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National Apartment Housing Month recognized in April

Synopsis

April is National Apartment Housing Month, and the Texas Apartment Association is joining the National Apartment Association and other affiliates to Celebrate Home.


Key takeaways

  • Rental housing professionals around the country will “Celebrate Home” during April, joining the National Apartment Association in recognizing April as National Apartment Housing Month.
  • This April also marks the 50th Anniversary of the federal Fair Housing Act. During the month, the NAA Education Institute (NAAEI) is offering its “Fair Housing and Beyond” online training program free to members.
  • NAAEI also is celebrating Residential Property Management (RPM) Careers Month in April. More information and tips for participating are available at http://rpm.naahq.org/toolkit. A customizable toolkit to promote industry careers in Texas is available at http://roomtogrowtx.org/toolkit (password: roomtogrow).

This April, the National Apartment Association is urging its members to “Celebrate Home” in recognition of National Apartment Housing Month.

Apartments and their residents contribute $1.3 trillion to the economy each year. That’s 12.3 million jobs in construction, operations, leasing, management and skilled trades along with all the local businesses supported by apartments and their residents.

To highlight the continued growth and success of the apartment industry, NAA is encouraging members and affiliates to sponsor activities during April to showcase opportunities in the rental housing industry and highlight the ways the industry positively impacts local communities.

Free fair housing training during April

April 2018 also marks the 50th Anniversary of the federal Fair Housing Act, which prohibits discrimination in the sale or rental of housing based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, familial status, and handicap.

The NAA Education Institute (NAAEI) is offering its “Fair Housing and Beyond” four-hour online training course to members free during April. Visit www.GoWithVisto.org and register, using the code fhbfree.

The course focuses on real-life situations, practical strategies, critical thinking and decision-making, and illustrates the costly consequences of responding incorrectly in the fair housing context. It was designed and developed in partnership with IREM and NAAEI member fair housing experts.

RPM Careers Month, careers promotion toolkits

Also in April, the NAA Education Institute is celebrating RPM Careers month to promote careers in residential property management and awareness of opportunities in the field. Visit http://rpm.naahq.org/toolkit for a toolkit and more information on RPM Careers month.

Tools to promote industry careers in Texas are also available through the Texas Apartment Association Education Foundation’s Room to Grow campaign. Visit www.roomtogrowtx.org for information on industry careers, a “find your fit” career quiz, resume uploader and more. A customizable Room to Grow toolkit member companies can use to promote jobs in the industry is available at http://roomtogrowtx.org/toolkit (password: roomtogrow).

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