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It is difficult to find the right words to express the sadness and pain being felt across our country right now. We know that many in the Atlanta Apartment Association (AAA) and their families are hurting and affected by the unrest currently taking place in many cities, including Atlanta.

AAA as an organization stands behind the principle of justice as all of you do, and believes that everyone deserves equal protections under the law, which hasn’t always been the case in our nation. Our business is rooted in the Fair Housing Act, which is based on the concept that all people should be treated equally. 
 
While we don’t have all of the answers, we do know we have a lot of work to do to achieve these ideals in our country. We are blessed to be part of a community of deeply motivated human beings, and AAA and our members do our best to make progress every day.
 
Our sincere hope is for justice, peace, and continued healing from these current events (and history) that divide us. We are committed to holding ourselves accountable, and to listen, learn and improve.  We can do our part each day in the Apartment Industry by treating each resident, prospect, coworker, vendor, etc. with the fairness, respect, empathy, and love we all aspire to. 
 
Let’s stand together as an industry and do our part for justice and healing, and continue to provide safe housing for our residents and families occupying our over 400,000 member units.

Jim Fowler, CAE
AAA President

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Women, Diversity, Growth and Leadership in Rental Housing

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Women, Diversity, Growth and Leadership in Rental Housing

Webinar Details Rental housing operations feature some of the most diverse workforces in the nation, but the leadership of real estate organizations does not. So what are the barriers are for these onsite staff to overcome to reach the executive level? How can rental housing create a pathway for... Continue Reading

09/2/2020


Webinar: Forging a Path Forward to Becoming a Diverse, Equitable and Inclusive Organization

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Webinar: Forging a Path Forward to Becoming a Diverse, Equitable and Inclusive Organization

Webinar Details The last six months have delivered some of the most trying times in our nation's recent history. Most of us have been entrenched in getting by and many in getting centered. Now it's time to think about what we can do as individuals and organizations to move forward. How do we imbue... Continue Reading

08/12/2020


Diversity Equity Inclusion: Considerations for Managing Diverse Teams

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Diversity Equity Inclusion: Considerations for Managing Diverse Teams

FREE LIVE WEBINAR: July 29, 11 A.M. EDT Diversity Equity Inclusion: Considerations for Managing Diverse Teams During these times of unrest, it is paramount to the success of the rental housing industry that we are considerate and thoughtful toward each other, especially where it concerns our... Continue Reading

07/22/2020


NAA Announces Two Diversity & Inclusion Opportunites

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NAA Announces Two Diversity & Inclusion Opportunites

The National Apartment Association (NAA) and the NAA Education Institute (NAAEI) are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workforce in the rental housing industry by developing programs and opportunities for advancement. Two opportunities are now available to help create diverse and... Continue Reading

07/7/2020


Interim Message from AAA Chair Bobby West

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Interim Message from AAA Chair Bobby West

For about the last week, I have been watching T.V. coverage of gut-wrenching anguish and suffering. I have been watching coverage of people who have simply and understandably said, “Enough”. I find myself hoping that this is not a transient event. I find myself hoping that it is an... Continue Reading

06/5/2020


NAA Announces Unconcious Bias Course Now Available to Members!

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NAA Announces Unconcious Bias Course Now Available to Members!

The National Apartment Association (NAA) is dedicated to helping our members build a culture where everyone feels respected, included, and valued. NAA and the NAA Education Institute (NAAEI) believe that there is nothing more fundamental to employee performance than how we see and treat each... Continue Reading

06/5/2020


NAA's Statement on Racial Unrest

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NAA's Statement on Racial Unrest

Dear NAA Members, The events of the past week have been alarming to everyone. Our country is grappling with racial unrest, which is especially distressing during this trying time. Our residents are struggling, as are many of you. The professionalism of our industry is interlocked with the... Continue Reading

06/5/2020