Trade Associations

  • California Apartment Association.  With more than 17,000 members who provide approximately 800,000 homes to California families, the California Apartment Association (CAA) is the nation’s largest statewide trade association for people who own or manage rental property. CAA is dedicated to protecting its members’ investments through political and legal advocacy, assisting them to comply with new laws and regulations, and effectively communicating information on emerging industry trends, risk management and best business practices.
  • Rental Housing Owners Association of Southern Alameda County (RHO).  RHO serves the cities of San Leandro, Castro Valley, Hayward, Fremont, Union City, Newark, Dublin, Pleasanton and Livermore, and all unincorporated areas in Southern Alameda County.
  • East Bay Rental Housing Association (EBRHA).  EBRHA is a nonprofit trade association representing over 20,000 rental property owners in the cities of Oakland, Berkeley, Alameda, Albany, Emeryville, and Piedmont.

Owner Notification of Rights and Obligations Under the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)

VAWA provides protections for Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Project-Based Voucher (PBV) and Moderate Rehabilitation (MR) applicants, tenants, and participants from being denied assistance on the basis or as a direct result of being a victim of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking.

Many of VAWA’s protections for these victims involve action by HACA, but some situations involve action by owners of assisted housing.  As an owner of housing assisted through HACA’s programs, you have rights and obligations under VAWA. Please read HACA’s Owner Notification of Rights and Obligations Under the Violence Against Women Act:

For more information on tenant rights, click here.

Lead-Based Paint Repair Program

The Alameda County Healthy Homes Department offers no cost lead paint repair funds for property owners in Alameda County.  Grants of up to $10,000 per housing unit rented to low-income families are available for Lead-Based Paint repairs.  To read more about how to qualify and to apply for these funds visit

Owner Obligations and Responsibilities Under the Lead Safe Housing Rule (LSHR)

You have certain obligations and responsibilities under the Lead Safe Housing Rule (LSHR). If a tenant informs you that a child in their household may have elevated blood lead levels or suspects that their unit contains lead-based paint hazards, you must contact HACA’s LSHR Coordinator immediately at (510) 727-8541. For more information, please click HERE.

Enrolling in Direct Deposit

The Housing Authority of the County of Alameda (“HACA”) has implemented Direct Deposit. We kindly ask that you complete our direct deposit form (click here) and return to HACA as soon as possible.  Please print legibly, complete all of the requested information and provide requested documents. While we will try our best to process your request as soon we receive it, it may take up to 30 days to pre-note and activate direct deposit.  Thank you.

Benefits of direct deposit include:

  • No more lost paper checks, saving time and money;
  • No more waiting for the mail carrier – checks are electronically deposited into your account on time;
  • Transactions are automatic and confidential, reducing the risk of someone to obtain your personal information;
  • It’s environmentally friendly and saves trees;
  • Access to detailed monthly statements with payment details through a secure website (more details to follow);  and
  • It’s free!

Thank you, as always, for your continued support of HACA’s Housing Choice Voucher Program.  We look forward to providing this enhanced service to our partners.

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