Notice to Pay Rent or Quit

Case- Johnson v. Prasad on Swimming Pool Safety

Case- People v. Godinez on Registered Sex Offenders

City of Rancho Cordova Ordinance 16 18 1600 Repeat Nuisance Calls

City of Rancho Cordova Smoking Ordinance

Drought Restrictions by Water Provider

HUD Guidelines on Reasonable Accomodations

Inspection Checklist - Exterior County-City

Inspections Checklist - Interior County-City

Key Elements West Sacramento Marijuana Cultivation Ordinance

West Sacramento Ordinance

Special thanks to our sponsors Alltech Gates & Entry Controls and Broadband Agreements by MFC


RHA offers 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 section of the RHA website for the dates and times of upcoming classes.

List of Individuals Who Completed Required Certification:

For a list of certified individuals and their certification expiration date, click here.


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


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How to Conduct Multifamily Property Inspections (4/29/15)

PMR105 - Liability & Risk Management: Protecting the Property (4/29/15

Free Legal Q & A (5/1/15)

Relationship Leasing (5/5/15)

How to Conduct Multifamily Property Inspections (5/6/15)