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Project Home is Announced as the 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. 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.

SEE THE OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT

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...


2023 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 2023 Committees. If you are interested or have any questions about committees, please contact us at info@paahq.com.

Apply now through September 16th, 2022.

Committee Application

Regional Council Application

PAA Board Application


Diversity, Equity & Inclusion:

The DE&I Committee coordinates activities related to increasing the overall diversity of PAA’s
membership, and to ensure PAA is an inclusive organization with programming to meet the needs of our diverse stakeholder community. This is a high-engaging committee, seeking members to contribute content, be comfortable with uncomfortable conversations, and looking to increase awareness and advocacy of DE&I within our member companies.
Staff Liaison: Carol Christner


Education:

We 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.
Staff Liaison: Roger Dickson


Events:

This committee will help in the planning and coordination, sponsorship recruitment, and marketing of PAA events.
Subcommittees will be formed for APARTogether: Trade Show and Education Conference, Maintenance Mania, and other events as needed.
Staff Liaison: Beth Weachter


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.
Staff Liaison: Ashley Porrini


Legislative:

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.
Staff Liaison: Andre Del Valle


Membership Committee:

This 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.
Staff Liaison: Amy Pontius

Pennsylvania Supplier Council:

The PSC is a group of multifamily industry supplier members who work with Property Management Companies in the state of PA to provide goods and services. The PAA works with the PSC to promote their services in the industry.  The PSC provides a mentor program for new members and a database of friendly contacts to help you sell your brand.

Staff Liaison:Amy Pontius


2023 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 aporrini@paahq.com.