Welcome To The SMLA!
The Southern Maine Landlord Association (SMLA), is a local non-profit organization subject to the membership at the state-wide level of Maine Apartment Owners and Managers Association.
We promote communication and cooperation among owners and managers of investment rental property and work to educate the public, public officials, legislators, and tenants to the important services being provided.
Next SMLA Meeting: Tuesday, May 15th Happy Hour 5:30. Meeting Starts 6:00. Cost: $30.
Why Join the SMLA?
This Month's Newsletter Is Now Online
Past Newsletter Archives Available To Members Only
Download This Month's Newsletter UPDATED*
*Updated for Correction on Page 7 Regarding Funding For Lead Hazard Control in Cumberland County:
"Funding available in Cumberland County for Lead Hazard Control work! For program guidelines https://www.portlandmaine.gov/1902/Lead-Safe-Housing. Contact Theresa Galvin, 874-8983. Grant funding available, up to $10K per unit, for lead hazard prevention and control work. Units that income qualify will be covered. Funding also available to cover RRP certification. Outside Cumberland County contact Kevin Leonard, Community Concepts, 333-6443."
At the last meeting, the members of the SMLA in attendance at the November meeting approved a donation of $1,500 to the Oxford Street Shelter. The shelter is currently in the process of converting from a night only facility into a 24 hour shelter and is requesting community support to assist in this effort.
I am asking any members who are willing and able, to consider making an additional donation. We will collect all the donations and send them to the shelter together, thereby showing the total support of the SMLA and our members. We want to make it clear that as housing providers, we care about and support all housing needs. I mentioned at the meeting that I am personally going to contribute $200 to the shelter.
The SMLA and it’s members support housing. In recent years, the organization has made it a priority to more activity give back to our community. This past fall, we completed our second Habit for Humanity service day. This support of the Oxford Shelter is another effort to support those in need of housing.
To make a donation:
Checks made out to “City of Portland; memo: Oxford Street Shelter”
Mail to: SMLA, 306 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101
Please have checks in by 1/5/18
SMLA President, Brit Vitalius delivered his annual Multi-Family Report and 2017 Forecast at this year's MEREDA conference.Click here to download the report
Want to reach out to our city councilors and express your concerns, questions, and suggestions? Click on the links below to meet your councilors and contact them.
Members Only Discounts
SMLA Members enjoy discounts from a variety of useful vendors landlords need every day.
These discounts more than pay for your yearly membership fee that supports the important work the SMLA does on behalf of Southern Maine landlords.
Important Lead Safety Publications