Hopkins Apartment Managers' Association (HAMA)
Hopkins Apartment Managers' Association 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.
2018 Meeting Schedule
All meetings are from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Hopkins Fire Station (101-17th Avenue South) unless otherwise stated.
- February 21, 2018 - Tour the new Oxford Village (439 Blake Road N.) and Moline (100 8th Avenue S.) apartment buildings. Meet at Oxford Village at noon for a 40 minute tour, then travel to the Moline for a 12:45 p.m. tour of that building. On-street parking is available around both buildings.
- May 16, 2018 - 6:30 to 8 p.m. (Note: This is an evening meeting) - Attorney Mike Vraa will talk about the most common legal issues that landlords face, including evictions, the application process, security deposits. He will leave the last 20 minutes of the evening to answer your questions.
Mike has been practicing in landlord/tenant law for over 20 years and was the lead author of two books including the recently published The Landlord's Guide to Minnesota Law (which he'll be selling at a discounted rate).
- September 12, 2018 - Hopkins Officers and Detectives from the Southwest Metro Drug Task Force will be presenting information on illegal drug trends. They will educate our group on how to identify illegal drugs and drug paraphernalia. They will discuss drug use including; marijuana and heroin. Detectives will also discuss what to do if you find illegal drugs, drug paraphernalia or suspect that one of your residents are using or selling drugs at your rental property. Valuable tips on how to protect your staff and residents, given the rise of fentanyl specific narcotic trends will be shared.
Detectives will be conducting a live demonstration on the smell of marijuana versus the smell of sage and will be discussing how this training can be used in housing court as testimony if need be.
Representatives from Metro HRA will be discussing their partnership with the Hopkins Police to maintain safe and affordable housing through the Housing Choice Voucher program that uses the existing private rental market and provides payments to rental property owners on behalf of renters
- November 14, 2018 - Resources for you and your renters! We will have members of our community speak about the following programs and resources: Metro HRA Housing Choice Program, Public Works Resources, Joint Community Police Partnership - Hopkins Police Resources, Online Resources overview. There will be some time at the end of our meeting for networking.