Newsletter

April 2019

In This Issue...

  1. Government & Law
  2. Membership
  3. Event Review
  4. Upcoming Events
  5. Charity

President's Note

Fellow AAMP Members,

As we look toward the future with AAMP, we want to continue to make this organization better for all of our members.  This leads me to two things I want to focus on at this time - Communication and Collaboration.

First, we are going to be sending out more communication.  This will come via newsletters, surveys, email communication and more.  This is to keep all of our members better informed about what AAMP is working on, but also to elicit feedback from YOU, our members.  I ask that you please let us know what you want to see in AAMP’s future.  The more feedback we get from you, the more we can focus on the issues affecting you the most.

Second, we are going to focus on collaboration.  I am going to quote something that we have all heard before - “You only get out what you put into something”.  So, we need your help.  We have multiple ways for you to get involved at AAMP, from volunteering for specific events to serving on various Committees.  If you are interested, please either fill out the Committee Volunteer Form on the website, or contact Jim Eichenlaub at either [email protected] or 412-434-5690.  Thank you.  

Sincerely,

Christopher Wagner, AAMP President


Sponsor of the Month!



 Benefits of Membership!

  • Networking
  • Professional Development
  • Legislative Affairs
  • Forms and Documents
  • Valuable Member Discounts
  • Marketing and Promotions

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A special thanks to our other Sponsors!

  • Rentpath
  • National Apartment Laundries
  • Exchange Underwriters

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Government & Law

City Appeals AAMP's Victory in Challenging the City's Source of Income Ordinance

   Having won the appeal at the Commonwealth Court, the City has filed an appeal of     this decision to the State Supreme Court.  In a last desperation effort the city                 attorney's filed a petition to the Supreme  Court asking it to consider an appeal to         overturn the Courts decisions that ruled the ordinance violated state law and was a       breach of municipal powers of Home Rule Municipalities.  If left unchallenged, the         City's Source of Income Ordinance would have required all landlords in the city to         accept Housing Choice (Section 8) Vouchers.  AAMP's legal counsel is preparing its     objection and arguments as to why the state's highest court should reject the               petition, thus affirming the lower court's decisions.  AAMP will rigorously defend the case if the Supreme Court decides to consider the appeal.  A link to the Pittsburgh Post Gazette article announcing the appeal can be found here.

 Please Consider Donating to our Legal Fund as we continue to fight!  Every contribution helps! To donate please contact us at 412-434-5690.  Thanks to those who have donated in the past!

 

Membership

We would like to welcome our new Members so far in 2019!

River's Edge of Oakmont
Atlantic Territories
The Residences at the Street
Tryko Partners
Amrent 
Maintenance Supply Headquarters

 

Thinking about Joining AAMP or know of someone who might make a great member, email [email protected] or call the office, 412-434-5690.


Event Review

Over 175 members and guests attended AAMP’s Apartment Industry Trade Show and Education programs on March 28th at the Doubletree.  53 Vendor Members exhibited their products and services during the show, which was preceded by two seminars designed to provide the latest information and education for rental property professionals.  A leasing seminar, featuring the Apartment All-stars, and a Fair Housing program focusing on compliance duties and responsibilities in general property operations were well attended and received.

Thanks to all of those who attended and we will see you next year!

 


 

Upcoming Events

May 16th - AAMP Vendor Tour   

Featuring the Residence at Historic Alcoa Building 5pm - 7Pm

May 24th - AEA Entry Deadline

June 13th - AEA Judging Day

July 12th - AEA Awards Ceremony

Rivers Casino

July 22nd - Golf Outing                    

Edgewood Country Club


CharityUpdate

 

Renovation to the client service facilities of Veteran’s Place of Washington Boulevard, continues to move forward.  The renovations include a new kitchen, bath and laundry facilities to support homeless veterans through the day.  Working with a variety of community partners, the Day Program operates as a front line for homeless vets and a gateway to other programs and services in the region.   Members from AAMP, and the Builders Association of Metropolitan Pittsburgh, BAMP, have graciously donated goods, services, and financial support of this badly needed renovation.  If you too would like to donate to the cause, please visit the verterans place website at https://www.veteransplaceusa.org/

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