Marin County launches Landlord Partnership Program
August 8, 2016
CAA partners with county, Housing Authority on affordable housing solutions
Over the past several months, CAA North Coast and the Marin Income Property Association (MIPA) chapter have been working alongside the Marin Housing Authority and County Board of Supervisors on policy solutions to preserve affordable housing in the region.
These efforts began in February 2016, when Marin County supervisors abandoned plans for rent control and just-cause eviction, opting instead for CAA-supported alternatives, including voluntary rent guidelines and a landlord-incentive program.
CAA North Coast has been actively working with Marin County supervisors to develop voluntary rent guidelines, set to be completed by fall 2016, and is proud to announce the launch of the new Landlord Partnership Program.
The Landlord Partnership Program is a partnership effort with Marin County, Marin Housing Authority, and the California Apartment Association to expand rental opportunities for families with a housing voucher by making landlord participation in the program more attractive, more feasible and streamlined.
This innovative new partnership will create affordable rentals county-wide for low income individuals, in particular, those “most vulnerable” who hold a housing voucher. Through an incentives-based program, landlords across the county will receive support and benefits to rent to those on the rental assistance program.
The new Landlord Partnership Program will be launched at a free educational lunch event on Oct. 5, 2016. CAA encourages its members to participate in this event and learn about the new Landlord Partnership Program in Marin County.