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Protect the Industry and Support the Right to Rent



What is Right to Rent?

Through the Right to Rent, donations are collected from property management companies and allocated to protect travelers’ rights to choose the type of accommodation they want. It helps to protect the rights of property owners to rent their vacation homes and businesses’ rights to rent vacation properties.

Participating software (PMS systems) facilitate an add-on donation per guest booking realized, typically included as an administration or program fee within the reservation. These contributions will support the fight against unfair regulations, and to fund specific VRMA media and legislative outreach objectives, as well as data compilation and analysis to support further industry initiatives.

How does the Right to Rent program work?

Revenue generated will be shown on the participating company’s general ledger to the VRMA Right to Rent Fund as an ordinary month-end disbursement. The PMS system provides real-time reporting and tracking of all funds collected. Participating companies can also work directly with VRMA for additional ways to contribute, including sending checks or transferring money to the VRMA Right to Rent program.

What does the Right to Rent program fund?

The money raised through the Right to Rent program will strengthen VRMA’s efforts to advance and build a stronger advocacy presence for the vacation rental community through:

  • Professional Support: Providing professional support to vacation rental managers and property owners to defend their business against onerous regulations
  • Issue Tracking: Improving tracking of state and local regulations that may affect the vacation rental industry;
  • Response: Create greater efficiency in responding to legislative concerns when they arise
  • Lobbying: Working with state and local policymakers on policies that improve access to vacation rental properties
  • Communication: Helping industry stakeholders communicate the value of vacation rental properties as a driver of local economies
  • National Focus: Strengthening national VRMA Government Affairs efforts

See below to learn more about VRMA's advocacy efforts, including:

Right to Rent funds will be distributed based on the following split:

  • 40% National Issues: Funding national advocacy-related industry initiatives.
  • 40% Local/Regional Issues: Funding regulatory concerns in local area of donor concerns.
  • 20% Reserve: Funding crisis situations, including the multiple regulatory battles brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.

All funding is at the discretion of the VRMA and will be used solely for advocacy support and initiatives.

Please send checks directly to:

Lockbox 776296
350 East Devon Ave.
Itasca, IL 60143

*Include "Right to Rent" in the memo line. Email right-to-rent@vrma.org for more information.

The final allocation of Right to Rent funds will be decided by VRMA. Contributions, donations, and gifts to Right to Rent are not tax deductible. These funds directly support VRMA’s lobbying and advocacy efforts on behalf of the vacation and short-term rental industry. VRMA is a non-profit, tax-exempt, 501(c)(6) organization.