Why We Like Housing Provider Rather Than Landlord

Posted By: Tim Hatley Government,

Over the past several years we have seen rental property owners, rental property managers, and us here at RHAWA, moving away from the use of the term “landlord” and substituting with “housing providers.”  

To many, the term “housing provider” embodies a more inclusive and comprehensive approach to accommodation.  Unlike the term “landlord” which implies a primarily transactional relationship – and at times negative connotations – centered around rent collection  “a housing provider” takes on a broader role.  Housing providers are not just responsible for collecting rent but also for ensuring the well-being and satisfaction of their tenants.  This shift in terminology reflects a more personal commitment to fostering positive living environments and building strong communities.   

Furthermore, housing providers are often more attuned to the diverse needs of modern tenants.  In an increasingly dynamic and fast-paced world, traditional rental arrangements may not always meet the evolving needs of tenants.  Housing providers are more flexible in their approach, offering a range of housing options such as co-living spaces, furnished apartments, and perhaps more flexible lease terms to accommodate different lifestyles and preferences.  This adaptability reflects a commitment to meeting the changing needs of tenants in a rapidly evolving housing market.  

Another key difference between housing providers and landlords lies in their approach to social responsibility and community engagement.  While landlords may view their properties solely as financial assets, housing providers see themselves as stakeholders in the communities they serve.  They actively engage with local residents, support community initiatives, and contribute to community development projects.  By fostering a sense of belonging and social cohesion, housing providers play a vital role in creating vibrant and sustainable communities.

Housing providers represent a modern and progressive approach to accommodation that prioritizes tenant satisfaction, community engagement, and social responsibility. Shifting away from the landlord to the housing provider illustrates our commitment to the creation of more inclusive, sustainable, and vibrant communities.