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Ascension Fall Festival

Posted by Legislative on 11/27/2012 09:47:16 AM

Ascension Commercial Real Estate, in partnership with local businesses in the Greenspoint area, organized the “Haunted Chambers of City View Central and Fall Festival” in late October.

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Over $100 Million for Homeless Housing

Posted by Legislative on 11/27/2012 09:34:54 AM

On Wednesday, November 21, Mayor Parker and the Houston Housing Authority (HHA) announced a plan to add over 1,000 units of housing for homeless Houstonians over the next two years.

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HAA Members Support Camp Hope

Posted by Legislative on 11/20/2012 03:28:38 PM

In support of local soldiers suffering from PTSD, HAA members and friends showed their support at Camp Hope's open house on November 14th.

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Fire Department Permit Letter

Posted by Legislative on 11/20/2012 01:07:02 PM

HFD reminder letter about permits for monitored alarm systems

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Presto Maintenance Toys for Tots

Posted by Legislative on 11/20/2012 11:49:19 AM

Presto Maintenance will be one of the official drop offs for the Marine Corps Reserves Toys for Tots drive this holiday season.

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TCR Food Drive

Posted by Legislative on 11/16/2012 03:56:14 PM

HAA Member Trammel Crow Residential asked us to share the following information regarding their annual Thanksgiving Food Drive.

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Deck the Halls Resident Recognition

Posted by Membership on 11/6/2012 04:39:59 PM

The holiday season is full of joy, happiness and a time to rejoice and celebrate with our loved ones. Do you have a resident living in your community that may not be as fortunate?

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Affordable Housing Developments

Posted by Legislative on 11/2/2012 09:42:23 AM

HHA is looking for developers for with experience in low-income housing projects and large/small scale mixed-use developments.

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Camp Hope Open House

Posted by Legislative on 11/1/2012 11:40:15 AM

Camp Hope will be holding an open house Wednesday, November 14th.

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2012 Chilifest Winners

Posted by Legislative on 11/1/2012 11:28:05 AM

Congrats to all of our winners, and thanks to everyone that came out and made Chilifest a success!

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Food Drive Begins

Posted by Membership on 11/1/2012 10:43:56 AM

HAA's annual holiday food drive begins today! Click for more info on how to participate.

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HCDD Hearing

Posted by Legislative on 10/30/2012 02:30:01 PM

The Housing and Community Development Department (HCDD) is conducting a public hearing for federal entitlement grants.

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Pavecon 20th Anniversary

Posted by Legislative on 10/26/2012 09:23:57 AM

Pavecon recently celebrated 20 years in business.

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HAA New Members

Posted by Membership on 10/24/2012 03:54:33 PM

Take a look at all of our new members for 2012

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3rd Annual Multifamily Summit

Posted by Legislative on 10/23/2012 10:57:01 AM

The Houston Apartment Association is cosponsoring the 3rd Annual Houston Multifamily Summit, to be held Friday, November 16 at the JW Marriott.  

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Updated Renter Resources

Posted by Legislative on 10/19/2012 11:52:39 AM

HAA has an updated resource page for renters! Our Common Questions page can provide insight into frequently asked about topics such as breaking a lease, towing and security deposits.

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TENiFY and HAA Partnership

Posted by Legislative on 10/19/2012 09:42:10 AM

TENiFY and HAA team up to bring imageTexting to the Houston apartment marketplace.

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National Window Covering Safety Month

Posted by Legislative on 10/12/2012 11:43:45 AM

October is National Window Covering Safety Month - click to educate yourself!

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List of Endorsed Candidates

Posted by Legislative on 9/27/2012 12:53:16 PM

The following is a list of candidates endorsed by HAABGF, TAAPAC and NAAPAC at the local, state and federal levels. Please keep these candidates in mind as you head to the polls!

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Visual Smoke Detectors

Posted by Legislative on 9/10/2012 09:48:31 AM

The City of Houston is giving away FREE visual smoke alarms to residents, including renters, who qualify. Download flyers for your resident and a free lease addendum here.

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HAA's Katrina Response

Posted by Legislative on 8/27/2012 04:30:07 PM

Looking back at the housing program that was set up in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, just seven years ago.

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Another Potential Scam

Posted by Legislative on 8/3/2012 01:30:49 PM

Avoid potential scams like this one by only using trusted vendors.

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New Resource Page

Posted by Legislative on 7/25/2012 12:15:47 PM

HAA has created a resource page covering the effects the proposed changes to the City's drought ordinance would have on the multifamily industry.

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Water Conservation Task Force

Posted by Legislative on 7/25/2012 10:17:27 AM

HAA's Andy Teas is appointed to the newly created Water Conservation Task Force.

