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Holiday Giving Update

Posted by Membership on 11/16/2011 02:45:48 PM

Members helping those in need provided a family with a Christmas they will never forget.

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Survey on Federal Pool Safety Laws

Posted by Legislative on 11/16/2011 10:47:47 AM

HAA/NAA members, take action before Nov. 28 to share your comments regarding federal pool safety regulations.

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An Idea Worth Supporting

Posted by Legislative on 11/15/2011 07:20:13 AM

Vote to support this idea! The US government is considering an idea to limit the reviews of excellent federally assisted housing communities.

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Go Green Community Program

Posted by Legislative on 11/14/2011 08:34:02 PM

In honor of "Houston Recycles Day," HAA and the City of Houston kick off a new program to encourage recycling in multifamily communities.

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Election Recap

Posted by Legislative on 11/9/2011 10:09:57 AM

A quick look at how the HAABGF's endorsed candidates did in the Nov. 8 elections.

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Chili Winners

Posted by Legislative on 11/1/2011 02:24:52 PM

The 2011 Chili Cookoff was full of spicy bites and spooktacular costumes! Check out the list of winners from the event.

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HAA Receives TAA Recognition

Posted by 43149_CMS_USER on 10/28/2011 02:04:55 PM

Last week at the Texas Apartment Association Fall Board Meeting, HAA was recognized with a "Community Service Star."

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2012 Internships at HAA

Posted by Legislative on 10/28/2011 10:05:29 AM

Calling all College/University Students and Recent Grads... Do you want to intern at HAA?  Check out our 2012 opportunities.

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Storm Drain Cover Thefts!

Posted by Legislative on 10/28/2011 07:51:56 AM

We've heard reports from an HAA member who works with several properties that storm drain covers are going missing at apartment communities. 

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Election Season is Here!

Posted by Legislative on 10/24/2011 09:06:11 AM

Today, October 24, marks the first day of early voting. Check out links to voting locations in all of HAA's 12 counties!

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Endorsed Candidates

Posted by Legislative on 8/19/2011 04:31:23 PM

The Houston Apartment Association Better Government Fund has endorsed a number of candidates in the upcoming City of Houston elections on November 8.

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Rent Check Thefts!

Posted by Legislative on 8/18/2011 03:24:45 PM

Summer is prime time for thefts of rent checks from apartment community drop boxes.  Take these steps to help deter crime and educate your residents about this danger.

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Smoke Detectors for Hearing Impaired

Posted by Legislative on 8/11/2011 01:35:09 PM

Did you know that renters with hearing impairments can request visual smoke detectors from their manager?  The smoke detector must be installed at the owner's expense.

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Electricity Cut-Offs

Posted by Legislative on 8/11/2011 09:30:33 AM

Check out the Texas law that disallows disconnection of electricity by a landlord for non payment of rent.

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HAA Members Linking In

Posted by 43149_CMS_USER on 8/5/2011 12:51:15 PM

The HAA Group on Linked In has reached a milestone...250 members!  Check out our newest group member here!

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A/C Repairs

Posted by Legislative on 8/1/2011 10:44:52 AM

Check out tips for understanding your apartment's A/C service and tips for keeping cool during this HOT summer!

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Call to Action - Carried Interest

Posted by Legislative on 7/17/2011 03:05:32 PM

Urge Congress to oppose a carried interest tax hike in debt limit negotiations!

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Apartment Access Gates

Posted by Legislative on 7/17/2011 02:57:59 PM


Recently, a television station reported about a woman who died as a result of a crushing injury caused at an apartment community access gate. Read below for information for managers and renters on access gates. 

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My First Time Recruiting

Posted by Legislative on 7/17/2011 02:46:56 PM

We asked a first time recruiter, Matt Nunn of Belfor, about his experiences with the Houston Apartment Association Membership Campaign this year.  Here are his answers to our questions...

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Sandstone Apt Wins Beautification Award

Posted by Legislative on 6/20/2011 04:13:07 PM

On Wednesday, July 6, 2011, the Pasadena Chamber of Commerce presented the Renovation of the Month Beautification Award to Sandstone Apartments for its recent exterior and interior renovations.   

