August 2022 | The monthly e-newsletter of the Florida Apartment Association
What's New in FAA
FAA Files Lawsuit to Fight Rent Control in Orange County
Last week, despite feedback from experts and professionals in the rental housing industry, the Orange County Commission voted to move a fundamentally flawed rent control measure to the general election ballot. In response to this violation of state law, on Monday, FAA filed a swift legal challenge alongside the Florida Realtors seeking to prevent Orange County's rent control measure from advancing to the November ballot
Throughout several workshops, FAA and even the county's own hired experts pointed out the realities of Florida law and the fact that Orange County's proposal failed to meet the high bar established under statute. It is unfortunate that a majority of the Orange County Commission disregarded the law and instead moved to place this measure on the ballot. Read more in the Orlando Sentinel.

FAA will keep members informed as the legal and other processes unfold. In the meantime, if you have any questions or concerns about FAA's advocacy efforts, please contact [email protected] or [email protected]
Multifamily Florida Recognized at FMA's 2022 Charlie Awards
At the Florida Magazine Association's 2022 Charlie Awards, FAA's Mulifamily Florida took home bronze awards for Best Writing: Column (FAA Update, Josh Gold) and Best Overall: Writing, as well as a silver award for Best Overall: Magazine.
Register Online for FAA Annual Conference & Trade Show
Register online for the 2022 FAA Annual Conference & Trade Show before midnight, September 14. After that date, registration will only be available on-site, and all prices will increase $50. Learn more at and then register here.
The annual meeting of the membership of the Florida Apartment Association shall take place concurrently with the FAA Board of Directors Meeting on September 28 at 10 a.m. in the Atlantic Ballroom 3 at the Diplomat Beach Resort, 3555 S Ocean Drive, Hollywood, FL 33019. This notice is hereby given more than 30 days in advance of the meeting in compliance with FAA Bylaws Article VIII, Section 2, and Article XIV, Section 2.
The Board of Directors will elect officers to the FAA Executive Committee. The nominating committee will present the following slate:  
President: Jimmy Chestnut (BAAA)
Vice President: Ricardo Alicea (AAGO)
Treasurer: Keri Walker Pfeifer (SEFAA)
Secretary: Jordan Petras (BAAA) 
Space may be limited, therefore, registration is requested. Register now.
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While Miya's Law was passed and signed into law earlier this year, it won't be enforceable until 2023; Amanda White explained what tenants can do protect themselves now.

Read more from Click Orlando.
From NAA
How rental housing organizations are managing employee recruitment and retention, as well as addressing the evolving expectations of their staffs, amid an era of record workforce resignations. 

Read more from units.
REWIND: Order Recorded Sessions from Apartmentalize
Apartmentalize was a brilliant reunion and big success, and you can still gain many of the insights and perspectives that were shared in this year’s illuminating education sessions! Order Apartmentalize REWIND on Visto and you’ll receive video & audio recordings of 88 sessions with PowerPoint-synced audio (24 sessions also include video) and earn up to eight continuing education credits (CECs). Order Now
Supplier Updates
The fall meeting of the FAA Florida Suppliers Council will take place Wednesday, September 28 at 9 a.m. in the Atlantic Ballroom 1 & 2 meeting rooms at the Diplomat Beach Resort, 3555 S Ocean Dr Hollywood, FL 33019. New FSC officers will be elected. Space is limited and registration is requested. Register now.

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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