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COVID-19 Resources for the Apartment Community

MAA regularly updates this page with local, national, and apartment industry news, notices, and resources. 

News:
GBREB legal analysis of Massachusetts eviction moratorium - 4/21 - Read now 
Massachusetts eviction moratorium, signed by Governor Baker - 4/21 - Read now
Opening Up America. View Here
Analysis of FEMA Framework for Reopening America by InspiRE - 4/15 - Read now
NAA - Rental Housing Industry analysis of CARES Act - 4/1. Read now
GBREB legal analysis of rent collection issues during COVID-19. Read now
Mass Guidance on Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers - 3/28. Read now 
GBREB legal analysis of Massachusetts "essential services" for Commercial Real Estate. Read now
NAA new COVID-19 federal laws. Watch now
Massachusetts construction and worksite guidelines. Read now
Housing Court standing order - 3/13. Read now 
Guidelines for open house and apartment showings in Boston. Read now 

GBREB Webinars
BOMA/MAA - Managing Stress in Difficult Times - Ways to reduce and manage stress signals at home and work, 5/7 - Watch Now
BOMA - The Great Re-Occupancy - Practical steps to prepare commercial buildings for a return to work, 5/7 - Watch Now
REFA - What's Next for Hospitality and Retail - Thoughts and analysis from RE financial leaders, 5/7 - Watch Now
MAA - Boston Multifamily Market in Tumultuous Times - Research from Apartments.com Economist, 5/6 - Watch Now
REFA - COVID-19 and the Retail Sector - Predictions from RE finance leaders, 4/28 - Watch Now
BOMA/MAA - Listen Up! with Elise Simard - Using listening skills to build relationships in business, 4/15 - Watch Now
BOMA - Key Business Practices During Uncertain Times - Info about CARES act, taxes, etc., 4/14 - Watch Now

Real Estate Resources:
National Apartment Association resources, including relevant government and legal news, daily micro-webinars, best practices, tips for working from home, HUD communications, cleaning advice, and more
NAA webinars and videos including daily micro-webinars 
5/26/20 Tishman Speyer - Returning to the Workplace
National Apartment Association Twitter - many helpful news stories and updates from around the web
NAA Breakdown of $1 of Rent - Video and Infographic 
NAA Webinar - 6 Feet Apart for Suppliers - 4/15 - Watch Now
ATI Go Back Safely Program Guide

Government and other Resources:
Home readiness checklist by CDC 
Legal advisories from Boston law firm, Nutter 
Grace Hill resources  - COVID 19 Team training manuals available for download 
Mass.gov DPH Corona virus news and updates
MA Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) Resources 
Boston Public Health Commission - New Guidance on Face Coverings - Read Now 


What you can do:
*Help your residents or others find what they need: Winn Companies CONNECT: Use CONNECT to search for free and reduced cost services like food, healthcare, job opportunities, benefits enrollment, rent assistance and more. 

Give to MAA's Charitable Partner, Rosie's Place, a shelter and support system for homeless women in Boston. Donate now

Give to a food bank in your community or the Greater Boston Food Bank. Donate now


COVID-19 Resources for MAA
GBREB NEWS

MEMBER RESOURCES

Information is rapidly changing.  GBREB will update this post as new information becomes available. There's a lot of information about government's response to COVID-19, however we have narrowed the focus of this page to issues impacting the real estate industry to serve as a resource for our members. 

Additional information, including legal advisories are available to members here .

MASSACHUSETTS EXECUTIVE ORDERS AND ADVISORIES
Reopening in Massachusetts 5/18/19
Phase 1 Re-Opening Safety Standards For Workplaces , EOHED, 5/12/20
Re-opening: Four Phase Approach, EOHED, 5/12/20
Advisory on Residential Evictions , Massachusetts Attorney General, 5/8/20
Short-term residential rentals, Department of Public Health, 3/31/20
Mortgage Loan Borrowing , Division of Banks, 3/25/20
Constuction Letter With Guidance  3/25/20
COVID-19 ESSENTIAL SERVICES  Order of  the Governor Assuring Continued Operation Of Essential Services  
Essential Services FAQ
SMOKE ORDER Smoke Alarm and Carbon Monoxide Inspections for One and Two-Family Dwellings and Three to Five-family Apartment Buildings
Standing Order Housing Court
DHCD Resources For Renters and Homeowners

BOSTON EXECUTIVE ORDERS AND ADVISORIES
Rental Relief Fund
Guidelines For Open House and Apartment Showing Policy
Construction Update 5.6.20
Construction Notice 3/25/20
Construction Permitting 3/16/20

DIVISION AND AFFILIATE RESOURCE PAGES

Building Owners and Managers, BOMA Boston, BOMA International
Multifamily Apartments, Massachusetts Apartment Association, National Apartment Association   
REALTORS, Greater Boston Association of REALTORS, Massachusetts Association of REALTORS, National Association of REALTORS
Commercial Brokers Association
Real Estate Finance Association






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MAA is proud of our members by giving back to the community, always, but especially in these times. See below for some good stories during these troubling times.  If your company or a peer is doing something great to give back, feel free to email Courtney McHugh, cmchugh@gbreb.com to be featured on this page.
The Peabody Companies partnered with the Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program(BHCHP) , completing a clothing drive with employees donating gloves, hats and undergarments to the organization. The company itself matched the donations, purchasing 20 winter coats to accompany the teams donation. Click here for the full story.
Support MAA's Charitable Partner, Rosie's Place! Click here to view what they are doing and how you can help.
By purchasing meals through Feed the Frontlines Boston, you will help fuel the extraordinary efforts of our city's healthcare workers while also supporting our local restaurants and employees. With your support Viga Italian Eatery and Shed's BBQ can delivery healthy, fresh and free meals to Boston's amazing doctors, nurses and medical staff. Click here to take action!
MAA Gives Back!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Check out the May edition of the MAA Insider- featuring highlights from past events, information on upcoming events plus local and national multifamily news.

Read the May MAA Insider.
MAA Insider - May 2020
 

Events

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Event
Building Maintenance & Facility Operations Best Practices
Jun 04, 2020
NAAEI CAMT - POSTPONED
Jun 09, 2020 - Jun 26, 2020
ARS Restoration Specialists
38 Crafts Street
Newton, MA
NALP Course
Oct 21, 2020 - Oct 23, 2020
Pro-Care
3 North Maple Street
Woburn, MA
CAPS Course
Oct 27, 2020 - Oct 30, 2020
ATI
250 Ballardvale St #2
Wilmington, MA
NAA Apartmentalize 2020
Nov 04, 2020 - Nov 06, 2020

Dallas, TX

Calendar

Event
Building Maintenance & Facility Operations Best Practices
10:00am
 
NAAEI CAMT - POSTPONED
ARS Restoration Specialists
8:30am
 
NALP Course
Pro-Care
 
CAPS Course
ATI
9:00am
 
NAA Apartmentalize 2020
8:00am