Preventing Mold Overgrowth

As pervasive as mold growth is, there are ways to prevent it. - Written by Todd Avenarius - Posted May 9, 2017

Preventing Mold Overgrowth

Mold problems can be incredibly expensive to repair, sometimes requiring entire rooms being torn down to the studs. Certain types of mold can cause illnesses from skin irritation to obstructive lung disease. What is truly frightening about mold is how easily it grows. One study from the University of Arizona showed that 100% of the homes it tested showed positive for mold. Yes, 100% of homes! While that may not be the case everywhere, it shows just how common mold growth is. If mold is so pervasive, how do we prevent it? Mold Audit Your...

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Children & Fair Housing

How to avoid setting rental policies that unfairly target children. - Written by Angie Watson-Hajjem - Posted May 9, 2017

Children & Fair Housing

Back in the 70’s there was a popular Saturday morning television program called “Kids Are People Too” that I enjoyed. The message implied by the title of this program is especially true in rental housing: children, along with their families, have a right to equal access to housing. The Federal Fair Housing Amendments Act of 1988 made it illegal to deny housing to families with children. Before 1988, housing providers throughout much of the United States could legally prohibit families with children from renting their properties. It is rare in...

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Another Job Well Done in Sacramento

Thanks to EBRHA’s lobbying team for another successful Legislative Day. - Written by Ron Kingston - Posted May 9, 2017

Another Job Well Done in Sacramento

On April 5, EBRHA members and leadership joined with leaders of other independent California Rental Housing Association (CalRHA) affiliates to meet with their legislators in Sacramento to discuss several important bills of special interest to owners and managers of residential rental housing. The largely unspoken underlying theme, of course, is what legislative action may be taken to address the obvious and growing California housing shortage. There are too few homes for too many people with too few private or public resources to address...

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