September 2020 | The monthly e-newsletter of the Florida Apartment Association
What's New in the FAA
Mark your calendar to join us LIVE on 10/15/20 at 10 a.m. when FAA presents the 2020 FAA Annual Meeting as a virtual experience! This event is complimentary for all FAA members.

Special guest Sarah Thomas will deliver her keynote “Making My Mark: My Journey to Becoming the First NFL Official," and inspire YOU to make YOUR mark. Watch the video below for a sneak peek.
Be a part of FAA’s historic web-based experience which will include:
  • President Katie Wrenn's final FAA address as president
  • Incoming President Kimberly Maggard's inaugural address
  • The State of the Association address with Josh Gold
  • A celebration of our 2020 Leadership Lyceum graduates
  • And more!

The meeting and keynote address will be complimentary to all FAA members, and attendance will be eligible for 1.5 continuing education credits. Register now.
APAC Virtual Silent Auction Opens for Bidding October 1
In the face of sweeping eviction restrictions and potential increased regulation of the rental housing industry, the need for a financially strong Apartment Political Action Committee (APAC) has never been more critical. You can play an important role in helping FAA protect the apartment industry by participating in FAA's APAC Virtual Silent Auction.
Click here for a step-by-step bidding guide. From stunning Kate Spade handbags and Tiffany jewelry, to the hottest electronics, there is something on everyone's wishlist. Be sure to place your winning bid before the silent auction closes on October 15 at 5 p.m.
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2021 FAA Legislative Conference Registration Opens October 1
Registration will open October 1 for the 2021 FAA Legislative Conference, to be held February 1-3 in Tallahassee. Learn more.
A new report on compensation and benefits for multifamily professionals throught 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 featuring FAA suppliers showing off their spirit 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.
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
With the ongoing circumstances related to COVID-19, Apartmentalize in Dallas has been cancelled and will move to an entirely digital conference, APTvirtual. NAA has announced that this year's Apartmentalize will include a virtual component, APTvirtual. The in-person event will take place in conjunction with the Assembly of Delegates in Dallas, November 4-6. Learn more and register at
Four associations who serve the rental housing industry, with funding from leading property management software provider Yardi Systems (Yardi), are partnering to develop a comprehensive strategy to ensure the long-term success of the industry, both amid the COVID-19 pandemic and as the nation’s economy begins to recover. The Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM), National Apartment Association (NAA), National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC) and National Association of Residential Property Managers (NARPM) are combining their collective resources in this effort. Read more.
The National Apartment Association (NAA) has joined a lawsuit filed by the New Civil Liberties Alliance (NCLA), challenging the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) overreaching eviction moratorium order. The complaint, Richard Lee Brown, et al. v. Secretary Alex Azar, et al., includes several plaintiffs alongside NAA who have been directly and irreparably damaged by the CDC order and have faced significant economic damages. Read more.
Now more than ever, it is important to make the best budgeting and forecasting decisions for next year. The National Apartment Association (NAA) is releasing its 2020 Income & Expenses Survey, covering 2019 financials.The report will be available in late October, but pre-ordering your copy today, you will receive $50 off of the full report. Offer expires October 2, 2020Read more.
Supplier Updates
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 750,000 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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