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Industry Achievement Award Winners

Posted by Membership on 6/16/2011 10:15:33 AM

Congratulations to all our nominees and these award winners! Over 900 members attended the awards presentation last night and recognized over 180 award nominees along with 75 individuals who have earned their NALP, CAM, CAPS and CAS designations.

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Industry Achievement Award Nominees

Posted by Membership on 6/3/2011 03:14:10 PM

Congratulations to our 2011 Industry Achievement Award Nominees

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Business Exchange Registration Open!

Posted by Legislative on 6/2/2011 10:59:05 AM

Its like speed dating for new clients.  Suppliers, don't miss out!

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New Fire Survey Guide

Posted by Legislative on 5/27/2011 02:22:18 PM

Download this handy guide from the City of Houston for a fire safety checklist and sample forms for residents.  It is completely FREE.

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HUD to Host Townhall on Housing Discrimination

Posted by Legislative on 5/27/2011 12:52:32 PM

The US Department of Housing and Urban Development is hosting a townhall meeting on June 9 at 10 a.m. regarding "equity, opportunity and housing discrimination" in Houston.

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CPSC Recalls Pool Drain Covers

Posted by Membership on 5/27/2011 07:51:10 AM

The Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced that a pool drain manufacturer has recalled some drain covers that may cause an entrapment risk.

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Arson Suspect Information

Posted by 43149_CMS_USER on 5/26/2011 08:13:41 AM

The Houston Fire Department has released a description of the arson suspect and vehicle sought in connection with a string of recent fires at apartments and homes

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HAA Names Inductee to Hall of Fame

Posted by Legislative on 5/25/2011 01:56:38 PM

Congratulations are in order for longtime Houston Apartment Association board member and past president Darlene Guidry!

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Houston Drainage Fee

Posted by Legislative on 5/18/2011 07:12:51 AM

The City of Houston's new drainage fee goes into effect on July 1.  This post contains links to helpful information for multifamily property owners.

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HAA raises $11,000 for NAAPAC

Posted by Legislative on 4/28/2011 11:05:53 AM

On Wednesday, April 27, the Houston Apartment Association hosted a wine tasting fundraiser to benefit the National Apartment Association Political Action Committee.

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Obama tells FB friends about Renting

Posted by Legislative on 4/21/2011 12:49:56 PM

President Obama talks about renting and why this is better option for some people. Read about the benefits of renting versus owning.

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Lake Jackson Apartment Ordinance Finalized

Posted by Legislative on 4/21/2011 12:35:42 PM

After weeks of hard work, Lake Jackson's Apartment Ordinance is finalized. HAA would like to extend their gratitude to those who helped in this process.

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50 Largest Apartment Firms Announced

Posted by Legislative on 4/19/2011 02:32:59 PM

The National Multi Family Council has released their annual list of the 50 largest apartment owners and 50 largest apartment managers.

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HBJ Honors HAA Members

Posted by Legislative on 4/19/2011 11:19:41 AM

HAA members' projects are recognized at the Houston Business Journal Landmark Awards Ceremony.

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Apartment Splash Program

Posted by Legislative on 4/14/2011 10:41:02 AM

Promote water safety in your community pool. Register your property for the Apartment Splash Program.

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Now Accepting Nominations

Posted by Legislative on 4/12/2011 02:30:54 PM

It is now easier than ever to nominate your company's finest for the Industry Achievement Awards. Find out how to nominate online!

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Call for Interns!

Posted by 43149_CMS_USER on 4/11/2011 02:22:49 PM

HAA has internships available for Summer/Winter 2011. Seeking students interested in gaining valuable experience in Public Affairs, Resident Relations, Special Events and Communications.

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News From Resident Credit Reporting

Posted by Legislative on 4/11/2011 01:12:16 PM

RCR expands its reach by partnering with two Houston area management districts. Read about RCR and how this service can help you.

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In the Spotlight(2)

Posted by Legislative on 4/7/2011 01:05:39 PM

In this month's issue of ABODE we learn how HAA supplier member and Ambassador Todd Bennett, THS Texas, has seen his company grow after only a few years of membership.

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April Pools Day

Posted by Legislative on 4/5/2011 12:03:56 PM

Council Member Wanda Adams and HAA President Kim Small attended the annual April Pools Day Press Event.

