The Florida Apartment Association Political Action Committee
Preserving and advancing rental housing industry interests through developing relationships with elected officials across the Bay Area and the state.
The Florida Apartment Association Political Action Committee (APAC) is committed to preserving and advancing its members’ interests through political advocacy at the state and local government levels.
Since 1971, APAC has helped to elect pro-multifamily industry candidates from across Florida. The purpose of APAC is simple: to raise funds and help elect candidates who understand and support our issues and interests. Over the past two years, APAC has grown by leaps and bounds, as have our advocacy accomplishments. APAC successes include: passing HB 535, which allows CAMTs to work on HVAC, AC, and water heaters; securing $200 million in affordable housing funds without raising taxes; and successfully fighting to keep criminal penalties out of law.
APAC is the voice for Florida’s multifamily industry, and your contribution to APAC enables FAA to advocate for you in Tallahassee. During the last election cycle, 92 percent of APAC-supported candidates were elected in Florida.
Many special interest groups spend millions of dollars lobbying the legislature for their political agenda. It is critical that we protect our businesses from these special interest groups who seek to impose threats such as requiring leasing consultants to hold a real estate license, new inspection fees, and a myriad of costly mandates. Through united action, we can fight back, stand strong, and succeed together.
The ability of apartment owners to continue to provide safe, affordable rental housing to their residents, and deliver valued services to them – while doing this effectively, efficiently and profitably – rests on the continued financial strength of APAC.
What is APAC working on?
- Stopping HB 853, which would increase frivolous lawsuits against apartment communities.
- Working with our coalition partners to keep property taxes reasonable for apartment communities.
- Advocating for funds to build more affordable units across Florida.
Invest in APAC
Our continued success depends on the financial strength of APAC. Consider your APAC contribution as a form of business insurance. You are making an investment to ensure the election of candidates who will help protect our industry. Remember, your freedom to do business depends on our continued ability to advocate for your issues.
*Contributions to APAC are voluntary and are used for political purposes. Contributions are not deductible as charitable contributions for federal income tax purposes. A member is free to contribute more or less than the suggested amount and may choose not to give without reprisal from the Florida Apartment Association or associations.