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Welcome to the Rental Housing Alliance Oregon website! Whether you are a seasoned property owner or just starting out with your first rental property, you have come to the right place. Check out our Education classes to help you better manage the road to success. Looking for professional help with maintenance, or advice on finance, insurance, or managing your growing business, peruse the Partners list. Want to know what is going on at RHA Oregon in the coming month, check out the events Calendar.  These are just a couple of areas of our website that may be of interest to you.

President Messages

November 2016

November 2016

People want only a few things in their life: to be heard and hopefully understood. To feel that their life mattered, that there is value to their having existed. I was reminded of this several days ago. I was talking with a friend and wasn’t really listening as closely as I should have been. Instead of it being a friendly conversation with a little back and forward, it all of a sudden turned into a contest to see who could take control of the conversation. We both tried to talk a little louder. Then a little faster. Then a little more forcefully. Each change just made it worse, and only escalated the problem. Then I remembered to stop and listen. As I took more time to hear what he was saying and how the problem he was having made him feel, the anxiety started to drain from the conversation. We both started to think about what was being said instead of having to control the conversation. Once this happened we were able to quickly move into a discussion of how to solve the issue, a resolution was found, problem solved. After our conversation I remembered an old saying “You have 2 ears and one mouth. Use them proportionally.”

December 2016

December 2016

Come January 1st, Ron Garcia will be stepping into the position of President. So, while sad, I am also quite excited. Ron is someone who brings a great amount of knowledge, wisdom, and energy to RHA Oregon. During our board retreat in November, Ron showed us a little of his vision for our future and it is exciting. While we will have challenges in the days, weeks, and months ahead, I am confident in the leadership of RHA Oregon. If there is one thing that I could encourage you to do in the coming year, it is to get involved either with a committee, event, or just attending a class.

October 2016

October 2016

As I look forward to the coming year and the events that will unfold, I think about how much of our success is due to volunteer help both at our office and events. Volunteering is something that has been the lifeblood of RHA since its beginning in 1927. The Board of Directors are all volunteers giving of their time and expertise in a multitude of ways. While working on writing this month’s message, I did some research into the benefits of volunteering. It’s a pretty simple thing to do. Just Google benefits of volunteering and then start reading. You will find that it relieves stress and is a great way to meet new people. It strengthens your ties to your community, and broadens your support network. It also exposes you to people with common interests and resources. Another benefit is that it gives you the opportunity to practice and develop your social skills. There are a myriad of other benefits that you can learn about and experience through volunteering. So I encourage you to look into the volunteering opportunities offered with RHA Oregon whether it is helping with events, at the office, or serving on a committee or on the board.

August 2016

August 2016

Since we started partnering with JOIN 3 years ago, RHA Oregon has been feeding the homeless at their facility once a month. Every 2nd Tuesday of the month from 11:30 am to 1 pm. Volunteers from RHA Oregon show up with food that they have cooked beforehand and serve lunch to 60 or more homeless people.

September 2016

September 2016

My question to you would be: “Are you involved?” Time is short and timing is critical. Our industry is at a critical juncture in Oregon and elsewhere in this country. We provide a service to our tenants, providing quality housing for them and their families. Again the question is: ”Are you involved?”. Are you keeping abreast of the changes going on at the state and local government levels that effect how you do business? Are you communicating with your government representatives? Are you involved with RHA Oregon, by attending trainings, meetings, or volunteering?

Upcoming Events

Membership & Mentor Meeting

Membership & Mentor Meeting

Whether you’re a current member or interested in becoming a member
come see what benefits the RHA has for you.

Holiday Dinner Party

Holiday Dinner Party

Join us for RHA Oregon's Annual Holiday Dinner Party. December 21, 2016 6:00-9:00pm at Riverside Golf & Country Club.

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