Advocacy News

Stay up-to-date with government affairs issues.

FAA's government affairs team monitors proposed legislation that could affect Florida's multifamily industry and advocates on your behalf. Updates are issued regularly during the state's legislative session and as needed throughout the year.

Your advocacy efforts on behalf of the apartment industry are paying off in many ways during the 2019 session! Below is a brief rundown of the...

Read Post

It was an exciting week in Tallahassee for the apartment industry. During the fourth week of session, one of FAA's 2019 legislative priorities (HB...

Read Post

During the third week of session, committees took action on FAA priority legislation and other bills that could impact the apartment industry. Below...

Read Post

It was another busy week in our state's Capitol. As you know, FAA is tracking several pieces of important legislation and budget discussions that...

Read Post

The 2019 Florida Session is underway and FAA is tracking several pieces of important legislation that could impact the apartment industry. Below is...

Read Post

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – FEBRUARY 28, 2019 JOINT STATEMENT ON RENT CONTROL PROPOSALS On Behalf of: Bonnie Smetzer, PresidentThe Florida...

Read Post

Supporters of FAA's Apartment Political Action Committee (APAC) will savor international flavors, sights, and sounds at APAC's biggest night, Isla...

Read Post

2019 Legislative Priorities Click here for a digital copy of the Florida Apartment Association's priorities. #1. Support Sadowski Affordable...

Read Post

Nearly all candidates supported by FAA’s Apartment Political Action Committee won their races. In addition, FAA-supported Amendment 2 (to...

Read Post

The polls are closed for the 2018 primary and many APAC supported candidates will be on the ballot in the November election. Out of 40 supported...

Read Post

Breaking News: Governor Scott signs HB 529 into law. FAA priority legislation protecting the doorstep waste collection industry has passed its final...

Read Post

The 2018 FAA End of Session Update Call audio is available on SoundCloud. You can also copy and paste this link into your browser:...

Read Post

Sunday, March 11, marked the end of the eighth and final week of Florida’s legislative session. The legislature adjourned at 4:16 pm on Sunday...

Read Post

Friday, March 2, marked the end of the seventh week of the legislative session. Here is a summary of what happened in Tallahassee since our last...

Read Post

Celebrate and support APAC while enjoying a private VIP cruise on the Intracoastal Waterway at Boca Raton. Guests will enjoy a full dinner, open...

Read Post

Friday, February 23, marked the end of the sixth week of legislative session. Here is a summary of what happened in Tallahassee since our last...

Read Post

Friday, February 16, marks the end of the fifth week of legislative session. Here is an update of what happened in Tallahassee since our last...

Read Post

The 2018 FAA Mid-Session Update Call audio is available on SoundCloud. You can also copy and paste this link into your browser:...

Read Post

Wednesday, February 7 marks the midpoint of the legislative session. Many bills that could potentially affect the apartment industry are on the...

Read Post
APAC FAQs
Posted In: Advocacy News ,

For information on what APAC is all about, please see the APAC Frequently Asked Questions Document. Or copy and paste this link into your browser:...

Read Post

Friday, January 19 marked the end of the second week of legislative session. Many bills that could potentially affect the apartment industry are on...

Read Post

2018 Legislative Session Week One Update Friday, January 12 marked the end of the first week of legislative session. Many bills that could...

Read Post

Call audio is available on SoundCloud. You can also copy and paste this link into your browser: ...

Read Post

The creamy marble halls and brass wall sconces of the state Capitol building may not look like a battleground, but make no mistake: The 60 days of...

Read Post

Call audio is available on SoundCloud. You can also copy and paste this link into your browser: ...

Read Post

It’s Cinco De Mayo and what should be the last day of the Florida legislative session. The 60-day session has been extended until at least...

Read Post

This week marked the end of the eighth week of legislative session; there are only 7 days until the end of the 60-day legislative session. Many...

Read Post

This week marked the end of the seventh week of legislative session, there are only 14 days until the end of the 60-day legislative session. Many...

Read Post

This week marked the end of the sixth week of legislative session, and there are only 21 days until sine die. Many bills that could potentially...

Read Post

Call audio is available on SoundCloud. You can also copy and paste this link into your browser: ...

Read Post

This week marked the end of the fifth week of legislative session, we are nearing the final countdown of the 60-day session. Many bills that could...

Read Post

This week marked the end of the fourth week of legislative session. Many bills that could potentially affect the apartment industry are on the move....

Read Post

This week marked the end of the third week of legislative session. Many bills that could potentially affect the apartment industry are on the move!...

Read Post

Call audio is available on SoundCloud. You can also copy and paste this link into your browser:...

Read Post

Florida Apartment Association Maintenance Legislation FAQs Information on HB 535 for the Apartment Industry 1) Why was this legislation...

Read Post

Sadowski Affordable Housing Trust Fund Background: The Sadowski Act passed in 1992, creating a dedicated revenue source to fund Florida’s...

Read Post

Save the Non-Homestead Property Assessment Cap Background: In 2007, the Florida Legislature proposed constitutional Amendment 1, also known as the...

Read Post

Background: The Florida Civil Rights Act (FCRA) and the Florida Fair Housing Act protect persons from discrimination based on several factors such...

Read Post

FAA News: Sadowski Funds at Work SAIL Program Helps Fill Multifamily Housing Gaps By Wendy Annunziata The Viridian apartment community in St....

Read Post

Breaking Legislative News: FAA Maintenance Bill Passes House and Senate Bill Awaiting Signature of Gov. Rick Scott By Courtney Barnard A bill...

Read Post

Florida's 2016 legislative session has come to a close as both chambers declared sine die on Friday evening. It has been a whirlwind 60 days of...

Read Post

Last week marked the end of the seventh week of session. There are only a few days left before the end of session on March 11. Many bills that could...

Read Post

FAA Legislative Update: Week Six Last week marked the end of the sixth week of session. There are only two weeks left before the end of session on...

Read Post

FAA Legislative Update: Week Five Last week marked the end of the fifth week of session. Many bills that could potentially affect the apartment...

Read Post

Last week marked the end of the fourth week of session, as well as the halfway point of the 60-day session. Many bills that could potentially affect...

Read Post

The Florida legislative session is in full swing. This past week marked the end of the third week of session, as well as the FAA annual Legislative...

Read Post

FAA Sets Legislative Priorities, Plans Statehouse Visits:Members of the Florida Apartment Association established four 2016 priorities at their...

Read Post

Florida's 2015 legislative session has come to a close as both chambers have declared sine die after a whirlwind 60 days of session. FAA can claim...

Read Post

Legislative Session is in its final week! The last day of legislative session is May 1, 2015. Here are all the important movements on FAA's priority...

Read Post

We have just finished week seven of legislative session and we down to the final two weeks! Here are all the important movements on FAA's priority...

Read Post

We have just finished week six of legislative session and we are on the countdown to the final stretch! Here are all the important movements on...

Read Post

We have just finished week five of legislative session and although it was a short week for lawmakers, there was movement on three issues important...

Read Post

Legislative session is almost halfway over and FAA's priorities are moving full steam ahead. Here is an update of ourprogress in Tallahassee this...

Read Post

We just finished the third week of legislative session and FAA can already claim two legislative victories! There was not much movement of FAA's...

Read Post

We just finished the second week of legislative session and many bills affecting our industry are on the move! Here is an update of what happened in...

Read Post

The 2015 Legislative Session has begun; for the next 60 days FAA will be working with lawmakers to advocate for the multifamily industry and to...

Read Post