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HAA Offers FREE Volunteer Instructor Training

Posted by Education on 7/11/2012 12:53:39 PM

Interested in sharing your expertise with HAA but don't know where to start? Join us for a FREE program July 25th, Getting Comfortable at the Head of the Class. 

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Runoff Elections

Posted by Legislative on 7/5/2012 03:40:41 PM

Runoff elections for contested primary elections are drawing near.  Early voting begins July 23 and runs through July 27.   Please remember these endorsed candidates when you head to the polls. 

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Proposed Eviction Rule Changes

Posted by 43149_CMS_USER on 7/5/2012 01:58:17 PM

A supreme court advisory court is meeting to discuss potential changes to the way Justice of the Peace courts' rules are established in Texas.

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It's the Law Luncheon

Posted by Legislative on 6/29/2012 02:13:50 PM

Join HAA Legal Counsel, Howard Bookstaff, for lunch with a guest panel of JP Judges: Judge Williams, Precinct 5, Place 2; Judge Adams, Precinct 4, Place 1; and Judge Green, Precinct 7, Place 1.

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Lifetime Achievement Award

Posted by Legislative on 6/26/2012 12:19:00 PM

Ken Bohan, president and CEO of the Liberty Group, is the latest recipient of HAA's Lifetime Achievement Award.

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Together Against the Weather

Posted by Legislative on 6/26/2012 10:01:37 AM

As hurricane season gets into full swing, it's important to have a preparedness plan in place. Check out hurricane tips and resources and www.safeinmyplace.com and www.togetheragainsttheweather.com for individuals with access and functional support needs.

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2012 Honors Awards Winners

Posted by Legislative on 6/13/2012 04:13:31 PM

Thanks to the sponsors and 1000+ attendees of the 2012 Houston Apartment Association's Honors Awards last night. Congratulations to all of the winners!

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GreenHouse Village Grand Opening

Posted by Legislative on 6/11/2012 08:00:06 AM

A new HAA member property is hosting a grand opening on Monday, June 11 at Noon.

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Potential Scam

Posted by Legislative on 6/8/2012 01:41:53 PM

Avoid potential scams like this one by only using trusted vendors.

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Summer A/C Repairs

Posted by Legislative on 6/6/2012 04:07:58 PM

Tips on A/C repairs and requests for summer in Texas.

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Swimming Pool Regs

Posted by Legislative on 6/6/2012 03:20:31 PM

For multifamily communities, the beginning of summer provides an invaluable opportunity to ensure that their pools are up to code.  Here are resources to help managers in that effort.

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TAA's Neighbors CARE Program

Posted by Legislative on 5/22/2012 04:23:34 PM

TAA urges members to participate in its "Neighbors CARE" program and combat heat related injuries.

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2012 YMCA Water Wise

Posted by Legislative on 5/22/2012 04:19:48 PM

YMCA Water Wise is a multifaceted awareness program aimed at preventing summer drownings that includes free swim lessons at area apartment communities.

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Election News and Endorsements

Posted by Legislative on 5/18/2012 02:57:02 PM

Early voting has begun for the 2012 Primaries. Vote today or on election day May 29, 2012 (the day after Memorial Day). Please remember these endorsed candidates when you head to the polls.

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Summer Swim Safety

Posted by Legislative on 5/11/2012 04:20:54 PM

Sign your property up for the 2012 Summer Water Wise Apartment Splash program with the YMCA of Greater Houston, now!

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Midnight Madness

Posted by Legislative on 5/10/2012 09:10:07 AM

Several HAA member companies are supporting a fundraiser to benefit a disabled child.  The event will be held at the new Sugar Land Skeeters Stadium.

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Sports Challenge Winners

Posted by Legislative on 5/9/2012 10:32:12 AM

Check out the results of our 2012 All Star Sports Challenge. We had 30 teams participate and raised close to $18,000 that we will donate to the Alliance of Community Assistance Ministries. 

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Flood the Hill on May 9

Posted by 43149_CMS_USER on 5/7/2012 01:51:23 PM

With the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) set to expire on May 31, Congress must once again race against the clock to complete work on legislation to reauthorize this critical program.

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Rockwell Announces Grand Opening

Posted by 43149_CMS_USER on 5/3/2012 09:17:42 AM

Rockwell Management announces the grand opening of the Reserve at White Oak following a $12 million renovation.

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Houston Water Bill Crackdown

Posted by Legislative on 5/3/2012 09:08:33 AM

The City of Houston announced today that they will begin implementing enhanced collection tactics for properties with delinquent water bills.

