Frequently Asked Questions:

I am a resident at an apartment community. Can you help me with an issue or complaint?

The Greater Birmingham Apartment Association is a trade organization for companies that own and manage apartment communities and affiliated companies that provide products or services to the apartment industry. We are unable to answer questions from residents or respond to any inquiries. If you are having a legal issue, we recommend you contact an attorney who specializes in landlord-tenant law in Alabama.

Can you help me find an apartment?

The Greater Birmingham Apartment Association does not have a service to help people find new apartment homes, but many of our members provide exactly that service.
Please see the list below of GBAA member companies when looking for an apartment in the Greater Birmingham area:

Apartment Finder

Apartment Guide

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What is the Greater Birmingham Apartment Association (GBAA) and what do you do?

The GBAA is a trade association founded to represent the multifamily housing industry in the Greater Birmingham area representing professionals in the multi-family rental industry. The membership includes apartment property owners, management companies, developers and suppliers to the industry.

Our focus is legislation, education and communication for the industry.

Are all apartment communities in Greater Birmingham required to be members of the GBAA?

GBAA membership is voluntary. Apartment communities are affiliated through the membership of their owner/management company. Most professionally managed apartment homes in the Greater Birmingham area are currently members, as they are dedicated to quality rental housing.

How do I join the GBAA? Who can be a member?

Membership in the Greater Birmingham Apartment Association is open to companies that own, manage or develop multifamily rental housing, as well as those businesses that provide products and/or services to the industry. You can use the “How to Join” link under the membership tab and learn more about the benefits of becoming a member of the GBAA. All of our memberships are company based, and you can join online or by printing out a copy of the application and submitting it with payment to the GBAA office.

I’m a member, but want to become more involved. How do I do that?

The best way to make the most of your membership is to become involved. If you are a first time volunteer, consider joining a committee. Committees are lead by volunteers and help carry out the special events and background work for the GBAA. It allows you to help the GBAA achieve its goals, and also allows you to network with other members in a smaller setting. Click on the Get Involved tab to see the committee descriptions and their current chairmen. In addition to serving on a committee, the GBAA offers many events throughout the year that are outstanding opportunities to network with your fellow GBAA members. Make sure to check the calendar of events regularly to see what is coming up.

How many members belong to the GBAA?

Currently, the GBAA represents 270+ members, including 33,000+ units in the Greater Birmingham area.

Our area of service includes the following counties: Jefferson, Shelby, Tuscaloosa, St. Clair, Walker, Fayette, Lamar, Pickens, Blount, Talladega, Calhoun, Cleburne, Clay & Randolph.

Where is the GBAA office?

The GBAA does not have an office. We hold our meetings at hotel and event spaces in the Greater Birmingham area. You can contact the GBAA via telephone at 205-533-1644 or email at