COVID-19 resources for property managers: Industry guidance on regulatory changes, financial assistance & more

Robin Young
Robin Young | 5 min. read

Published on April 4, 2020

As local and federal governments respond to the latest challenges created by the coronavirus pandemic, conditions for property managers are shifting by the hour. We know that you need the latest information at your fingertips as the health and financial concerns of your employees, residents, and clients compete for your attention.

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We’re watching these changing conditions as closely as you are. To help your team navigate this uncertain time, we’ve assembled the most comprehensive COVID-19 resources for property managers.

Best Coronavirus Resources for Property Managers

We recommend bookmarking these 3 resources and checking in every few days to see what the latest COVID-19 updates mean for your business. The National Multifamily Housing Council and RealPage do a fantastic job of translating complex changes into actionable recommendations for property managers; and the rapidly-growing Cash Flow Community Slack group is a great place to talk tactics with other industry professionals during this time.

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Understanding the Impact of COVID-19 Regulations on Property Managers

Learn the details of how the new CARES Act applies to the rental sector; whether any eviction moratoriums or other tenant protections apply to your area; and how to comply with shelter-in-place orders.

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Working with Renters Impacted by COVID-19 Layoffs

These resources offer recommendations for working with residents who have found themselves in a difficult financial position due to the pandemic. They include suggested communications on federal resources that are available to renters, as well as rent flexibility options that property managers may consider.

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Preventing the Spread of Coronavirus Within Rental Properties

These resources contain science-backed recommendations on decreasing the spread of the virus through cleaning, communication, and updates to your rental processes.

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Guidance for Employers During the Coronavirus Outbreak

Find answers to the questions you might have as an employer during this time, from paid sick leave policies to protecting employees from exposure to the virus.

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Financial Resources for Small Businesses During COVID-19

Learn which resources small businesses have available to them in the midst of this crisis through the Small Business Administration and Chamber of Commerce.

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For more resources to help your team stay on top of this issue, keep an eye out for our round-up of the COVID-19 headlines that have had the biggest impact on the industry in the last week.

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Robin Young

As Buildium’s Senior Researcher, Robin leverages her background in social science research and interest in real estate economics to identify trends in the rental market. She combines intensive market research with insights gleaned from surveys of property managers, renters, and rental owners to examine topics like shifting renter demographics, the housing affordability crisis, and the transformation of property management during the pandemic. She's best known as the author of the annual State of the Property Management Industry Report.

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