Hopkins Apartment Managers' Association (HAMA)
The HAMA is an active organization of apartment managers that works to maintain a strong rental market and to promote community involvement among its residents in Hopkins. The purpose of the coalition is to:
- Promote professionalism among its members
- Improve the image of Hopkins as a community
- Enrich the relationship with the City of Hopkins
- Share solutions to common problems
- Provide continuing education for managers
- Promote communication between apartment communities
- Enhance the quality of life for its residents
- Protect the interests of its investors
- Bring the highest standard of leadership and integrity to the profession
If you own and operate only a few units on a part-time basis and you would like the advice of an experienced property manager, call Liz Page at 952-548-6323 and she will refer you.
2016 Meeting Schedule
All meetings are from noon – 1:30 pm at the Hopkins Fire Station (101-17th Avenue South) unless otherwise stated.
- March 23, 2016 (at the Hopkins Center for the Arts, 9–11 am) – A presentation from Homeland Security for apartment inspectors and managers on how to identify if a tenant is potentially producing dangerous items in their apartment
- May 18, 2016 – Hopkins Fire Department will demonstrate how to use a fire extinguisher and discuss how to teach residents to prevent cooking fires, as well as the importance of testing fire and carbon monoxide alarms. Hopkins Police will be on hand to discuss current drug trends and how to recognize drug paraphernalia, as well as conduct a burn of marijuana for training purposes and testimony in housing court.
- September 21, 2016 – (meet at Hopkins City Hall, 1010 1st Street South) City development and construction update and Metropolitan Council Choice program presentation (pending confirmation), plus Attorney Michael Vraa will talk about the most common legal issues that landlords face, including evictions, the application process and security deposits. Mike has been practicing in landlord/tenant law for over 20 years and was the lead author of two books including the recently published, Landlord's Guide to Minnesota Law.
- November 16, 2016 – Attorney Robin Ann Williams will speak about legal issues most commonly faced by landlords and be available for questions.
For questions about HAMA meetings, including agendas and ideas for future meeting topics Liz Page at 952-548-6323 or Anne Marie Buck at 952-548-6407.
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