MAA Resident Resources
Social distancingOur leasing offices are open. If you can, please contact us via phone, email, or our resident portal. We encourage you to make an appointment to keep the number of people in the office to a minimum. If you are a vulnerable individual and would like to have an in-person conversation but would like to stay in your apartment, please call us. We will arrange a visit and have a conversation at the doorway of your apartment. You will notice that we have taken a number of steps to protect your health and well-being and that of our associates while in the office. In accordance with CDC guidance, we have:
We encourage you to follow the CDC Guidelines on health and hygiene. In particular, wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based sanitizer that is at least 60% alcohol. Avoid close contact with sick people. Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. Stay home if you are sick. Avoid shaking hands and cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze. Practice social distancing and keep at least 6 feet of space between you and other people.
Be considerate of others
Do not risk getting your friends and neighbors sick. While in common areas, please practice appropriate social distancing by keeping at least 6 feet between yourself and others. Wear a cloth face mask to help prevent the spread of droplets when you sneeze, cough or speak. You can find information from the CDC on making cloth face masks at www.cdc.gov. If you or a member of your household is experiencing symptoms of illness, please do not enter common areas.
Let us know about quarantine situations
Some residents across our portfolio have already self-quarantined, and we expect more will in the future. It is also possible that residents at one or more of our properties will contract COVID-19. If you choose to self-quarantine because you are experiencing symptoms, or are diagnosed with COVID-19, please notify us immediately. We will be supportive in this situation and take the necessary preventive steps, such as closing common areas for cleaning, as appropriate.
Use the resident portal
We have a robust resident portal through which you can enter emergency maintenance requests, pay rent, and renew your lease. Using the resident portal is a very convenient way to communicate and transact business with MAA, and we highly recommend that you login to the resident portal to enter maintenance requests as well as pay your rent to avoid the need to bring a check by the office. You can access the portal at www.myMAA.com.
For the most up-to-date information on COVID-19, please visit the CDC Website.
Contact us any time
Your property team is available to help, please reach out to your team by email, phone or the resident portal at www.myMAA.com.
Resident Email Communications
Please find below our email communications to our residents about COVID-19:
Health & Well-Being Support
Below are some helpful websites for health and well-being:
Federal Level Financial Support
National Financial Resources for Residents
By dialing 211 from any phone or visiting 211.org, you can search by zip code to access a hotline that connects you to emergency rent and utilities assistance, food assistance, relief for “gig economy” workers and contractors, mental health and other supportive services. All calls are confidential, can be made anonymously and callers can request translations services for 180 languages.https://www.211.org/
Searchable database of support services by zip code, city or state. They also offer counselors available via phone (in English and Spanish) to help people connect with local services—844-458-4673.https://www.salvationarmyusa.org/usn/covid19/
Reliable source of financial support for housing and more. Residents can identify their local chapter to learn more.https://www.catholiccharitiesusa.org/find-help/
If you are eligible for unemployment benefits, this site with help you learn how to apply for them as welfare or temporary assistance and other programs and services.https://www.usa.gov/unemployment
Organization dedicated to helping responsible residents stay in their apartments during an unexpected financial emergency. You can apply for support, but managers can refer residents for financial aid.https://residentrelieffoundation.org/our-programs/
A directory of rental assistance agencies and organizations that can help residents pay their rent.https://www.rentassistance.us/
This resource will help residents find out what services they might be able to access locally, such as emergency payment assistance for rent or utilities.https://communityactionpartnership.com/find-a-cap/
Residents can learn about government programs to help pay for home energy bills and other expenses.https://www.usa.gov/help-with-bills
Database of national and state grant funds available to help with a wide variety of situations, including special grants for occupations (e.g., nurses, bartenders, hospitality workers, freelancers, first responders) as well as needs (e.g., pet care expenses).https://grantspace.org/resources/knowledge-base/covid-19-emergency-financial-resources/
State/Local Financial Resources
Many states and cities have created rental assistance programs. Check with your property manager to see if they are aware of programs operating in your area. They may also be able to provide you with information on other charitable organization that can help with food, child care, healthcare expenses and more.
This database from the National Low Income Housing Coalition offers some information on state and local programs.
District of Columbia
As a society, we must be stronger together than we are apart. If you are able, please consider reaching out to local charities to find ways to help spread stories of hope and encouragement during the COVID-19 pandemic. Other opportunities to give back include:
Note: The materials and information referenced are provided for general and informational purposes only. They are not offered as, and do not constitute, legal advice or legal opinions.➤