April is National Apartment Housing Month!

Posted By: Krystal Ferm Industry News ,

The National Apartment Association is celebrating National Apartment Housing Month this April as well as Residential Property Management (RPM) Careers Month.

Join NAA, its members, affiliates and supplier partners across the country as we celebrate working in the greatest industry—apartment housing!

Now is the time for NAA affiliates and supplier partners to start planning to spread the word about the exciting opportunities in our industry. This year, we are encouraging affiliates to get involved in a variety of activities to promote the benefits of careers in residential property management, including:

  • Working with local colleges to host events for prospective industry hires
  • Speaking or participating in panels of RPM professionals at events
  • Sponsoring career fairs
  • Holding property tours with interested students

“With one-third of Americans now renting their homes, there has never been a more exciting time to be a part of the apartment housing industry,” said Robert Pinnegar, CAE, President & CEO of the National Apartment Association. “An RPM career provides a great start for college students, grads, military members in transition and well-qualified candidates seeking a career change. Our industry also provides ample opportunities to give back to the community of which you are a part. National Apartment Housing Month celebrates the best our industry has to offer.”

BAAA is celebrating our industry with a day in the sand at our Annual 'Spikes for Tykes' Volleyball Tournament on April 13th at Post Card Inn on St. Pete Beach. Our tournament has 45 + teams and raises money for The Children's Home Network, who supports local at-risk children and youth. Event information available here.

BAAA's Young Professional's Committee is hosting a Career Fair on April 25th to recognize both National Apartment Housing Month and Residential Property Management Careers Month. Click here to learn more about participating.

NAA members, affiliates and supplier partners also can participate in philanthropic outreach as we give back to all the communities we serve, and whether it is a food drive, volunteer opportunity or another worthy cause, it is a great way to engage residents and show how much the industry cares.

BAAA's Community Service Committee is participating in Relay for Life Carillon on April 27th to help "toon out cancer." The Power of Life Team has volunteer slots open as well as monetary donations for supplies. Learn more here.

On April 28th, BAAA's Young Professional's Committee is teaming up with Rebuilding Together Tampa Bay for National Rebuild Day. Our group performs minor repairs to houses in lower income neighborhoods. Click here for volunteer info.

And finally, NAA and its entire network are set to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Fair Housing Act. As the voice of the apartment housing industry, NAA recognizes that everyone deserves equal access to safe, comfortable housing.

BAAA is participating as a co-sponsor of the 15th Annual Tampa Bay Fair Housing Symposium on April 20th.  This year's subject: "The Fair Housing Act at 50: Past, Present and Future." Registration Information.

This is a program made possible by the following local organizations: Bay Area Apartment Association, Bay Area Legal Services, City of Clearwater, City of Largo, City of St. Petersburg, City of Tampa, Greater Tampa Association of REALTORS®, Gulf Coast Legal Services, Hillsborough County, Pinellas County Office of Human Rights, and Pinellas REALTOR® Organization.

National Apartment Housing Month recognizes the continued growth and success of the apartment industry. Visit www.naahq.org for updates, and be sure to use the hashtag #APTmonth to share your industry stories and post to NAA’s social media platforms.