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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
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
Guidelines For Open House and Apartment Showing Policy
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






COVID-19

 

Join NAA: Ask Congress to Help Renters & Property Owners Recover from COVID-19

NAA launched a grassroots alert asking Congress to include apartments in any relief package, including relief for residents and mortgage forbearance for owners/operators. 
The long-term strength of our nation’s economy hangs in the balance as lawmakers decide how best to provide relief from coronavirus-related hardships. Thus far, Congress and the Administration have offered up several solutions to support economic prosperity and as they decide how best to proceed, it’s our duty to make the apartment industry’s case.


This letter outlines the apartment industry’s requests of Congress. In order to provide the most effective relief to our residents and the industry, we are suggesting a two-pronged approach: Congress should provide direct assistance to renters as well as support for impacted property owners and operators.

We know you take seriously the responsibility to ensure your residents have a safe and stable place to call home. That’s why NAA is urging all members and apartment industry members to submit this letter to their congressional representatives.
Write a digital letter to your senator or representative now. 
Letter to Congress in Microsoft Word

ACT NOW: COVID-19 Relief by Congress

 
COVID-19 Resources for the Apartment Community

What you can do:
Write a letter to congress for relief:
NAA launched a grassroots alert asking Congress to include apartments in any relief package, including relief for residents and mortgage forbearance for owners/operators. The long-term strength of our nation’s economy hangs in the balance as lawmakers decide how best to provide relief from coronavirus-related hardships. Thus far, Congress and the Administration have offered up several solutions to support economic prosperity and as they decide how best to proceed, it’s our duty to make the apartment industry’s case.
Write a digital letter to your senator or representative now. 
Letter to Congress in Microsoft Word

Support our neighbors in need:
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


Useful 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

National Apartment Association Twitter - many helpful news stories and updates from around the web

Bisnow Webinar: Managing Properties in the Age of Coronavirus

United States cases, updated daily by CDC

Home readiness checklist by CDC 

Legal advisories from Boston law firm, Nutter 

Resources for Maintenance Techs
NAA Coronavirus Micro-Webinar: How to Handle Maintenance During COVID-19



Massachusetts Resources:
Mass.gov DPH Corona virus news and updates

Massachusetts infectious disease reporting phone numbers 

Massachusetts cases, updated daily on Mass.gov


Something fun
10 Ways to Keep Your Residents Engaged 

NAAEI Students: Exam extensions fees WAIVED to May 31. 
Extension form        Exam information and scheduling 

Free online fitness classes - great to share with residents 

Free online education sites 






COVID-19 Resources for MAA

 
Given the increased concerns and circumstances around the Coronavirus, and in response to Governor Baker's State of Emergency and other recommendations, we wanted to share our plans for MAA events and committee meetings. 

To ensure the safety and well-being of our members, all MAA events will  be cancelled or postponed through Friday, April 17th. All committee meetings will be held via conference calls until further notice. We will continue to monitor both state and health official recommendations and will communicate scheduling changes with our members. All updates will be share with our membership via email and on our social media sites. 

The MAA Team will be in contact with Committees about next steps and meeting information. 

*If you have registered for an upcoming event prior to April 17th, you will be contacted shortly regarding alternative plans and next steps*

In the interim, you are encouraged to utilize the following resources for important Coronavirus updates:
NAA
MassGov
CDC
WHO







Important Message about Meetings and Events
 

Events

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Event
POSTPONED - MAA First Look: The Andi
Apr 16, 2020
The Andi Apartments
4 Lucy Street
Boston, MA
Buzz & Bizz - Listen Up With Elise Simard
May 12, 2020
Watermark Seaport Apartments
85 Seaport Boulevard
Boston, MA
MAA Red Sox Outing
May 27, 2020
TBD, Fenway Park
Boston
NAAEI CAMT
Jun 09, 2020 - Jun 26, 2020
ARS Restoration Specialists
38 Crafts Street
Newton, MA
NAA Apartmentalize 2020
Jun 17, 2020 - Jun 19, 2020
Boston Convention And Exhibition Center
415 Summer Street
Boston, MA
MAA Summer Cookout
Aug 22, 2020
Foxboro Stadium
1 Patriot Place
Foxborough, 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

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POSTPONED - MAA First Look: The Andi
The Andi Apartments
3:30pm
 
Buzz & Bizz - Listen Up With Elise Simard
Watermark Seaport Apartments
8:30am
 
MAA Red Sox Outing
TBD, Fenway Park
5:30pm
 
NAAEI CAMT
ARS Restoration Specialists
8:30am
 
NAA Apartmentalize 2020
Boston Convention And Exhibition Center
8:00am