About the Apartment Association of Greater Augusta
The Apartment Association of Greater Augusta is a 501(c)6 nonprofit trade association that represents the multifamily industry for the city of Augusta and its surrounding areas. Founded in 1973, the AAGA is dedicated to advancing the multifamily housing industry. The AAGA is an affiliate of the National Apartment Association (NAA) and the Georgia Apartment Association (GAA).
Our organization is volunteer-driven, with many opportunities to get involved and make a difference in the local multifamily industry. The Board of Directors oversees the activities of the organization to ensure they advance our mission. The mission of AAGA is to promote the professional growth and success of members through education, networking opportunities, and community involvement. Committees are a vital part of the organization and the primary way to get involved.
We host quarterly membership meetings, monthly education seminars, and events such as our annual Trade Show, Maintenance Mania, the Tee Off Fore Tatas Golf Tournament, in addition to various networking events.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. I am a resident of an apartment community. Can you help me with an issue/complaint and can you give me a copy of my lease?
The Apartment Association of Greater Augusta is a trade organization for companies that own and manage apartment communities and affiliated companies that provide products or services to the apartment industry.
We are unable to answer questions from residents or respond to any inquiries. If you are having a legal issue, we recommend you contact an attorney who specializes in landlord-tenant law in Georgia. While you are entitled to a copy of your lease, we do not have copies, and you will need to ask your apartment community for a copy if you did not receive one when you signed it originally.
Q. How many members are in the association?
Currently, we have over 150 members, including Owner/Manager members and Associate Members. There are over 130 properties (represented by 50+ management companies) belonging to AAGA. These properties manage over 20,000 apartment homes in the area.
Q. What does it cost to join AAGA?
Refer to our Become A Member page for specific information on dues, membership benefits, and how to apply.
Q. I am an Owner/Manager/Property and need access to the Blue Moon Lease program - what areas do you serve?
For Owner/Manager members, our territory includes the following counties in Georgia: Columbia, Richmond, Lincoln, Elbert, Wilkes, Taliaferro, Warren, Glascock, McDuffie, Jefferson, and Burke.
If your community/property is located outside of these counties, you will not be able to join our organization, but you may be in another affiliate's territory. Please refer to this page on the Georgia Apartment Association website to get information about all the Georgia affiliates and their territories: GAA Affiliates
For properties in South Carolina, please contact the Apartment Association of Greater Columbia; they can help you find your local affiliate.
Q. Are all apartment communities in the Augusta area required to be members of AAGA?
AAGA membership is voluntary. Most professionally managed apartment homes in the Augusta area are members as they are dedicated to quality rental housing.
Q. How often does AAGA meet?
Membership meetings are held quarterly. Education classes are held on a monthly basis, and annual events are scheduled throughout the year.
Q. By joining AAGA will members use my services?
Members are encouraged to use the services of the Associate members but are not required.
Q. Am I required to attend every meeting and event?
No, you are not required to attend, however, to maximize your networking opportunities and build future and maintain current relations, it is highly recommended you attend.
Q. Are you required to join a committee?
No, you are not required, but joining a committee is one of the best ways to get involved with the association. They are the backbone of the organization and play a vital in our continued growth.
Q. How do I join the Association?
Joining is easy! Simply go to our Become a Member page & follow the steps below.
- Follow this link: Become a Member
- First, Select your member type.
- Second, Agree to the terms and conditions and enter the main point of contact's email address & create a password (or, login via your social network (Facebook or Google+).
- Third, fill in the main point of contact's information.
- Fourth, fill in the company's information.
- Fifth, select your payment method as either invoice or credit card.
Payment must be received to receive membership benefits, and membership applications must be approved by the Board of Directors; please allow 1-2 business days for a response upon submitting your application.
Q. How do I create an account?
If your company is already a member, you will need to create an account to get member pricing & access members-only resources.
Follow these steps:
- Follow this link.
- Agree to the terms and conditions.
- Enter your email and select a password. Note, you also have the option to login via your Facebook or Google+ Account. This does not allow us to login to your social networks!
- If your name matches a record in the system, you'll see a pop-up box that asks "Is this you?" with the name & company to verify. If it matches, select Verify and continue.
- If the pop-up box does not show up, simply enter your contact information on the following page. The required fields are First Name, Last Name, Email, and Parent Member. Parent member is the name of the Company you work for.
Q. I've requested a password reset, but I'm not receiving an email. Can you assist?
First, have you created your account on the new website? If your account hasn't been created, it doesn't know what password to reset, so it can't send an email. You might need to "Create an Account" instead. Second, are you using the correct username? We suggest using an individual email just in case your work email changes, since your profile stays with you, no matter where you work. With that in mind, did you