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Live from Studio Fox 26

Posted by Legislative on 12/10/2014 03:24:03 PM

HAA volunteers where answering resident calls during the Fox 26 evening news.

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Choose to Be Happy

Posted by Communications on 11/25/2014 02:55:19 PM

Cultivate a positive outlook to increase productivity and job satisfaction for yourself and your team.

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Good Works 2015

Posted by Communications on 11/25/2014 02:49:26 PM

In addition to the community outreach we do together as an association, HAA members give of their time, talent and treasure to make a positive impact in the community.

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New RCR report added for 2015

Posted by Communications on 11/25/2014 02:43:17 PM

HAA and our partner CoreLogic® are excited to include the Multistate Sex Offender Registry search in the RCR service bundle in 2015.

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Stone Forest Fall Festival

Posted by Communications on 11/18/2014 01:23:13 PM

Stone Forest Apartments, SMI Realty, celebrated cooler weather with a Fall Festival and a crime prevention program.

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Blue Star Participants Receive a Gold Star

Posted by Communications on 11/18/2014 10:30:43 AM

The November Blue Star newsletter features two outstanding Blue Star Certified participants.

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Be an Apartment Angel

Posted by Communications on 11/10/2014 11:50:02 AM

We need your help in giving wonderful holiday memories to the 77 families currently enrolled for Apartment Angels holiday assistance.

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Crisis Management: Plan ahead for hazmat situations and other adverse events

Posted by Communications on 10/24/2014 12:37:21 PM

Do you know how to approach a potentially hazardous situation? Don’t wait until a crisis is upon you – develop a general response plan now.

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No Fishing: How to Thwart Drop Box Thieves

Posted by Communications on 10/21/2014 04:37:25 PM

Consider these four strategies to minimize your property's liability for drop box thefts.

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Altenative Deposits and Rent Payments

Posted by Communications on 10/21/2014 04:30:17 PM

The November ABODE features several articles on alternative deposit and rent payment systems. Here are two excerpts.

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Drop by Drop

Posted by Communications on 10/21/2014 04:13:01 PM

Water efficiency technologies can help your property cut rising water costs. Here are a few suggestions from an article provided by HAA member Banyan Water.

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Ghosts of Markets Past

Posted by Communications on 10/21/2014 04:05:22 PM

Occupancy remains mysteriously flat despite ample absorption, while job growth should continue to drive rent growth in 2015.

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Scam Alert

Posted by Communications on 10/21/2014 03:34:03 PM

Managers, be on the lookout for calls to verify your property’s address and unauthorized invoices. Today HAA received word from one of our members that a company recently called his property to “verify the address” and then sent an invoice.

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General Voting Recommendations

Posted by Legislative on 10/17/2014 12:19:40 PM

November 4, 2014, is general election day for many county, statewide and federal officials. Early voting begins on Monday, October 20. Check out these endorsed candidates and voting information.


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Ebola Information Update

Posted by Membership on 10/6/2014 11:56:47 AM

With all the news and questions about the Ebola patients in Dallas, it's important to know some basic facts. Here is information from official health authorities.

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APPLE Slices: Empower Your Teams to Achieve

Posted by Legislative on 10/3/2014 03:12:02 PM

Rich George is presenting a seminar on empowerment, accountability and achievement on Wednesday, October 29. Get a sneak peak at his tips, here.

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Q&A: Paul Bettencourt

Posted by Communications on 9/30/2014 10:33:36 AM

HAA’s Andy Teas met with Texas Senate candidate and HAA member Paul Bettencourt to discuss the issues and his experiences running for public office


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APPLE Slices: Take Five

Posted by Communications on 9/30/2014 10:22:21 AM


Zachary Howell is presenting an APPLE seminar on turnover techniques in Spanish on November 13. This excerpt from his article – in both English and Spanish – in the September issue of ABODE includes five rules that are universal and should be known and respected by all apartment maintenance professionals.  

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Property Rehab: A Different Approach

Posted by Communications on 9/30/2014 10:17:09 AM

This article describes one member's experience in re-roofing a large property – an experience that went from very bad to very good.

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Red Cross Open House

Posted by 43149_CMS_USER on 9/24/2014 04:19:03 PM

Managers - The Red Cross is having two open houses for you to learn more about the important role this organization plays in fire prevention.

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Changes to Water Billing Rules

Posted by Legislative on 8/27/2014 08:38:50 AM

New rules on water billing for allocation and submetering take effect on Sept. 1, 2014.  Make sure all leases executed after that date include these important additions.

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40 Under 40 Honorees

Posted by Legislative on 8/15/2014 11:43:22 AM

Who are the top rising stars in Houston multifamily? Check out the list of HAA's inaugural class of 40 Under 40 honorees!

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Equal Rights Ordinance Update

Posted by Legislative on 8/5/2014 09:14:28 AM

Houston Mayor Annise Parker announced  that an attempt to repeal the Equal Rights Ordinance did not obtain enough signatures. What does this mean for the fair housing portion of the ordinance?

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Blue Moon Forms Issue

Posted by Legislative on 8/4/2014 01:49:13 PM

The Blue Moon forms service website was hacked over the weekend.  To access your forms in the meantime, please visit www.bluemoonforms.com.


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HAA Travels to Rosenberg

Posted by 43149_CMS_USER on 8/4/2014 09:28:36 AM

As part of our strategic growth, HAA held a meeting for Fort Bend County. The City of Sugar Land's Regina Morales gave an update on economic growth in the region.

