About MAA



MAA was chartered in June 2007 by the National Apartment Association. In April 2016, a local office was opened to better serve the apartment industry by providing quality education and advocating on a local and state level for the apartment industry.


The Mississippi Apartment Association, an affiliate of the National Apartment Association, promotes and enhances the professionalism of the apartment industry by providing quality education, national designations, networking events, and trade shows.

Additionally, its members provide a unifying body to lobby for or against local, state, and federal laws and regulations that affect the apartment industry.

Overall, its members encourage and advocate high professional standards and sound business methods for the best interests of the industry and the public.


Members of MAA are rental housing owners, property management companies, individual apartment communities or companies that service or supply products to rental properties.


As a united voice of the rental housing industry, we educate and advocate for members and community interests.


To ensure that the Mississippi Apartment Mississippi Apartment Association and its members comply with antitrust laws, the following principles will be observed:

  • The Mississippi Apartment Association or any committee, section, chapter, or activity of the Mississippi Apartment Association shall not be used for the purpose of bringing about or attempting to bring about any understanding or agreement, written or oral, formal or informal, expressed or implied, among two or more members or other competitors with regard to prices or terms and conditions of contracts for services or products. Therefore, discussions and exchanges of information about such topics will not be permitted at Mississippi Apartment Association meetings or other activities.
  • There will be no discussions discouraging or withholding patronage or services from or encouraging exclusive dealing with any supplier or purchaser or group of suppliers or purchasers of products or services, any actual or potential competitor or group of actual potential competitors, or any private or governmental entity.
  • There will be no discussions about allocating or dividing geographic or service markets or customers.
  • There will be no discussions about restricting, limiting, prohibiting, or sanctioning advertising or solicitation that is not false, misleading, deceptive, or directly competitive with Mississippi Apartment Association products or services.
  • There will be no discussions about discouraging entry into or competition in any segment of the marketplace.
  • There will be no discussions about whether the practices of any member, actual or potential competitor, or other person are unethical or anti-competitive, unless the discussions or complaints follow the prescribed due process provisions of the Mississippi Apartment Association’s bylaws.
  • Certain activities of the Mississippi Apartment Association and its members are deemed protected from antitrust laws under the First Amendment right to petition government. The antitrust exemption for these activities, referred to as the Noerr-Pennington Doctrine, protects ethical and proper actions or discussions by members designed to influence: 1) legislation at the national, state, or local level; 2) regulatory or policy-making activities (as opposed to commercial activities) of a governmental body; or 3) decisions of judicial bodies. However, the exemption does not protect actions constituting a “sham” to cover anticompetitive conduct.
  • Speakers at committees, educational meetings, or other business meetings of the Mississippi Apartment Association shall be informed that they must comply with the Mississippi Apartment Association’s antitrust policy in the preparation and the presentation of their remarks. Meetings will follow a written agenda approved in advance by the Mississippi Apartment Association or its legal counsel.
  • Meetings will follow a written agenda. Minutes will be prepared after the meeting to provide a concise summary of important matters discussed and actions taken, or conclusions reached.

At informal discussions at the site of any Mississippi Apartment Association meeting all participants are expected to observe the same standards of personal conduct as are required of the Mississippi Apartment Association in its compliance.