Whether in city halls—or under the dome of the state Capitol—we tirelessly advocate for ethical members of the rental housing industry in all aspects of California government.

Our dedication to government advocacy at the local and state levels helps make CAA the voice for the multifamily industry in California.

We are the primary resource for policymakers, who benefit from our insights when framing key decisions.  Our public affairs team includes policy analysts, lobbyists, communications specialists, and lawyers who doggedly defend our members’ interests.

A portion of your dues will be allocated to CAAPAC, CAA’s Political Action Committee or CAA’s Lobbying Fund. Neither portion is deductible for tax purposes. Also, in accordance with the “Revenue Reconciliation Act of 1993,” 19% of the remaining portion of your membership dues are allocable to non-deductible lobbying expenditures for the 2014 calendar year.

CAA Legislation News


The California Apartment Association has the State’s most effective network of Government advocacy for rental property owners. No other rental housing organization in California can compete with CAA’s statewide outreach.

CAA’s team of full-time lobbyists work with Legislators, craft bill language and lead coalitions of like-minded organizations. By sponsoring pro-active legislation that is helpful to the industry, CAA is always working to protect the rental housing industry.

No other rental housing organization in California competes with our statewide outreach.

The CAA Network of Local Associations are always monitoring local legislation that could impact the rental housing industry at the city and county level. By working with local government agencies and officials, your Local Association works to protect your interests.

CAA has a strong grassroots program that mobilizes members into action when necessary. Through CAA’s E-Newsletter which includes a weekly legislative briefing update, members are kept informed of legislative proposals and are asked to contact their legislators or the Governor when a particular bill is under consideration. CAA members have a reputation for inundating the Capitol with hundreds, even thousands, of letters.

Current Legislation/Bill tracking

CAA’s Government Affairs staff monitors all legislation introduced at the State Capitol that could impact the rental housing industry.

The Legislative Bill Chart details each bill CAA is following and includes the bill’s author, the current location and status of the bill, and CAA’s position on the legislation.

You can also follow the bills CAA is tracking in more detail through CAA’s Legislative Bill Tracking system.