The California Apartment Association (CAA) is the nation’s largest statewide trade association representing owners, investors, developers, managers and suppliers of apartment communities. Since 1941, CAA has been dedicated to protecting its members’ investments through political advocacy in the halls of state and local government, assisting them to comply with new laws and regulations through knowledge and information and educating members on emerging trends, legal issues, risk management and best business practices. California’s most successful property management companies, developers, real estate investment trusts, and thousands of individual independent apartment owners belong to CAA. With more than 17,000 members, representing more than 50,000 owners and industry professionals, CAA is the most respected voice of the multi-family industry in the state.
We represent the ethical members of the rental housing industry in all aspects of government affairs within the State of California and we provide information, products and services which contribute to the success of their businesses.
We, the members of the California Apartment Association, recognize our ethical duties to the communities of which we are a part. Being ever mindful of the increasing role of the rental housing industry in providing homes, we have united ourselves for the purpose of improving the services and conditions of the rental housing industry. Therefore we adopt this Code of Ethics as our guide in dealing with all people and encourage all members of the rental housing industry to abide by these ethical principles.
We, the members of the California Apartment Association, support the spirit and intent of all local, state, and federal fair housing laws for all residents without regard to color, race, religion, sex, marital status, mental or physical disability, age, familial status, sexual orientation, or national origin.
We believe that equal opportunity can best be accomplished through effective leadership, education, and the mutual cooperation of owners, managers, and the public.
Therefore, as members of the California Apartment Association, we agree to abide by the following provisions of this Code for Equal Housing Opportunity:
Download the CAA Code of Ethics, CAA Code for Equal Housing Opportunity and the Resident Bill of Rights.
1943 - Incorporated by 10 property owners as California Apartment Conference
1945 - Began conducting Education Conferences throughout the State
1980 - Adopts Code of Equal Housing Opportunity
1981 - Adopts Code of Ethics
1990 - Hires First Full Time lobbyist employee
1993 - Creates Legal Action Fund
1994 - Hires additional lobby staff
1995 - In conjunction with CHC, REALTORS and Builders successfully passes Costa-Hawkins to limit local rent control
1998 - CAA begins information center with background papers and issue insights
2001 - CAA Website launched
2007 - CAA Hires Political Director
2009 - CAA Legal Fund wins rent control challenge in Santa Cruz
2009 - CAA creates Rental Housing Against Higher Taxes to battle split roll
2010 - CAA Website redesigned