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Arrests of Check Fraudsters

Posted by Legislative on 4/26/2012 10:37:51 AM

HAA would like to thank area law enforcement for the hard work and investigation that led to the arrest of more than 40 suspects on April 25 believed to have stolen checks and money orders from apartment communities.

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Reasons to Rent

Posted by Legislative on 4/26/2012 09:24:05 AM

Houston rental options are affordable and advantageous to renters.

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Camp Hope Grand Opening

Posted by Legislative on 4/18/2012 10:16:42 AM

Grand Opening of Camp Hope will be held May 19, 2012.

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Houston Housing Authority Receives High Performance Honor

Posted by Legislative on 4/18/2012 09:33:20 AM

The Houston Housing Authority (HAA) has been deemed a High Performer by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

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2012 Maintenance Mania Winners

Posted by Education on 4/12/2012 03:02:26 PM

The sixth annual Maintenance Mania Competition event was held yesterday, April 11th, at the Sam Houston Raceway Park.  Over 500 competitors and spectators came out to enjoy a full day dedicated to the celebration of HAA's maintenance and service professionals.

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Calling All Interns!

Posted by Legislative on 4/12/2012 08:51:42 AM

Looking for a quality internship? Check out the opportunities available.

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Bedbug Resources Available in Spanish

Posted by Legislative on 4/12/2012 08:01:41 AM

Bedbug resources are now offered in Spanish.

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HAA Sports Challenge

Posted by Legislative on 4/3/2012 10:41:23 AM

The HAA Sports Challenge kicks off May 4 and will raise money to benefit underprivileged children with school supplies.

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Volunteers Needed

Posted by Legislative on 3/30/2012 10:38:50 AM

Texans Together seeks volunteers to build a playground at The Mint.

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Fail-proof Social Media

Posted by Legislative on 3/29/2012 09:56:02 AM

Having trouble setting goals for your social media plan? Houston Apartment Association member, Brent Williams, gives us insight on steps we can use to implement a successful social media plan.

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ADA Pool Rule Extension

Posted by Legislative on 3/27/2012 08:51:18 AM

The Justice Department announces that the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design goes into effect 3/15/2012.

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March Member Madness

Posted by 43149_CMS_USER on 3/23/2012 03:03:51 PM

To get ready for our Membership Drive Campaign, we take a closer look at Claude Arnold, 2011 Go-Getter of the Year.


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What's Your Story? Red Cross Wants to Know!

Posted by Legislative on 3/9/2012 10:20:49 AM

March is celebrate Red Cross Month, and this year they are focusing on the incredible achievements of their supporters! Share your story here.

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March is Red Cross Fire Prevention Month

Posted by 43149_CMS_USER on 3/5/2012 01:10:02 PM

24 hours a day, 7 days a week, Red Cross staff and volunteers are on call to help families affected by fire and other disasters.

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Put Your Property in the Spotlight!

Posted by Membership on 2/24/2012 10:31:39 AM

The 2012 Honors call for nominations is open and the deadline to enter is April 5, 2012.

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Maximize Advocacy ROI at 2012 Capitol Conference

Posted by 43149_CMS_USER on 2/24/2012 08:16:31 AM

The Capitol Conference is the only time every year when apartment industry members arrive in Washington, D.C., to tell their members of Congress face-to-face how federal legislation could impact them and their businesses.

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My Brother’s Keeper Outreach Center

Posted by Legislative on 2/7/2012 08:00:33 AM

My Brother's Keeper Outreach Center seeks to help the working family. Beginning February 2012, they will start opening evening hours on the 4th Tuesday of each month.

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Tax Preparation Assistance

Posted by Legislative on 2/7/2012 07:38:12 AM

Looking for free tax preparation assistance? Neighborhood Tax Centers, a program of Neighborhood Centers Inc., provides absolutely FREE, quality tax preparation for hardworking families of Houston.  

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HAA's First Ever Property Awards

Posted by Membership on 1/27/2012 08:13:05 AM

Nominate your team members and *new this year* properties for the 2012 HAA Honors Awards (formerly the Industry Achievement Awards)!  Applications are available online.

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Save a Life 2012

Posted by 43149_CMS_USER on 1/27/2012 07:46:00 AM

Check out this opportunity to take CPR/AED training from the Houston Red Cross!

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Water Restrictions Lifted

Posted by 43149_CMS_USER on 1/11/2012 02:34:47 PM

The City of Houston has rescinded the mandatory water conservation order that was in place for the last few months.

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Rent Check Thefts

Posted by Legislative on 1/6/2012 09:30:36 AM

Thieves continue to target rent drop boxes at apartment communities.  Check out these tips for the safest ways to pay your rent and secure your drop boxes.

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