Images of a Home, an Elderly Group Gathered Smiling Around a Computer Monitor, and two Business Professionals Sharing Information | Rental Housing Association | Seattle, WA

Why We Exist

We are an organization of rental housing providers working together to enhance the value of the rental housing industry. We:

  • Promote the interests of rental housing providers to State and Local Legislative bodies, news media & the general public;

  • Assist members in maintaining ethical business standards to provide appropriate services to the renting public.

  • Provide continuous development of skills and knowledge;

  • Research, develop, publish and disseminate information and data on the rental housing industry to inform the rental housing providers and general public about the industry.



Approach

We build lasting relationships with our vendors, regulators, legislators, tenants and other industry stakeholders seeing this as the most effective way to achieve our vision in being essential to the success of our members.



Values | What We Do

While making day-to-day decisions to best carry out the vision of RHA, we value:

  • Integrity | We conduct ourselves honestly and with professional ethics;

  • Teamwork | We work collaboratively to achieve common goals;

  • Life-long learning | We promote continuous development of skills and knowledge;

  • Respect | We treat others as we expect to be treated;

  • Passion for excellence | We strive to exceed expectations in the execution of all our strategies.



Strategic Initiatives | How We Make it Happen

We lead advocacy efforts by:

  • Representing the interests of rental housing providers to State and Local legislative bodies, news media & the general public.

  • Partnering with cities and counties to bring lasting solutions to challenges associated with owning and operating rental housing.


We provide continuous development of skills and knowledge by:

  • Offering educational programs which enhance our members' knowledge and encourage continued growth.

  • Providing different forums for information sharing and social interaction.


We assist members in providing appropriate services to the renting public by:

  • Offering products and services rental property owners and operators need to be successful.

  • Promoting the highest standards of ethics and integrity.


We inform rental housing providers and the general public about the rental housing industry by:

  • Promoting the value of the rental housing industry to the community.

  • Educating members about issues affecting the rental housing industry.

  • Educating renters about the process of becoming part of the renting public and how to be a good resident.