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Membership Overview

Why do our members join and stay with RHA?

Because we represent and pursue your business interests so you can earn.

  • The RHA – Southern Alameda is the county's only California Apartment Association (CAA) Chapter – which means that when you become a member with us, you are also a member of CAA.
  • Dual membership means dual protection! Our members have the best advocacy, services and business tools available.

"Our membership has been extremely valuable resource for our property management business for more than 17 years. We appreciate easy access to the knowledgeable and friendly staff and utilize most of the services membership provides. Every person who owns or manages residential investment real estate should consider membership mandatory as a cost of doing business.”

 Joe Sceilli, All Bay Management Corp.

"I was thinking about hiring a new property manager to manage my house in Fremont. When I found out about RHA, I immediately became member and got better advice AND saved tons of money.  Thank you so much!"     

        - Mukesh, independent owner

"Our membership has been extremely valuable resource for our property management business for more than 17 years. We appreciate easy access to the knowledgeable and friendly staff and utilize most of the services membership provides. Every person who owns or manages residential investment real estate should consider membership mandatory as a cost of doing business.”

 Joe Sceilli, All Bay Management Corp.

"I was thinking about hiring a new property manager to manage my house in Fremont. When I found out about RHA, I immediately became member and got better advice AND saved tons of money.  Thank you so much!"     

        - Mukesh, independent owner

What type of membership is right for my business?

RHA membership falls into three categories:

Regular Members are individuals and companies that own and/or manage rental property located in the cities of Dublin, Fremont, Hayward, Livermore, Newark, Pleasanton, San Leandro, Union City and the unincorporated areas of Alameda County (Ashland, Castlewood, Castro Valley, Cherryland, Fairview, Happy Valley, Hillcrest Knolls, San Lorenzo, and Sunol).

The RHA has members from across the rental industry:

  • Independent Owners - Our Independent owners own from one to several rentals.
  • Management Companies - Companies who charge a fee to manage property for others
  • Regional Companies - Companies with larger portfolio of properties across the Bay Area and State
  • National Companies - Organizations with a National Reach that own and manage rental communities.

Why do our members join and stay with RHA?

Because, as the area’s only member-controlled association, we represent and pursue your business interests.
 
The RHA – Southern Alameda is the East Bay’s only California Apartment Association (CAA) Chapter – which means that when you become a member with us, you are also a member of CAA. Dual membership means dual protection!

As a member:

You have easy access to a variety of benefits that can help rental operators of all sizes both save and make you money:

  • Property Management Counseling - Don’t make costly mistakes—get sound insight and answers to operational questions. Members receive opportunities to discover best business practices through one-on-one, personalized service.
  • Industry Leading Rental Forms – With over 180 forms available, CAA has a complete library of California-specific forms recognized by the California court system. All can be found and easily downloaded for free. Each year CAA reviews new laws and incorporates changes into its copyrighted forms so that you can be assured that you are compliant with California law.
  • Discounted Tenant Screening Services - Protect yourself by consistently screening prospective residents. We offer discounted resident screening services through our industry partners.  The credit report, eviction (UD) report, social security search and criminal search are just some of the reports available. Reports may be ordered online, by phone or by fax.
  • Industry Information and Trends - Membership brings you three critical levels of knowledge—local, regional and state. Having access to what changes are taking place in the industry are paramount to your success . Newsletters, breaking news updates, early program announcements, e-news and events are used to keep you informed and educated.
  • Peer-to-Peer Networking Opportunities and Educational Offerings - Learning the basics and the latest best business practices from the industry’s best and brightest. Members always get substantial discounts on all programs and events. Watch for our FREE member offerings.
  • Web tools - CAA provides online access to legal updates, industry trends, political news and the CAA Knowledge Center. RHA"s Online Resource Center provides information on local ordinances, trends, and issues that directly affect rental property operations in Alameda County! Only RHA and CAA members can access these valuable benefits.
  • New RHA Online Resources - Members can manage their membership online including: connecting with other members, registering for events, purchase products and services, online training, connect directly with local vendors, update membership profile, and even find jobs and employees.
  • Discounted Insurance Program- Take advantage of lower insurance rates offered exclusively to CAA members. You have access to a wide range of commercial and personal insurance products including lower rates for property and casualty coverage and workers’ compensation programs from multiple insurance carriers.
  • Legal and Legislative Advocacy – both at the local and State Level, the RHA and CAA work together to protect our member interests.
  • CAAPAC: both state-wide and locally -CAA’s non-partisan political arm, CAAPAC, makes political contributions to candidates for public office who are receptive to the concerns of rental property owners and managers statewide.

Regular Membership Dues

Membership dues are paid on all of your residential rental properties in the Association's territory and is a requirement to enroll as a member of the CAA Network in Alameda County.

** Membership dues cannot be prorated or refunded and they are billed each year during the same month in which you join.

 
Dues are calculated by adding together Base Dues and Per Rental Unit Dues.
  • Base Dues are based on a tiered structure set by CAA and are mandatory for membership.
  • Per Rental Unit Dues are based on the number of rentals member owns or operates.
  • There are also voluntary opportunities to contribute to both CAAPAC and the CAA Legal Fund during the enrollment process if you choose to do so.

Our Industry Partners have access to:

  • Lunch & Learn Presentation Opportunities - We provide our IPs with the opportunity to present their products or services to RHA members at 1 hour "Lunch & Learn" events.
  • IP's can provide instructional copy for our quarterly print newsletter and our quarterly newsletter, RHA Times, published at no cost if selected.
  • Opportunities to network with local members at all events - attend at member price.
  • Participate, sponsor and attend Community Awards as a member.
  • Conference & Table Top Tradeshow - Local IP members will have an opportunity to be involved in planning, marketing and networking.
  • Sponsorship - Advertising and a variety of other value-added opportunities are available - call 510-537-0340 to learn more.
  • AND MORE! 

Friends of RHA have access to:

  • Lunch & Learn Presentation Opportunities - We provide our friends with the opportunity to present their products or services to RHA members at 1 hour "Lunch & Learn" events.
  • Friends of RHA can provide instructional copy for our quarterly print newsletter and our quarterly newsletter, RHA Times, published at no cost if selected.
  • Opportunities to network with local members at all events. - attend at member price.
  • Participate, sponsor and attend Community Awards as a member.
  • Sponsorship, Advertising and a variety of other value-added opportunities are available - call 510-537-0340 to learn more.
  • AND MORE!

We believe that membership is invaluable and that everyone should make it an important part of your business success.
RHA’s bottom line is member value larger than your dues investment and we can deliver.

If you are already a member, we thank you!

If not, doesn’t it make sense to join today?

We look forward to being your association resource for years to come.

**Membership dues cannot be prorated or refunded and they are billed each year during the same month in which you join.