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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
_____________________
FORM 8-K
CURRENT REPORT
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): May 10, 2021
Preferred Apartment Communities, Inc.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)
Maryland                001-34995                27-1712193
(State or other jurisdiction             (Commission File Number)    (IRS Employer Identification No.)                                                                
of incorporation)
3284 Northside Parkway NW, Suite 150, Atlanta, GA 30327
(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip code)

Registrant's telephone number, including area code: (770) 818-4100

Not applicable
(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)
_______________________
Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:
[ ]    Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)
[ ]    Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)
[ ]    Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))    
[ ]    Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))

Trading Symbol
Common Stock, par value $.01 per share         APTS                 NYSE

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(g) of the Act:
Title of each class
Series A Redeemable Preferred Stock, par value $0.01 per share
Warrant to Purchase Common Stock, par value $0.01 per share
Series M Redeemable Preferred Stock, par value $0.01 per share
Series A1 Redeemable Preferred Stock, par value $0.01 per share
Series M1 Redeemable Preferred Stock, par value $0.01 per share

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).
Emerging Growth Company ¨

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. ¨



Item 2.02    Results of Operations and Financial Conditions.

On May 10, 2021, Preferred Apartment Communities (the "Company") issued a press release announcing its financial results for first quarter ended March 31, 2021. A copy of the earnings press release is furnished as Exhibit 99.1 to this report on Form 8-K (the "Earnings Release").

This information, including Exhibit 99.1 attached hereto, is being furnished and shall not be deemed "filed" for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the "Exchange Act"), or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section. This information, including the exhibits, shall not be incorporated by reference into any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Exchange Act, regardless of any incorporation by reference language in any of those filings. Reference to the Company’s website in the Earnings Release attached as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K does not incorporate by reference the information on such website into this Current Report on Form 8-K and the Company disclaims any such incorporation by reference.


Item 9.01    Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d)    Exhibits.
99.1





SIGNATURE

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
PREFERRED APARTMENT COMMUNITIES, INC.
(Registrant)
Date: May 10, 2021By: /s/ Jeffrey R. Sprain
Jeffrey R. Sprain
Executive Vice President,
General Counsel and Secretary