Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Apartment Association of the Panhandle?
The Apartment Association of the Panhandle is a trade association that advocates fair housing legislation and high professional standards for the rental housing industry in Amarillo. We provide members, who are apartment or rental house owners, rental housing management professionals, and industry service providers, with resources and educational programs on issues affecting the housing industry.
I don’t own a large apartment complex. I am the landlord for individual residential houses. Will the association benefit me?
The Apartment Association of the Panhandle is comprised of owner members of both residential and multi-family dwellings, as well as Product Service members who provide services and supplies specific to our industry. All owner members are granted access to up-to-date membership lists and to utilize the Texas Apartment Association lease contracts, rental applications and other related forms. These forms are updated on a regular basis to include the most current legislative changes pertaining to the industry.
What is the Texas Apartment Association? How would I join them?
As a member of the local Association, the Apartment Association of the Panhandle, you are automatically enrolled as a member of both the Texas Apartment Association and the National Apartment Association. Both of these associations will include you in their regular mailing lists and you will receive their industry publications. In addition, you will receive the Apartment Association of the Panhandle’s monthly newsletter, “The Habitat” which will keep you informed of upcoming events and educational opportunities.
What do I get for my investment?
The Apartment Association of the Panhandle is a not-for-profit organization. Together with the Texas Apartment Association and the National Apartment Association, we represent the views of our owner members by affecting changes in legislation and raising funds to support candidates who are supportive of our industry.
How will you be able to keep me informed of changes in the industry?
As an owner member, one of the most important services offered for you is education. We strive to keep you abreast of laws, legislation, and issues, which affect how you do business. We offer numerous seminars covering legal and government-regulated issues. In addition, various topics and issues are covered at our monthly luncheons, which are generally held on the third Thursday of each month. We encourage our members to attend these luncheons. Attending the luncheons will provide you with the opportunity to meet and exchange ideas with other owners. This can be a valuable resource for you. In addition, we have monthly Independent Rental Owner (IROC) Meetings that are informative to all rental housing owners. If you would like to be our guest at our next luncheon or an IROC meeting, please call the AAP office at (806) 355-6391 for reservations and let us know you are a prospective member.
My company supplies products and/or services that would benefit many apartment complexes? What benefits would we receive by joining your association?
As a Product Service Member (vendor), one of the most important opportunities you have is the ability to network and market your business to the apartment industry. We encourage you to participate in the monthly luncheons. In addition, you will be provided with many opportunities to sponsor events or luncheons and advertise your business. We hold an annual trade show (usually in January) and this is a valuable tool for new associates to have personal contact with owners, managers, and maintenance supervisors.