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Project Home is Announced as the 2021-22 Official Charity of the Pennsylvania Apartment Association

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PAA is pleased to announce Project HOME has been named as the Association’s official charity for 2021. Through PAA’s Helping Hands Committee, PAA will organize and hold various fundraising activities throughout the year to partner with Project HOME. All net proceeds will be donated to Project HOME. “We wanted to find a partner charity organization that had a natural synergy with PAA. As a statewide association whose members provide quality rental homes to Pennsylvania residents, finding a partner that focused on housing made sense,” stated Dan Berger, PAA President. Project HOME has worked for over 30 years to end chronic street homelessness and alleviate poverty in Philadelphia. PAA is recognized as the trusted association for rental home owners and suppliers in the multifamily industry. Project HOME is a national model for other community organizations to end the cycle of homelessness and poverty. PAA and Project HOME are excited about this new partnership and continue to explore future collaborations to help residents in Philadelphia and throughout the state.


On January 21st, 2022, the PAA and Helping Hands Committee presented a check for $45,000 to the 2021-2022 Association Official Charity, Project HOME. Thank you, Project HOME, for all you do. Thank you to all of our members who volunteered their time and donated money for this cause. A fund has been set up in the name, Dan Berger, (PAA 2020-2021 President and President of Berger Rental Communities) at Project HOME. 

Let's keep paying it forward...

2022 PAA Committees

PAA offers a variety of committees for you to actively participate and make a difference. Read more below on each of our committees and what they do for the the PAA!

This is a great opportunity to be part of the new statewide association and work with your colleagues to help deliver the mission to our members. Read below for the list of our 2022 Committees. If you are interested or have any questions about committees, please contact Ashley Porrini at ​


Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee

This new committee will develop initiatives that advance diversity and inclusion within PAA as well as the multifamily industry. This will be an active committee with anticipated goals that include implementing a pathway for diverse leaders within PAA.


We especially welcome anyone who works as a trainer or education director/coordinator or anyone who routinely seeks or develops educational programs for staff members, such as human resource personnel. The committee meets three times per year to determine education needs of PAA membership, and plan educational programs and partnerships.


This important committee will help develop programs and events for newer professionals, while fostering leadership development and involvement in the industry. The committee will meet three to four times per year by phone, and in-person at the State Conference. Committee members should have less than 5 years industry experience.

Helping Hands

This is a very active, “hands” on committee. Committee members will develop, implement, and support new and existing community programs. The committee is asked to aide in fundraising efforts at various events to put towards programs. The committee will be asked to plan and execute several legacy programs as well as new ones regionally. 


Committee members follow legislative issues in order to recommend policies and actions for the Association, and assist in lobbying efforts where needed. The Committee makes recommendations regarding appropriate PAC expenditures. Committee members are also contacted via email for their thoughts and comments on issues as the need arises. Members are strongly encouraged to attend the annual NAA Advocate conference in March and the PAA Statewide Conference in May. The committee meets six times a year.

Maintenance Mania

The Committee will help plan the annual Maintenance Mania competition. Knowledge of maintenance protocols and access to maintenance members and vendors is helpful. Members will be asked to help secure sponsors and assist at the event.

Membership Committee

The Membership Committee plays an important role in PAA’s ongoing efforts to enhance the overall member experience. This committee will evaluate member benefits and resources so the Association can best serve the members. They will also serve as a connection between PAA headquarters and the general membership.

Trade Show

Committee members advise and recommend improvements to the annual Trade Show & Education Conference, held annually in March. They also aide in selecting a theme for the show, marketing to attendees, assist in booth sales, and help the staff develop a successful show. The committee usually meets 3-4 times a year.

2022 Advisory Councils

Pittsburgh, Harrisburg and Philadelphia

Advisory councils have been set up at each of our locations in the state to help with advising the state board on items that may need to be implemented locally from an education and event standpoint. Each advisory council is made up of a set number of members who meets once a quarter in the local area. There are no elected leaders for the councils. The local advisory councils are a great way to get involved and start the process of one day becoming a PAA Board Member.

If you are interested in learning more about the Advisory Councils, please contact Ashley Porrini at