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
A recent report from Concord city staff lauds the city’s current rent-review and multifamily-inspection programs for helping renters stay in their homes and improving their living conditions. The staff report, presented to the City Council on Nov. 27, highlights the mediation program’s success rate. Since the inception of the rent-review program in June 2017, the city has received 25 cases, two of which are pending. Of the 23 closed mediation cases, 83 percent reached a positive resolution to the disputes, with tenants receiving a lower rent increase than originally offered, or with tenants staying in their residence. The city’s analysis… Read More
The California Apartment Association is pleased to announce the results from the 2019 CAA Board of Directors’ election. Voting for the 2019 CAA Board of Directors opened on Nov. 6, 2018, and closed on Nov. 20, 2018, at which time CAA President Joe Lawton and CAA Secretary Adam Goldfarb, CPM, were notified of the results. In accordance with the CAA Bylaws, directors serve a term of three years and regional representatives serve a term of two years; newly elected directors will begin their terms on Jan. 1, 2019. 2019 newly elected members of the CAA Board of Directors representing specific… Read More
After several community meetings, the Long Beach City Council on Tuesday will review options for regulating short-term rentals, including those promoted with online home-sharing platforms such as Airbnb and HomeAway. All three options being considered on Dec. 4 have multifamily implications and would require operators of short-term rentals to register with the city. Each option, however, also includes a provision to allow rental housing providers to opt out of the program by deciding upfront not to allow short-term rentals on their properties. Option 2, which is recommended by city staff, deals with short-term rentals in two types of units —… Read More
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
The California Apartment Association’s offices will be closed Monday, Nov. 12, in observance of Veterans Day. Normal operating hours will resume Tuesday.
The California Apartment Association’s offices will be closed Thursday, Nov. 22, and Friday, Nov. 23, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. Normal operating hours will resume Monday, Nov. 26.
The California Apartment Association’s Board of Directors has taken positions on four housing-related propositions on the Nov. 6 statewide ballot.
Thanks to amendments from CAA, a newly signed law intended to curb illegal marijuana cultivation now offers law-abiding landlords protections against liability. Under AB 2164, cities can choose to immediately penalize individuals accused of violating local cannabis laws — without first getting a hearing or a chance to remedy the problem. As originally drafted, the bill would have unintentionally left innocent rental property owners vulnerable to immediate penalties without appeal.