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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.

On July 29, Governor DeSantis issued Executive Order 20-180, which provides a limited extension of the original eviction moratorium that was issued...

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In an effort to help the apartment industry achieve compliance with Florida's new human trafficking awareness training requirements, FAA is hosting...

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Governor Issues Executive Order to Extend Florida's State of Emergency (Executive Order 20-166) On July 7th, the Governor further extended Executive...

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Disclaimer: This information is being provided for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice. FAA members are encouraged to...

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Disclaimer: This information is being provided for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice. FAA members are encouraged to...

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During the 2019 session, language was added to Florida Statutes to increase human trafficking awareness by imposing various requirements on public...

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Disclaimer: This information is being provided for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice. FAA members are encouraged to...

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Disclaimer: This information is being provided for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice. FAA members are encouraged to...

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Disclaimer: This information is being provided for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice. FAA members are encouraged to...

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Disclaimer: This information is being provided for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice. FAA members are encouraged to...

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Disclaimer: This information is being provided for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice. FAA members are encouraged to...

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Disclaimer: This information is being provided for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice. FAA members are encouraged to...

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Disclaimer: This information is being provided for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice. FAA members are encouraged to...

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In April 2020, the Florida Apartment Association (FAA) conducted an anonymous survey to collect data regarding how FAA members are adapting to the...

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Disclaimer: This information enclosed in this email and online at www.FAAHQ.org is being provided for informational purposes only and does not...

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Disclaimer: This information is being provided for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice. FAA members are encouraged to...

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Department of Business and Professional Regulation's Emergency Order On April 30th, the Department of Business and Professional Regulation ordered...

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The Florida Housing Finance Corporation issued Emergency Rule No. 67ER20-1 on April 29th, 2020. This emergency rule incentivizes owners and...

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Disclaimer: The information enclosed in this email and online at www.FAAHQ.org is being provided for informational purposes only and does not...

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In an effort to educate the general public regarding how the multifamily industry operates and the community-wide positive impact that is...

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The National Apartment Association has worked tirelessly to provide its members with timely and important information regarding COVID-19's impact on...

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Due to the unprecedented outbreak of COVID-19, Governor Ron DeSantis has issued many important executive orders. In an effort to assist members, we...

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FEDERAL BAN ON EVICTIONS The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act Act has issued a 120 day moratorium on evictions for nonpayment of...

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The State of Florida's Stay At Home Order The Governor issued executive order 20-91 on April 1st, which placed a stay-at-home order over the entire...

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This resource includes information regarding when residents can expect stimulus payments, the importance of communicating with management if they...

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Disclaimer: The information enclosed in this email update is being provided for informational purposes only and does not...

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In late March, Congress passed and President Donald Trump signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, or "CARES Act,” to...

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FAA Announces 2020 Legislative Priorities FAA members will be discussing important legislative priorities with Florida legislators during the 2020...

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Apartment Industry Offers Solutions to Housing Affordability Crisis Study Finds Multifamily Developers Willing to Build Affordable Apartments...

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 1, 2019 Gov. Ron DeSantis signs legislation to prohibit unfunded inclusionary zoning mandates HB 7103 eliminates...

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by Amanda Gill FAA Government Affairs Director Two laws that were passed during the 2019 Florida Legislative Session will help developers...

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 20, 2019 Gov. Ron DeSantis signs impact fee consistency into law HB 207 clarifies impact fee collection process,...

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The discussion surrounding Source of Income (SOI) protections has resurfaced in Florida. SOI includes benefits or subsidy programs including housing...

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One of FAA's 2019 legislative priorities is under attack and we need your help! Please click here to send an email to Governor DeSantis asking him...

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Below is a brief outline of the various topics discussed during our Post-Session Legislative Update Call, which took place on May 20, 2019. During...

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After a fast and furious week in Tallahassee, the 2019 session came to an end on Saturday. I am pleased to report that two of FAA's priority bills...

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We are now in the final two weeks of the regularly scheduled 2019 session. It remains to be seen if the Legislature will finalize the budget in time...

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Earlier today, FAA hosted a Mid-Session Legislative Update webinar. If you were unable to join us for the call, please click here to listen to a...

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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...

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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...

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

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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...

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

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

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

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

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

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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...

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

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

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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...

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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...

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

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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...

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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...

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

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

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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:...

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

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

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

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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...

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

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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

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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...

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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....

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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!...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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...

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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...

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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...

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

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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...

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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...

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

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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

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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...

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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...

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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...

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