The association started with about forty original member companies and chose an initial board of directors from 16  Today, the association has about 350 member companies representing about 10,400 stores in the 50 states, Mexico and Canada. Rent to own serves 4.8 million customers at any time of the year.  Many families dream of having their own home. After all, it`s part of the American dream. Or any person in all countries. A popular way to realize this dream is to enter into a lease. This is a store where you rent a property that you will buy later. A lease is a written contract between two parties – the owner of the property (the seller) and the tenant (the buyer) who rents the property. . . .