Meetings and Events

Next meeting: Tuesday 11-20-18 7:00 P.M. See you then!
Come at 6:30 P.M. to network & see vendor tables for raffle ticket

  P.M. to network & see vejjj

Tenant Screening and Evictions

How to use the Winnebago County Web site

  Guest Speaker: Winnebago County Circuit Clerk Tom Klein

Letter from the President

    I would like to welcome all new members that have joined the Rockford Apartment Association in the past couple months. We hope that you will find by joining the RAA you have made a wise choice and that the price you paid to be a member pays you back many times over. We also hope you will see, as a group, we have a voice in the community and that your membership contributes to having that voice. Our primary purpose and goal is to educate our membership. We do that by having interesting and informative topics for our monthly meetings with a combination of professional speakers, people who are experts in their field, and also with our own more experienced members. Our meetings almost always include roundtable discussions that get everyone in attendance involved in the conversation. It gives members a chance to bring up issues that they might be dealing with and to ask how other members handle those situations. Our other very important purpose is to advocate for and inform members of state and local issues that affect our business in either a positive or negative way. We keep our members up to speed on current State laws, local building and health codes, federal laws including fair housing and much more. The Rockford Apartment Association is part of the state association (IRPOA) Illinois Rental Property Owners Association. IRPOA helps us with issues that happen in Springfield and keeps everyone informed about important happenings at the state level. Finally, one of the greatest benefits of being a RAA member is our group email. It is a way for members to communicate and network with each other without having to wait for a monthly meeting to get answers. They share knowledge, ideas, and first hand experiences using their computers and smart phones. Don’t be afraid to use it. The conversations that take place benefit everyone. We are a volunteer organization that strives to educate and inform its membership. We always welcome more help and volunteer work from any members that are willing to give of their time. Last month at our October meeting Larry Mills and Jeff Sturtecky lead one of our best meetings ever. Our topic was “Elements of the Lease”. Larry and Jeff did a fantastic job of covering all the different aspects of the lease and there was a lot of participation from the membership as well. Thanks guys for putting together such a great program! Our November 20 th 2018 meeting Topic will be “Tenant Screening and Evictions” How to use the Winnebago County web site! Our guest speakers will be Winnebago County Circuit clerk Tom Klein and Chief deputy Tom Lawson. Learn the new e filing method as well as how to navigate the county web site when screening for new tenants

Thanks, and hope to see you all Tuesday evening!

Karl Fauerbach, RAA President



City legal memo to council for Chronic Nuisance Ordinance
Memo from Di Monte & Lizak on Home Rule authority re Ordinance


                       About Rockford Apartment Association Monthly Meetings
Set aside the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 7:00 P.M. to join RAA for its monthly meeting. The educational and entertaining meetings feature guest speakers who share their expertise in ALL aspects of the apartment and multi-family business.

The meetings are held at the Rockford Area Association Of Realtors 6776 E. State St. with two hours of jam-packed information, you'll be glad you joined the group. The price is right at $15 for non-member and free, yes, FREE for Rockford Apartment Association members.

There are no regular RAA meetings in June, July, August or (December Christmas Party), however, we may schedule an activity so be sure to check back or call RAA for updates.

RAA meetings are also a great place to network with other owners and managers who are always willing to share their experiences. Learn from the landlords and managers who have been in the business for a lifetime. Lend support to others who can benefit from your experiences. Join us at our next RAA meeting. It's where the most successful multihousing property owners in the northern Illinois area gather together.

Stay aware of everything that is happening in the northern Illinois area by checking RAA's website often! Our guest speakers will be announced as well as topics on the agenda.

                                              *Educating Landlords for over 30 Years*


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