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During an event by a CAA chapter this week, property owners said they would make dozens of units available to Section 8 voucher holders, helping put a dent in chronic homelessness in Kern County. The 47 units promised by local landlords are expected to be made available by February of next year. That commitment was made Tuesday, Oct. 16, during the California Landlords Summit on Homelessness in Bakersfield. The event was hosted by the Income Property Association of Kern, a chapter of the California Apartment Association. According to the Kern County Homeless Collaborative, 60 chronically homeless individuals are on its… Read More

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The California Apartment Association has partnered with the Fresno-based nonprofit A Reading Heart to install mini-libraries in CAA-member properties. A Reading Heart is a book-donation program dedicated to serving children in areas with limited access to books. At 1 p.m. Monday, June 25, CAA and A Reading Heart will celebrate the opening of a mini-library at the Kings View Estates rental community at 2705 S. Martin Luther King Blvd. in Fresno. “CAA is pleased to partner with a wonderful local charity to provide books and promote literacy to children in our community”, said Greg Terzakis, CAA’s senior vice president for… Read More

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In response to storms and flooding last month, Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday proclaimed a state of emergency that covers most of the Central Valley. Brown’s declaration activates the state’s anti-price gouging law, which bans rent increases exceeding 10 percent while a state of emergency is in effect. The declaration was issued for Amador, Fresno, Kern, Mariposa, Merced, Stanislaus, Tulare, and Tuolumne counties.

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A CAA-supported program to help address substandard housing issues in Fresno is up and running with an online rental registry. Beginning next week, the city of Fresno will mail letters to all rental properties within the city limits asking that they register their properties within 30 days. This can be done online at fresno.gov/rentalhousing or via a form included with the letter. The registry is part of the Rental Housing Improvement Act, or RHIA. Mayor Lee Brand wrote the ordinance, taking into account the concerns of the California Apartment Association.

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The California Apartment Association, the state’s leading trade group for the rental housing industry, has tapped Greg Terzakis as senior vice president of its newly created Central California region. CAA’s Central California region covers a large swath of the Central Valley, from San Joaquin County to Tulare County.

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The Fresno City Council on Thursday approved a CAA-supported ordinance to address substandard housing, a problem recently highlighted by local news media. The ordinance incorporates a free rental registry and a percentage-based sample interior inspection program to ensure compliance with state housing law. Properties that pass inspection would then be allowed to self-certify.

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The California Apartment Association today announced that Adam Goldfarb, vice president at Manco Abbott Inc., has begun his second term as secretary/treasurer of the association’s statewide board of directors. Goldfarb brings a wealth of industry experience to his position, having managed client relationships for institutional and multifamily clients.

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Thanks to our sponsors, attendees and volunteers, the 19th Annual CAA Greater Fresno Mark of Distinction Awards show was a smashing success! To all of the nominees and award winners, congratulations on a job well done. Special thanks goes to Steve Hrdlicka who was the evening’s emcee and did a fantastic job. Next year with be our 20th anniversary and promises to be bigger and better! 2016 MOD Awards Winners Category Winner Administrative Assistant Of The Year Diana Milla, Buckingham Properties Administrative Employee Of The Year Sandi Berkley, Wright Equities Assistant Manager Of The Year Cynthia Rios, San Mar Properties… Read More

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Greg Terzakis, a veteran of government affairs work in the Central Valley, has joined the California Apartment Association as its new executive director in Greater Fresno. Terzakis, who began Monday, Feb. 1, came to CAA from Granville Homes, a local business where he served as public affairs manager. Prior to that position, he spent four years as a legislative aide to San Joaquin County Supervisor Carlos Villapudua. Terzakis also spent seven years as partner at Reid and Associates, a political lobbying organization in Stockton. In the mid-1990s, he worked as a field representative for U.S. Rep. John T. Doolittle. Terzakis… Read More

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By ADAM GOLDFARB It’s only natural for the people of Fresno to experience outrage over the conditions at Summerset Village apartments. More than a thousand residents went for weeks without heat and hot water. A number of code violations exist, and apartment residents should never have to withstand Third World living conditions –especially in the largest city in California’s Central Valley. The residents at Summerset Village endured hardships at no fault of their own, and the Fresno community, including responsible rental housing owners and managers, are embarrassed about the substandard conditions. As our community examines what went wrong, let us… Read More

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