What are the Benefits of being a member:

1.CREDIT CHECKING ON-LINE: On-line credit checking is available 24 hours a day 7 days a week (for members only). Training classes are held prior to monthly meetings. Learn about our partnership with National Tenant Network and their services.

2. MEETINGS: Monthly general membership dinner with educational programs and membership networking. Check our Events Calendar for current programs.

3. NEWSLETTER: The INSIDER is a monthly publication including timely articles, management tips, legislative activity and local, state, regional and national news affecting property owners.

4. RENTAL FORMS: Rental management forms, law books and many other resources are available to assist the rental property owner and property managers in administrating their rental properties legally and effectively.

5. COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT: SOROA members have served on the Board of Directors of the Jackson County Housing Authority and Josephine Housing and Development council. SOROA also supports organizations like the Dunn House and the Women’s Crisis Center of Grants Pass.

6. LEGISLATIVE: Active representation at the Oregon State Legislature to make landlord concerns heard with the lawmakers. Our ORHA Legislative Director collects our concerns and helps guide our ORHA paid lobbyist in ensuring that the landlords’ voice is a loud one. Legislative updates available to members only by email during Legislative sessions.

7. SEMINARS/EDUCATION: Ongoing courses on Landlord/tenant law and property management. View our Seminar schedule.

8. LEGAL ASSISTANCE: Attorneys on the Board of Directors give informal monthly updates at monthly dinner meetings and write articles for our newsletter.

9. OREGON RENTAL HOUSING ASSOCIATION: The ORHA is composed of 14 associations of which SOROA is one. Together we provide a powerful state wide organization. All are united in our goal of preserving the free enterprise system and protecting the property rights of rental housing owners.

10. MENTORING: SOROA has an active mentoring and helpline program that facilitates the professional growth for new, or less experienced members. Mentors act as a teacher to share their knowledge and experience in dealing with landlord and tenant issues. They will also help in problem solving by coaching and guiding the less experienced landlords or property managers toward a solution. Mentors do not dispense legal information! Mentors are not a substitute for obtaining professional and competent legal assistance form an attorney! Here is how to obtain mentoring assistance: Contact our SOROA office by calling 541-842-7676 (leave a message if necessary. Message must include name and contact phone number). Our Association Coordinator will then select a mentoring person from the authorized list of mentors and have that person contact you. Mentors will do their best to help the requester to a solution. The requester bears the final responsibility for action and the results.

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