February 2022 | The monthly e-newsletter of the Florida Apartment Association
What's New in FAA
FAA Mid-Session Legislative Update Call
Please join the Florida Apartment Association for a mid-session Legislative Update on February 18 at 3:30 p.m.

During this virtual meeting, FAA will discuss the status of the 2022 legislative priorities and other important legislation that is on the move. 

If you did not receive a calendar invite and would like to attend, email amanda@faahq.org.
The National Apartment Association's annual education conference, Apartmentalize, will take place June 22-24 in San Diego. Save $100 off the early bird member rate by purchasing your registration through FAA. More than 11,000 rental housing professionals, 550+ exhibitors, and 150+ speakers will gather to discuss solutions and explore trends within the multifamily industry. Learn more and register now.
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FAA's HR&A Study: Tax Discounts are a Critical Tool for Solving Florida's Affordable Housing Crisis
A study commissioned by the Florida Apartment Association finds property tax discounts will increase affordable housing stock and spur economic growth across Florida.

The FAA study finds a 25% tax discount for participating housing providers in the Miami area, for example, could enable an average of 1,250 affordable apartments per year for residents earning up to 60% of the area median household income, roughly $48,840. As a result, the Miami area would see approximately 424 new jobs, $20 million in increased earnings, and $52 million in increased economic activity annually.

The FAA study provides additional evidence in support of state legislation to authorize these types of local tax discounts. For more information, read a press release here, read the study here, or visit housingopportunityforall.com

Learn more about the legislation here.
From NAA
NAA’s 20 in their Twenties is a chance for influential and impactful rental housing professionals in their 20s to roar at the industry and showcase the power they’ve harnessed in it. Applications will open Monday, February 14 through Friday, March 18.

Do you know of an emerging leader that's 29 years or younger? Nominate them for NAA's 20 in their Twenties program by March 4, 2022.

NAA Launches Monthly Advocacy Video Update
NAA has launched The Minute Advocate – a monthly, quick-hit video that runs down all things advocacy, policy and regulation and what it means for you and your business. The video premieres each month in Apartment Advocate Pro and run across NAA’s social channels. Watch January’s Minute Advocate here.
While rent prices and occupancy remain high, so does inflation. The labor market is sparse and resignations continue. Here’s how some industry leaders are managing change. Read more from Units.
Supplier Updates
As a 2021 exhibitor at the FAA Annual Conference & Trade Show, you have the opportunity to purchase an exhibit booth on Wednesday, March 2, 2022. That means you can ensure YOUR place in the exhibit hall more than two weeks before exhibit space opens to suppliers who did not exhibit last year. (Note: Committed 2022 medal-level sponsors will select before 2021 exhibitors.)

CLICK HERE to carefully review your company's contact information and email any changes to melanie@faahq.org no later than Friday, February 25. 

FAA offers opportunities to reach prospects at events throughout the year, including a new advertising opportunity now available on the supplier directory. Learn more.
Upcoming Events
FAA is a federation of nine local affiliates, representing more than 880,000 apartment homes in Florida. All community, management company, and supplier members in good standing of a local affiliate are automatically members of FAA and NAA.

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