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Email Safety from HAA

Posted by Legislative on 4/5/2011 11:24:30 AM

In light of recent news stories about email breaches, we want you to know that your email is safe with HAA. Here is more information about our email policies.

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2011 Maintenance Mania Winners

Posted by Legislative on 3/24/2011 02:48:51 PM

More than 450 HAA members gathered yesterday at the 5th annual Maintenance Mania event. Check out who is the fastest among Houston's Maintenance Techs.

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FREE Conference Call for Independent Owners

Posted by 43149_CMS_USER on 3/9/2011 02:47:59 PM

Best Practices Conference Call scheduled for April 20 NAA's Independent Rental Owner Committee (IROC) will be hosting a "Problem Sharing and Problem Solving".

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Lake Jackson Ordinance - UPDATE

Posted by Legislative on 3/9/2011 01:58:22 PM

New information from the City of Lake Jackson regarding a proposed  ordinance that will affect the apartment industry.

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Tree Planted in Honor of Kim Small

Posted by Legislative on 3/9/2011 11:02:09 AM

A tree was  planted in her honor of Kim Small on the property of the Houston Apartment Association/Houston Apartment Foundation today.

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HAA Night with the Aeros

Posted by Legislative on 3/7/2011 01:35:29 PM

HAA members get a discount for the Houston Aero's game on March 25th! Come join us for fun on the ice!

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Get Reel Winner Announced!

Posted by Legislative on 3/7/2011 01:06:39 PM

HAA member, Caszell Morris is the winner of the "Get Reel" Video Challenge.  Check out his winning entry!

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In the Spotlight

Posted by Legislative on 3/2/2011 01:51:16 PM

Read about HAA member, Diane Gilbert and her thoughts on being an HAA member in this Q&A.

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HAA Member Expands Operations

Posted by 43149_CMS_USER on 3/1/2011 10:43:48 AM

Redi Carpet announces its new acquisition.

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Donate to Victims of Seabrook Apartment Fire

Posted by Legislative on 2/28/2011 04:05:04 PM

An account has been set up for those affected by the fire at the Emerald Shores Apartments.  Check out this post for information on how you can help.

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March is Red Cross Month!

Posted by 43149_CMS_USER on 2/28/2011 02:17:20 PM

Find out ways you can help the Red Cross.

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Career Night

Posted by Legislative on 2/28/2011 01:44:56 PM

HAA hosts Career Night For HCC Students.

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Water Billing FAQ's

Posted by Legislative on 2/15/2011 08:32:40 AM

New, frequently asked questions about water billing are answered here!

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HAAM Events

Posted by Legislative on 2/14/2011 03:11:25 PM

Help support the Humble Area Assistance Ministries by attending their fun family events.

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Demolition of a Nuisance

Posted by Legislative on 2/7/2011 02:05:08 PM

Demolition of the property known as The Gables of Inwood was started today, marking the end of an eyesore. 

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Meet Our New Friend...Ashley!

Posted by Legislative on 2/1/2011 02:30:37 PM

Learn about our 1000th Facebook friend.

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Notice for Houston Properties

Posted by Legislative on 2/1/2011 08:27:23 AM

Did you know that the City of Houston's Apartment Inspection Ordinance requires signage to be posted to notify residents of contact information for authorities?

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Red Cross Teaches CPR/AED Use

Posted by Legislative on 1/31/2011 01:40:33 PM

Red Cross offers CPR and AED training February 12th.

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Legislative Conferences in Austin and D.C.

Posted by Legislative on 1/17/2011 03:14:35 PM

Make your voice heard! Attend the legislative conferences in Austin and D.C.

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Rebate for Water Conservation

Posted by Legislative on 1/17/2011 02:27:49 PM

Register for the Water Conservation Rebate Program.

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Members Partner to Create “Resident Events”

Posted by 43149_CMS_USER on 1/17/2011 10:13:39 AM

Multifamily Insiders and Apartment Life have created a free site for property managers to find and share apartment party ideas.

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Freezing Weather Tips for Managers

Posted by Legislative on 1/11/2011 08:50:36 AM

Communicate cold weather precautions with your residents.  Check out these tips and share them.

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