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AUGUST 2012


ABODE


Director of Publications and Design DEBORAH NIX dnix@haaonline.org Managing Editor RACHEL ZOCH rzoch@haaonline.org


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Director of Supplier Services AMANDA SHERBONDY asherbondy@haaonline.org CONTRIBUTING STAFF


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Vice President of Professional Development EMILY HILTON, CPP ehilton@haaonline.org Vice President of Public Affairs ANDY TEAS, CAE ateas@haaonline.org Controller NANCY LI LO, CPA nlo@haaonline.org


Director of Facility Services LANA SHILLER lshiller@haaonline.org Director of Form Sales FRANCES TORRES ftorres@haaonline.org


Director of Information Technology ART EIDMAN aeidman@haaonline.org Director of Member Services LISA BUTLER lbutler@haaonline.org Director of Resident Relations MATILDE LUNA mluna@haaonline.org Director of Events and Meetings KIRSTEN DEAGEN, CMP kdeagen@haaonline.org


Director of Community Engagement and Media AIMEE ARRINGTON aarrington@haaonline.org Director of Rental Credit Reporting TINA DEFIORE tdefiore@haaonline.org Rental Credit Reporting Manager LUISA AREVALO larevalo@haaonline.org


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KIM SMALL Investment Committee


EILEEN SUBINSKY JACKIE RHONE


Leadership Development Committee KIM SMALL Fair Housing Committee By-Laws Committee


Property Awards Task Force PAC Fundraising Committee Legislative Committee


HAA Better Government Fund Century Club


Multifamily Fire Safety Alliance Product Service Council


BARBY LAKE


JOHN RIDGWAY KELLY SCOTT


GARY BLUMBERG MACK ARMSTRONG


STAFF ADVISOR JEFF HALL JEFF HALL JEFF HALL JEFF HALL JEFF HALL JEFF HALL JEFF HALL JEFF HALL


ANDY TEAS ANDY TEAS


STACY HUNT/JOHN RIDGWAY ANDY TEAS MARK PARK LARRY HILL KEVIN FENN


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ALISON HALL DARLENE GUIDRY


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RCR Advisory Committee 2012 Expo Committee Technology Committee


DEAN O’KELLEY/MARK PARK SCOTT TENNEY JACKIE RHONE


Career and Community Development QUINTINA WILLIS ACES Committee


DEBBIE SULZER BILLY GRIFFIN


JILL BOUNDS/JEFF BLEVINS VELISSA PARMER BETH ROHANI CLARK GREGG


ANDY TEAS ANDY TEAS


SUSAN HINKLEY SUSAN HINKLEY


AIMEE ARRINGTON MATILDE LUNA MATILDE LUNA MATILDE LUNA LISA BUTLER LISA BUTLER


EMILY HILTON EMILY HILTON EMILY HILTON


KIRSTEN DEAGEN KIRSTEN DEAGEN KIRSTEN DEAGEN TINA DEFIORE


AMANDA SHERBONDY WILL ALFARO


HOUSTON APARTMENT ASSOCIATION MISSION AND VISION


HAA is the leading advocate, resource and community partner for quality rental housing providers in the Houston and surrounding area. HAA is a highly visible and proactive organization which:


• Offers on-demand resources using cutting edge technology • Cultivates active, diverse membership and community partnerships • Provides wide-ranging legislative and media advocacy • Promotes career and workforce development through innovative education


Visit HAA Online at www.haaonline.org ABODE IS THE OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF THE HOUSTON APARTMENT ASSOCIATION.


Serving the multihousing industry in Austin, Brazoria, Chambers, Colorado, Fort Bend, Harris, Liberty, Matagorda, Montgomery, San Jacinto, Waller and Wharton counties.


ABODE, AUGUST 2012, VOLUME 35, ISSUE 8


ABODE (USPS 024-962) is published monthly by the Houston Multi Housing Corporation. Publishing, editorial and advertising offices are located at 4810 Westway Park Blvd., Houston, Texas 77041. Telephone 713-595-0300. The $50 annual ABODE subscription rate is included in all member dues and additional subscriptions are available. The annual subscription rate is $50 for members, $65 for non-members. Advertising rates are available upon request. Contributed material does not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of the Houston Apartment Association. Copyright © 2012 by HAA.


Periodicals Postage Paid at Houston, Texas. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to ABODE, 4810 Westway Park Blvd., Houston, Texas 77041.


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Be sure your leasing offices have the most up-to-date forms. Here are just a few of the items available through the HAA Form Sales Department:


• Apartment Lease Contract • Apartment Lease Contract (Spanish) • Residential Lease Contract • Condominium/Townhome Lease Contract • Rental Application • Spanish Rental Application • Electrical Submetering Addendum • Lease Contract Addendum for Units Under Government Regulated Affordable Housing Programs (Spanish on reverse) • Supplemental Rental Application for Units Under Government Regulated Affordable Housing Programs (Spanish on reverse) • Supplemental Rental Application for Non-U.S. Citizens (Spanish on reverse) • Lease Contract Renewal (Spanish on reverse) • Employment Application • Spanish Employment Application


Call Frances in the HAA Form Sales Department at 713-595-0317 or email forms@haaonline.org today.


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