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In the wake of the wildfires that have ravaged both Northern and Southern California, the rental housing industry has stepped up in multiple ways to help fire victims recover. In the paragraphs below, we’ve assembled a list of resources currently available for fire victims, including displaced tenants seeking a place to live. We’ve also highlighted some of the ways the rental housing industry and industry partners have already helped in the recovery effort.  Rental housing providers Southern California Alliance Residential Co. is assisting those affected by the California wildfires by providing access to short-term leases and discounted furniture rental rates.… Read More

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At the California Apartment Association, our hearts go out to the victims of the wildfires that have ravaged Northern and Southern California. We know that CAA members are eager to help any way they can. Here are links to some of the agencies that are taking donations: The American Red Cross: Help people affected by the California wildfires by visiting redcross.org, calling 1-800-RED CROSS or texting the word CAWILDFIRES to 90999 to make a $10 donation. Donations enable the Red Cross to prepare for, respond to and help people recover from these disasters. To donate, click here and use the… Read More

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Rental property owners and industry partners took a trip in a cultural time machine last month during the CAA Orange County Charity Gala. More than 400 attendees gathered April 20 at the Hotel Irvine for an evening that boasted …

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CAA North Coast has partnered with Catholic Charities to collect warm clothes and blankets to help homeless individuals and families during what’s expected to be a cold and wet winter.  At our Dec. 5 holiday luncheon, we will be collecting new or gently used items of warm clothing to donate to Catholic Charities to use for their “Code Blue,” program which helps families survive during the colder months. Please bring your donation to the holiday lunch. If you cannot attend and would still like to donate, please contact Mallori Spilker at mspilker@caanet.org. Items in need include: Tarps, sleeping bags, rain… Read More

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More than 200 rental housing industry executives teed off Monday, July 25, for a summer afternoon of golf, networking and fun during the 27th annual CAA Tri-County Charity Golf Tournament. CAA is still tallying proceeds from the event, which will be donated to the Housing Industry Foundation, furthering its mission to help individuals and families remain in or return to stable housing. HIF also assists with special housing projects and renovations in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties. In its 27-year history, the golf tournament has raised close to $1 million for the foundation. The golf tournament was held at… Read More

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The California Apartment Association is a partner in the Housing Our Heroes program, which has helped more than 200 homeless veterans find rental housing since the program debuted in San Diego on March 1. So far, 130 landlords are taking part in the program, which offers financial incentives. “Really the bottom line is the ‘Housing Our Heroes’ campaign is making a difference in veterans’ lives, and entire families are making their way off the streets,” Mayor Kevin Faulconer said in this news release. “Our heroes don’t need to spend another night on the street.” Related content:  Mayor encourages homeless veterans… Read More

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Members of the California Apartment Association have come together once again to help some of Los Angeles’ most vulnerable residents. On Thursday, July 21, CAA Los Angeles held its second annual Summer Soirée, a rooftop networking event that raises money to benefit the homeless. About 140 people attended Summer Soirée, enjoying an evening of live music, food, drinks and exceptional networking. Proceeds from the event go to Home For Good, an initiative of United Way of Greater Los Angeles and the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce that seeks to end chronic and veteran homelessness. This year’s Summer Soirée raised… Read More

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CAA Orange County held its annual gala this month, giving rental property professionals and industry partners an opportunity to mingle, break bread and network — all for a good cause. More than 450 people attended the gala, held April 14 at the Hilton Orange County. The event raised $25,000 for the local United Way’s Rapid-Rehousing initiative. Rapid Rehousing helps families with children move into affordable housing, minimizing the time they spend in shelters, in cars or on the street. Click here to see more photos on our Facbook page

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The California Apartment Association Greater Inland Empire has donated $10,000 to Inland Empire United Way. The funds will assist United Way in providing a safety net for those in crisis and helping youth to achieve future self‐sufficiency. Six months ago, CAA and United Way formed a partnership aimed at working together to battle poverty and homelessness in the Inland Empire, where one in four children are part of a family that is struggling to make ends meet. Since that time, CAA members have begun volunteering, donating, and exploring ways to support United Way’s mission in the region. “Inland Empire United… Read More

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  U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert McDonald this week thanked members of the California Apartment Association’s Greater Inland Empire Division for helping to end homelessness among veterans in San Bernardino County. In October, San Bernardino County asked CAA for help finding housing for the county’s remaining 200 homeless veterans. This prompted CAA and the Housing Authority of the County of San Bernardino to host a webinar on how CAA members could help. Several CAA members stepped forward to provide housing, including Cannon Management, the Housing Authority of the County of San Bernardino, Quality Management Group and National CORE Renaissance.… Read More

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