President’s Message features Dan Saltzman dinner, landlord educational opportunities and volunteer board member opportunities.
Who are RHA Members & who is the RHA? Members of the Rental Housing Association of Greater Portland number more than 1800! Members have joined together since 1927 for the purpose of improving the success of the rental housing industry, to enhance the reputation of “landlords” by promoting professional management practices, and assisting local public officials in various community endeavors relating to public and/or private housing.
Why serve as a RHA Board Member? As President of the Rental Housing Association of Greater Portland, I have the privilege and honor to lead the Board of Directors. November is always a busy month for the Board: Recruiting wonderful people to serve on the board and providing member value while taking care of the business of running the non-profit organization. Apart from business, the board is made up of landlords and partners whose business supports landlords. We participate in committees, plan projects together and enjoy each other’s company. It’s fulfilling, and fun, to talk with someone who gets the business of rentals.
Bringing member value. The RHA is fortunate to have Members reaching back twenty, thirty even forty years or more! Some of you may not realize all the benefits you have access to. Your 2013 Board has been diligently bringing in new members. You may be asking, how does this help me? New members bring interesting questions, wonderful energy and an eagerness to participate. Engage with new and existing members at dinner meetings, mentoring sessions the last Thursday of each month and by joining a committee.
Increasing membership participation. RHA is a dynamic organization and supports the entire rental housing industry, throughout the state of Oregon. Providing industry insights and direction for the media as well as giving Members a heads up to legislative changes that affect members. Active members inherently learn more about the business of being a landlord. Great conversations with new and different points of view. Share the load, let members have the opportunity to help other landlords and get involved at whatever time level is comfortable. The more members participating, the less time it’ll take for each. Provides a higher good for members.
Special thanks to Dan Saltzman, Portland Housing Bureau City Commissioner, for coming to the October dinner meeting. Excellent questions were raised and answered. In the words of Cindy Robert, RHA lobbyist and Owner of Rainmakers, “None of us is as smart as all of us.” We’re all looking forward to joining together to be the smartest group of landlords we can be.
Since 1927 the Rental Housing Alliance Oregon has set the standard for community
participation by landlords providing affordable and quality housing.
The Rental Housing Association of Greater Portland
10520 NE Weidler Portland, Oregon 97220