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.
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.
Industry NewsNew inspection forms for City and County of Sacramento rental inspection programs
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
RHA opposition persuades fire district to put new property tax on hold
Strong opposition led by RHA Sacramento Valley persuaded the Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District to put its proposed property tax assessment on hold. As a result of this decision, RHA saved rental property owners from paying a new annual assessment of $14 to $30 per unit.The fire district had been seeking a special vote-by-mail election to gain approval of a new "Fire Suppression Benefit Assessment."
RHA was the first business group to oppose the assessment and others quickly followed, including the Sacramento Taxpayers Association and Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association. The fire district agreed to meet with RHA before attempting any future property tax. Click here for more information.
Featured Events & ClassesRHEXPO 2014 Features the Apartment All Stars
The 17th Annual RHEXPO, RHA's Educational Conference and Trade Show, will be held on September 18 at Cal Expo. This year's educational line up includes Apartment All Stars Mindy Williams, Toni Blake, and Alex Jackiw, along with national and local industry experts presenting a variety of timely industry topics. RHEXPO is the premier event for the rental housing industry - you don't want to miss this year's show!
Click here to download the RHEXPO Registration Brochure
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.
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