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The California Apartment Association has formed a coalition of housing advocacy groups to defeat a draconian rent control and “just cause” eviction measure proposed for the city of Sacramento. The coalition, Citizens for Affordable Housing, will raise dollars to educate voters on the serious flaws of the proposed Sacramento Renter Protection and Community Stabilization Charter Amendment. In addition, the coalition will work with local housing providers and the city of Sacramento on solutions to increase access to affordable housing for everyone in our community. Californians for Community Engagement, Tenants Together, Sacramento Housing Alliance, Democratic Socialists of America, and Service Employee… Read More

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A new CAA-supported program that teaches women property management skills and helps them find jobs and housing has graduated its inaugural class. The REstart training program was initiated by the Institute of Real Estate Management in partnership with Women’s Empowerment, a local nonprofit that helps women and their children regain a home through job training and other support services. It is modeled after a similar program offered in San Diego. The eight women graduating from the program completed 4 1/2 weeks of residential property management training and passed a comprehensive exam. The training included completion of the mandatory rental housing… Read More

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The California Apartment Association hired Mallori Spilker as its new government affairs director for the CAA Sacramento Valley division. She joins the public affairs staff in the Sacramento region led by Senior Vice President Jim Lofgren. “Mallori brings highly desired skills and experience to the position,” Lofgren said. “With the threat of rent control looming in Sacramento, we are very fortunate to have someone of her caliber on our side.” Before relocating to the Sacramento area, Spilker worked for two years in CAA’s North Bay division, establishing the government affairs and political action programs in Northern Marin and Sonoma counties.… Read More

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Five regional industry organizations, including the California Apartment Association, have joined forces to lead opposition against a proposed ballot measure that would bring rent control to the city of Sacramento. “Rent control is the wrong solution to our shortage of affordable housing in the region,” said Jim Lofgren, CAA senior vice president for the North Valley region. “We need to attract more investment in housing, and rent control only scares it away. It’s counterproductive.” CAA supports sensible solutions to California’s housing crisis, such as the Veterans and Affordable Housing Bond Act, a state measure on the November 2018 ballot that… Read More

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Tenant advocates have filed preliminary paperwork to place a rent control measure before voters in the city of Sacramento. The initiative would amend the city charter to impose inflation-based rent control and “just cause” eviction policies in the capital city. Under the measure, the rent charged as of Feb. 20, 2018, would serve as the base rent. Maximum annual increases would then be tied to the consumer price index. The measure would also create an nine-member rent control board, require landlords to pay an annual rental housing fee, and establish relocation assistance for displaced tenants. “We are now analyzing the… Read More

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The Rental Housing Association of Sacramento Valley, a regional organization serving single-family and multi-family rental owners and managers, has announced its merger with the statewide California Apartment Association. Following the merger, RHA was renamed CAA Sacramento Valley, becoming one of several local divisions operating throughout the state. RHA had been affiliated with CAA as an independent chapter since 1951. CAA is the nation’s largest statewide association serving the rental housing industry. Its membership includes over 13,000 single-family and multi-family property owners and managers, as well as businesses providing products and services for the industry. The CAA Sacramento Valley division serves… Read More

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The California Apartment Association is closely monitoring a newly formed coalition that’s working to bring rent control to the city of Sacramento. The coalition, Housing4Sacramento, includes groups that champion tenant rights, organized labor, socialism and subsidized housing. Coalition members have appeared with tenant supporters before the Sacramento City Council, demanding passage of rent control and just cause eviction ordinances. They also hold regular organizing meetings, canvass for support at apartment communities, organize protests and marches, and spread their campaign message via social media, such as Facebook. So far, CAA has prevented passage of a local rent control ordinance by the… Read More

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The Sacramento City Council early this month is expected to approve changes to the annual fire-prevention fee for multifamily properties with three or more units. If approved, the new annual fees will be $40 to $808, depending upon the number of units at the property. California Apartment Association staff persuaded city fire officials to reduce some of the increases while securing support for improvements to the overall program. The fee will drop slightly for multifamily properties with three to 30 units that participate in a self-certification program. Larger apartment communities will face increases of up to $382. The proposed changes… Read More

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The California Department of Housing and Community Development on Thursday released the official list of cities that will have their housing approvals streamlined under SB 35, a bill supported by the California Apartment Association and authored last year by Sen. Scott Wiener, D-San Francisco. The list, available here, is based on whether cities have met their Regional Housing Needs Assessment goals, the trigger for streamlining applies under SB 35. Streamlining means that a project that fits within zoning must be approved without any discretionary processes or appeals. “When 97 percent of cities are failing to meet their housing goals, it’s… Read More

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Make sure your company gets the attention it deserves as hundreds of rental housing decision-makers gather for CAA Connect – Northern California Rental Housing Conference & Expo. This premiere California Apartment Association event returns to the Santa Clara Convention Center on Wednesday, April 8. Exhibitor booths and sponsorship opportunities are now on sale. Take advantage of this opportunity to put your products in front of the most influential members of the multi-family housing industry. What you need to know What: CAA Connect – Northern California Rental Housing Conference & Expo When: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday, April 8 Where:… Read More

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