Our benefits to our members include:
- The ability to keep abreast of the legislative issues facing the rental industry and to help enact legislation which will benefit the industry, locally, statewide and nationally.
- The educational efforts and certifications offered by WA3, PMAM and the National Apartment Association.
- National Apartment Association
- An automatic member in the National Apartment Association and the ability to receive all it's benefits and services. This includes participation in the National Lease Program.
- Networking Opportunities
- Join members on a monthly basis for networking events. Whether it is a social event or a business meeting you will meet other community managers, portfolio managers, leasing personnel, maintenance personnel and vendors who can help in the daily workings of your rental property. Sign up for a committee to increase your involvement and contacts within the association.
- A monthly newsletter that informs you of activities, programs and information designed for your business. You will also receive NAA's bi-monthly UNITS magazine.
Frequently Asked Questions
- How long have you been in business?
- We have been working on the behalf of landlords and managers since 1983.
- How do I become a member of the Washtenaw Area Apartment Association?
- View our membership page or contact our office for an application packet. After filling out and returning the online or hardcopy application with your payment, the Board of Directors will review it at their next meeting for approval and then you will receive a welcome packet in the mail.
- What part does the WA3 play in effecting legislation?
- Locally, the WA3 represents your position before various municipal boards and councils. In the past, the Association has favorably influenced proposed laws on many subjects including mandatory apartment inspections, refuse pick up, rent control and minimum apartment room sizes and occupancy standards.
- On a statewide basis, the WA3 works closely with the Property Management Association of Michigan (PMAM) to monitor state legislation. The PMAM employs Kelley Cawthorne, a governmental affairs counciling firm to keep contact with your state 's Senators. Representatives and the Governor's office. Go to the affiliate link page go directly to Kelley Cawthornes website and learn more about what they do for us.
- Nationally, the WA3 has joined forces with the National Apartment Association and the National Multi Housing Council to work with your Senators and Representatives in Washington. Annually, representative members from WA3 attend the Capital Conference and visit the hill in efforts to explain what is needed in the rental housing industry.
- What is the difference between an Active and an Associate WA3 member?
- Our active members represent over 19,000 rental units throughout Washtenaw county. Our actives range from owners of single-family rentals to large multifamily rental communities and their staff. Our associate members are made up of suppliers and vendors that service the multi-family housing industry.