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Member Competes in Fitness Competition

Posted by Legislative on 7/30/2014 12:46:46 PM

A sales manager of On-Site takes home awards in local event. Reggie Shipman shares that fitness can be rewarding, personally and professionally.

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Good Advice

Posted by Legislative on 7/28/2014 09:36:51 AM

The August ABODE features many of this year’s Honors Award winners. Here are a few thoughts from our top on-site managers and supervisors.

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Leading and Learning

Posted by Legislative on 7/28/2014 09:15:25 AM

The August ABODE features many of this year’s Honors Award winners. Here’s a sampling of their tips for success in multifamily.


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Nola Gordon's Recipe for Success

Posted by Legislative on 7/24/2014 11:12:08 AM

HAA's 2014 Honors Award Winner for Marketing/Training, Nola Gordon of Greystar, shares her tips for personal and team success in multifamily.

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Seeking Fall Interns

Posted by Legislative on 7/16/2014 08:54:01 AM

The Houston Apartment Association is seeking out at least one intern for the upcoming Fall 2014 semester.

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HAA Members and Staff Save 50+ Lives at Blood Drive

Posted by Membership on 7/10/2014 11:26:00 AM

Part of HAA's community service outreach, HAA hosted a blood bank benefiting Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center

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Congrats to New Designates

Posted by Legislative on 7/3/2014 03:51:01 PM

Nearly 50 individuals received professional designations during the HAA Honors awards program in June.  View their names and find out more about the designation programs in this post.

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2014 Honors Awards Recipients

Posted by Legislative on 6/26/2014 01:53:49 PM

On Thursday, June 26, 1,100 members and guests gathered at the 2014 Honors Awards to celebrate the Houston area's best MultiFamily professionals and communities. 

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HAA Partners with Spring Branch District for Multi Family Outreach

Posted by Legislative on 6/25/2014 11:44:02 AM

Local kids were given the opportunity to interact with local law enforcement officers

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Phone Bank Helps 420+ Callers

Posted by Legislative on 6/4/2014 11:11:20 AM

On Wednesday, June 3, 2014, 20 HAA volunteers answered rental housing related questions for a phone bank partnership of Telemundo and KPRC (NBC) Local 2.

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APPLE Slices(2)

Posted by Legislative on 5/29/2014 09:06:29 AM

The July education seminar will focus on the importance of the assistant manager and how they can further themselves and others every day.

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APPLE Slices

Posted by Legislative on 5/29/2014 09:02:29 AM

Andrew Botieri is presenting a seminar on "The Superstar Sales Professional" on Tuesday, June 10.  

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Neighbors CARE Program Kicks Off

Posted by Legislative on 5/22/2014 08:50:23 AM

With 100 degree days approaching, it is important for residents to be aware of the potential for heat related injuries.

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Primary Election Runoffs

Posted by Legislative on 5/19/2014 04:35:23 PM

Runoff elections are underway! Take this list of HAABGF endorsed candidates to the polls.

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Expo - A Solid Foundation of Education and Networking

Posted by Membership on 5/16/2014 02:31:30 PM

The HAA Expo for 2014 is on the books as one of the most successful ever!

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2014 Maintenance Mania Winners

Posted by Education on 4/15/2014 11:12:32 AM

Nearly 600 people came out for the 8th annual Maintenance Mania event on Thursday, April 10th at BBVA Compass Stadium. Below are the results from the individual and overall competition

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Safe Community Seminar - Financial Security

Posted by Legislative on 3/21/2014 08:47:52 AM

Discuss ways to protect yourself from identity theft and fraud.

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Water Wise Program

Posted by Membership on 3/21/2014 08:35:38 AM

Keep your community safe in the summer; register for Apartment Splash program

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Change Your Clocks; Check Smoke Alarms!

Posted by Legislative on 3/7/2014 03:24:15 PM

This Sunday daylight-saving time will begin, springing us one hour forward.

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Free Summer Food Program for Youth

Posted by Legislative on 2/17/2014 09:52:03 AM

Children do not have to go hungry this summer; become a distribution site

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Univision Phone Bank Helps 230+ Residents

Posted by Legislative on 2/13/2014 03:14:28 PM

Community Outreach Committee volunteers supported HAA's third annual renters' relations phone bank with Univision Houston on Feb. 12.  Check here for photos and links to renter information.

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Welcome Lauren Owens!

Posted by Legislative on 2/13/2014 10:43:00 AM

Meet the newest member of the HAA team, Lauren Owens, our Strategic Growth Coordinator.

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New Uses For Old Appliances

Posted by Legislative on 2/11/2014 05:01:06 PM

Habitat for Humanity is accepting used appliances and building materials for ReStore.

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PSA: An Unlikely Fire Hazard

Posted by Legislative on 1/31/2014 10:51:30 AM

A reminder to always be aware of potential fire hazards in the home.

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Lessons Learned at the State of Industry

Posted by Legislative on 1/17/2014 10:57:40 AM

The 2014 Apartment State of the Industry Meeting was held to discuss what is happening and what is to be expected in the upcoming year.

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Statement on Unemployment Benefits

Posted by 43149_CMS_USER on 1/8/2014 11:26:30 AM

A letter was sent from Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee in response to the Emergency Unemployment Compensation.

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