December 2020 | The monthly e-newsletter of the Florida Apartment Association
What's New in the FAA
The 2021 FAA winter governance meetings will take place virtually. All FAA members are welcome to attend any of the meetings except the Executive Council or Association Executives Council. You must log in as an FAA member and register for each meeting separately. Click on the title of each meeting in order to register:

A full list of events as well as links to register can be found at

Note: You must log in as an FAA member and register separately for each meeting or event. Learn more.
The 2021 FAA Legislative Conference will take place virtually, as a live, interactive broadcast on Wednesday, February 3, beginning at 1:30 p.m. The broadcast will include a briefing on FAA's legislative priorities for 2021, as well as an opportunity for attendees to ask questions. The priorities are:
  • Protect the Sadowski Affordable Housing Trust Fund and Rent Relief 
  • Establish COVID-19 Liability Protections for Housing Providers
  • Permit Affordable Housing Tax Incentives
  • Clarify Fire Radio System Requirements

Following the briefing and Q&A, attendees will break out into separate rooms to caucus with their affiliates regarding virtual meetings with legislators and legislative staff. The broadcast is complimentary to FAA members, but you must register by January 27 in order to receive a link to access the broadcast.
Note: You must log in as an FAA member to register for the complimentary briefing.
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A limited number of slots are still available for FAA members who are interested in leadership roles on the local or state level to step up and participate in the 2021 FAA Leadership Lyceum. All Leadership Lyceum nominations must come from the student's affiliate association executive. Registration is first come, first served and space is limited. Read more here and hear from Leadership Lyceum graduates here.

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A report on compensation and benefits for multifamily professionals throughout Florida is now available. The FAA 2020 Compensation and Benefits Report includes state data for all major job categories. Regional reports include data for each of FAA's 10 affiliate regions. Read more and purchase your copy today.
FAA Prepares to Celebrate 50th Anniversary
Next year marks the 50th anniversary of the Florida Apartment Association, and FAA staff are already planning how to celebrate the milestone. This photo is just one of many blasts from the past we'll be sharing with you in the coming months. Upload YOUR favorite photo blasts from the past here and we'll share as many as we can.

Photo submitted by Leslie DeMaio
As part of its commitment to keep members informed about issues that may affect you, your businesses, and your residents, the Florida Apartment Association is maintaining an online resource center regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. Resources include:
  • Executive orders issued by Gov. Ron DeSantis.
  • FAQs, best practices, and sample letters you can use to comply with these orders.
  • Information regarding new federal programs, including the Families First Coronavirus Relief Act; and the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act.
  • Local government activity in Florida related to COVID-19, such as court closures, suspensions of writs of possession, shelter-in-place orders, and curfews.
  • Links to government agencies and other resources.

Visit to view the most recent guidance from FAA.
From the NAA
Late Sunday, the president signed the coronovirus relief package passed by Congress on December 21. The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 is the first coronavirus relief package since the July expiration of many critical relief efforts, including enhanced unemployment benefits. Notably, the bill includes dedicated federal emergency rental assistance for the first time – a critical measure that helps housing providers pay their bills and keep our nation’s 40 million renters in their homes. Read more.
More and more states are adopting a broad framework of protections that shield businesses from civil liability claims resulting from customer or employee exposure to COVID-19. While the National Apartment Association is encouraged by the work of state lawmakers to support the revitalization of America’s economy and promote certainty, more can and should be done to protect businesses nationwide. NAA continues to advocate for a federal standard as outlined in the SAFE TO WORK Act. Read more. 
This week is the last chance to apply for NAA’s Diversity Leadership Program. This yearlong program provides 15 participants of diverse backgrounds the opportunity to develop as a leader in the rental housing industry. Gain leadership experience through mentoring and training. All applications are due by January 1, 2021.
Anticipation for the COVID-19 vaccine is quickly growing following the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) December 11 approval of an emergency use authorization for the first vaccine candidate. Healthcare workers across the country received the first doses just days later, but many in the apartment industry are questioning where their profession falls in the vaccine distribution plan. Read more.
Supplier Updates
2021 Prospectus Coming Soon
The 2021 Sponsorship Opportunities and Exhibitor Prospectus will be available at in early January.
The prospectus provides important information, whether you are a returning sponsor, longtime exhibitor, or exploring new ways to reach your best customer prospects in 2021.
Learn the benefits of becoming a medal-level sponsor as well as dates and other details to ensure you don't miss out.
The Florida Suppliers Council will meet via Zoom at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, February 1.
Mark your calendar and register now, then stay tuned for an agenda.
Plan now to celebrate the Florida Apartment Association's "Proud Past and Promising Future" at the 2021 FAA Annual Conference & Trade Show, October 13-15 at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. More details, including a link to the prospectus for exhibitors and sponsors, will be posted at as they become available.
Target FAA Members with Value-Added Website Ads
Members and nonmembers frequently visit for a wide range of information, including event updates, job postings, resources about the COVID-19 crisis, and so much more. For the remainder of 2020, if you purchase a website ad for a minimum of three months, you will get two additional months of exposure at no cost. Click to view details, or contact for more advertising opportunities.
FAA offers opportunities to reach prospects at events throughout the year. Learn more.
Upcoming Events
FAA is a federation of 10 local affiliates, representing more than 800,000 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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