The Value of Being a Member
With over 2,000 members, most of whom are small business landlords, RHA Oregon has set the standard in Oregon for the housing industry. Here are just some of the benefits of joining:
- Stay current with the Rental Alliance Update, our internal newsletter with industry trends, law change information, and a schedule of upcoming RHA Oregon events.
- RHA Oregon is an active group of members and industry vendors who are actively engaged and personally invested in the residential housing industry.
- RHA Oregon hosts activities every week which include educational classes, dinner meetings, socials, networking opportunities, round tables, and charitable fundraisers along with varying ways to serve the community. Events are offered “live” when possible and for the past year they are also regularly offered on Zoom.
- Members are encouraged to participate in our Mentor Program and Landlord Hotline – where “landlords helping landlords” has transformed into a community action service. Get pointers to help with personal tenant issues or, if you are experienced, join the program to assist others navigate to complexities of landlord/tenant relations.
- Forms, Forms, Forms: RHA Oregon works to keep its members compliant with the most currently revised rental forms for use by landlords throughout the state of Oregon. Forms are available in both hard copy and downloadable form.
- RHA Oregon offers reduced pricing on tenant screening services for its members available online 24 hours/day through National Tenant Network.
- RHA Oregon has government representation and keeps its members up-to-date with new and proposed legislation affecting their business. RHA Oregon’s Executive Director works closely with our own lobbyist at the state local, city and county, levels to influence bills and regulations affecting residential property providers.
*Attention Rental Housing Alliance Members*
Rental Housing Alliance Oregon is a 501(c)(6) corporation. As such, we are allowed to lobby to influence legislation. A portion of the annual dues are utilized for lobbying activities on behalf of our members.
Your membership dues payments are not deductible as “charitable contributions” but may be tax deductible as a necessary trade or business expense. The portion of your dues utilized for lobbying activities is not deductible.
RHA Oregon estimates that 15.87% of the dues payment is not deductible as a business expense because of RHA Oregon’s lobbying activities on behalf of its members. This figure represents the portion of your 2020 dues utilized for lobbying activities at both the state and local level.
Please consult with your tax advisor regarding the proper treatment of your dues for income tax purposes.
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*Please note that RHAOregon By-laws state that Property Management Companies must hold a Dual membership