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Members in good standing of the Maine Apartment Association automatically become a member of the National Apartment Association (NAA).

NAA's Member Benefits page provides quick access to valuable multifamily housing industry information. Regular updates to the site includes State & Federal government materials, an archive of units Magazine articles, membership resources, education CEC forms, and Affiliate & Designate announcements. This information is only available to NAA Affiliate and Designate members.  Learn more about NAA member benefits.



Government Advocacy

NAA is the only full service national trade association dedicated solely to the apartment industry. The federated structure of NAA enables the industry to represent its members and advocate on federal, state and local policy issues.

NAA's government affairs program brings together three components to benefit apartment industry interests:

      • State Issues Management Program 

      • NAAPAC, Better Government Fund and political outreach 

      • The National Apartment Association / National Multi Housing Council Joint Legislative program. 

      • NAA Political Action Committee (PAC) 

      • NAAPAC is comprised of interested members who raise money and work to affect favorable change in federal legislation. NAAPAC also supports Congressional members who are sensitive to multifamily housing issues and serve on committees with direct jurisdiction over the apartment industry.

Apartment Industry Mobilization Service (AIMS)

AIMS provides members with regular updates of legislative developments that may affect the multifamily housing industry. Among AIMS publications are the Washington Update, Tax Update, Environmental Update, Property Management Update and Building Codes Update. 


Meetings and Expositions

NAA & MAA collaboratively plan and execute several exceptional opportunities for you to network, exchange ideas, and form relationships with other professionals in our industry on a local and national level: the Capitol Conference, the Education Conference & Exposition, the Student Housing Conference & Exposition, the Green Conference & Exposition and the Assembly of Delegates meetings. Each affords you an opportunity to strengthen your connections and make a contribution to our industry by serving on committees and participating in the government process. For local events, please see our EVENTS page.

      • NAA's Capitol Conference is held in the Spring in Washington, DC. It affords attendees and opportunity to learn more about pertinent legislative issues and lobby their own representatives in Congress. 

      • The NAA Education Conference & Exposition is the largest trade show and conference in the multifamily housing industry. Held annually in June, the Conference attracts large numbers of industry suppliers as well as thousands of multifamily housing professionals seeking educational, business and networking opportunities. 

      • The NAA Student Housing Conference & Exposition is geared toward operational and management professionals who are considering, new to or currently involved in student housing management. 

      • The NAA Green Conference & Exposition highlights the opportunities, hurdles and potential pitfalls that have arisen as a result of the green movement. 

      • The Assembly of Delegates is held in the Fall for the purpose of electing officers and to approve a budget for the following year.


Units Magazine and other Resources

Every NAA membership includes a free subscription to units Magazine, the acknowledged leader in providing the very latest news and cutting edge analysis pertaining to the multifamily housing industry. In addition, members are entitled to special discounts on the important resources such as the Annual Survey of Income and Expenses, the Washington Update series, the Mold Operations and Maintenance Training Manual for Multifamily Housing Professionals and all titles and videos offered through the NAA Store.


Continuing Education

NAA offers six nationally recognized professional designation programs, which are widely respected for their rigorous and comprehensive approach to career development in the multifamily housing industry. These courses are offered throughout the country by local NAA Affiliates. With some study and hard work, you and/or your employees can achieve professional credentials in multi-site property supervision (CAPS), apartment management (CAM), leasing (NALP), maintenance (CAMT) or as a certified apartment supplier (CAS).

NAA Career Center

The NAA Career Center is your best resource for locating qualified employees within the apartment industry. As the largest association serving the apartment industry, we have designed a career center where job seekers interested in pursuing a career in the industry can connect with the leading employers.


National Suppliers Council (NSC)

Recognizing the importance of a close working relationship between owners, managers and industry suppliers, the NSC is committed to enhancing the profitability of the multifamily housing industry. The NSC offers unique opportunities to showcase products and services to NAA members.

Discounted Services

A number of discounts are available to NAA members. Among them:

  • Exclusive discounts on Dell Products for NAAEI Students, Members, Faculty and Staff

  • Discounts on select FedEx® shipping services


Independent Rental Owners (IRO) Resource Center

NAA has created a resource center with a wealth of information designed specifically for owners of smaller numbers or apartment homes. 

Discounts on Products & Services for Independent Rental Owner (IRO) Members

NAA's new products and services program is guaranteed to provide substantial savings for Independent Rental Owner (IRO) members. If you own and/or manage 500 units or less, this program is perfect for YOU!


NAA Store

Makes available a variety of publications and videos on the business of multifamily housing with discounted rates for NAA members.

National Lease Program

NAA offers its members state-customized leases and forms that are delivered via an easy-to-use software package. This powerful lease program allows the user to save time and money by speeding up the preparation and printing of lease packages and use default settings and terms for each apartment community.

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