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Industry Advocacy and Representation

  • Thousands of bills are introduced each session that directly impact the industry:
    • Rent Control - Inspection Ordinances and Fee -
    • Sub-metering of utilities - Rent Escrow and Rent Withholding -
    • Room Occupancy Tax - Housing Production -
  • RHA/GBREB staff and contract lobbyists are your advocates on Beacon Hill and in front of regulatory agencies.The GBREB Government Affairs Committee gives RHA members a voice in shaping legislation and regulations affecting industry.
  • In-house legal counsel is available to members.

Programs & Events

  • Educational Programs & Seminars
    RHA holds programs focusing on industry issues, laws, regulations and other topics of primary importance to rental housing owners. RHA also provides National Apartment Association professional designation courses.
  • Annual Conference & Tradeshow
    This event brings together distinguished industry leaders to tackle today’s toughest issues. The newest products and services in the industry are showcased on the tradeshow floor, and outstanding educational programming is offered at all levels.
  • President’s Awards Dinner
    At RHA’s premier social engagement of the year, awards are presented in the areas of industry excellence and public service.
  • Social Events
    Throughout the year, members are brought together at Red Sox nights, golf outings, and membership networking socials.

Information Dissemination

  • News & Notes
    Timely issues concerning the rental housing industry.
  • Lapatin on the Law
    Expert legal counsel delivered monthly, as Attorney Phil Lapatin analyzes recent court decisions affecting property owners and managers.
  • Bay State Apartment Owner
    The official quarterly magazine of RHA, produced by The Warren Group, focuses exclusively on the rental housing industry.
  • RHA Website
    www.gbreb.com/rha provides information regarding job listings, RHA products, services, educational programs and social events.
  • GBREB Goverment Affairs Newsletter


  • Members receive discounts on forms.