Happy New Year! This New Year we are happy to announce our new name for Rental Housing Association of Greater Portland drum roll please………
Rental Housing Alliance Oregon.
This name change brings to light that we are here for all landlords in Oregon and to rally support from other industries that have similar concerns in the real estate industry. No matter where in Oregon, the laws are the same and we are here to help. We want to make an alliance with other rental housing organizations and associated industries. To assist them in having the best rental forms, education, screening, mentoring and legislative representation for their members. We are working towards reaching out to smaller organizations to build a stronger landlord & property management alliance in Oregon. We do understand there are differences in city laws and that is where local organizations can help best. For the bigger picture RHA is here, just like we have always been, since 1927. Keep your eyes out for an easier to use website in the coming months.
Our strategic planning retreat in November was very successful. RHA has a great bunch of volunteer Directors who are all working hard to make this a great organization. I really can’t say enough about all of them. Everyone has their passions and cares deeply about this organization.
At the all day meeting the Board was able to identify goals for 2014 and the value of those goals for our members. Some of those goals include, growth in membership and affiliates/vendors, improving membership value and continuing RHA long term financial stability. We discussed the strengths and weaknesses of our organization to meet these goals. There was a great discussion on serving our affiliates/vendors. We know by doing so, we create tremendous value for our membership and goodwill across our industry.
One exciting new benefit to come, is the RHA’s plan to add meeting room space adjacent to the existing office. This will allow us to increase our class sizes, allow more people to attend and thereby improve our live educational meetings. The RHA also has plans to rent out this space to our members at a discount, as an added value to you and your local organizations who may have need.
Our legislative lobbyist, Cindy Robert, has been an integral member in our strategic planning and has contributed significantly to 2014 plans. Keep an eye out for more to come from her in this bright and shiny New Year!
Happy New Year from RHA we are excited for what 2014 has in store.
Since 1927, the Rental Housing Association of Greater Portland has held the standard of
landlord civic participation and provided affordable housing to Oregonians.
10520 NE Weidler Portland, Oregon 97220