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NAA Update on HUD's Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing

By Cedric Watkins | January, 2023 | Updated February, 2023

On January 19, 2023, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in the Federal Register that aims to bolster the mechanisms that allow the agency to enforce the Fair Housing Act’s longstanding requirement to “affirmatively further fair…

White House Renters Bill of Rights’ Principles & Agency Actions

By Ben Harrold | January, 2023 | Updated February, 2023

On January 25, the White House announced a number of actions to advance President Biden’s housing agenda, which are intended to protect renters and promote rental affordability. Key actions include: Unveiling “Blueprint for a Renters Bill of Rights,” which lays out five principles that President…

NAA Update on the Biden Administration's "Renters Bill of Rights"

January, 2023 | Updated January, 2023

On January 24, 2022, the National Apartment Association (NAA) participated in a White House call previewing the Administration’s blueprint for advancing a “Renters Bill of Rights,” an explicit campaign promise from President Biden. This call followed months of engagement between NAA and the White…

NAA Debuts Podcast

December, 2022 | Updated December, 2022

From leadership to operational strategy to federal advocacy and more, The NAA Apartmentcast features insight and trendspotting from rental housing industry leaders. The inaugural episode features inside-the-beltway wisdom from NAA SVP of Government Affairs Greg Brown, as well as a preview of the…

Federal Advocacy Outlook: The End of the 117th and Beginning of the 118th Congress

By Greg Brown and Nicole Upano | December, 2022 | Updated January, 2023

While Republicans, as predicted, will take over control of the House of Representatives in 2023, no one foresaw a razor-thin four-seat majority (222–213). In the Senate, Republicans were only given a roughly 50/50 chance of taking the chamber, but few expected them to not only pick up zero seats…

What’s All This Talk About Revenue Management and Antitrust Violations?

November, 2022 | Updated November, 2022

Recently, the courts, the Department of Justice (DOJ) and federal policymakers have taken an interest in the rental housing industry’s use of revenue management tools. Considering this increased scrutiny of the industry, it is important to understand how antitrust laws come into play. …

Renter Voter Turnout Increasing

October, 2022 | Updated November, 2022

Renters are closing the gap with homeowners regarding voter turnout. The midterm elections are next week, and Apartment List reviewed voting habits between the two cohorts. While the gap between homeowners and renters has been larger in midterm elections, presidential election years have also…

Navigating the Ins and Outs of Data Privacy

October, 2022 | Updated November, 2022

New state-level data privacy laws in California, Colorado, Connecticut, Utah and Virginia go into effect in 2023. These changes will have a direct impact on companies in the multifamily housing space. To inform members of these upcoming changes, NAA’s Legal Affairs team hosted “Navigating the Ins…

Updates on the Biden Administration’s Housing Supply Action Plan

October, 2022 | Updated November, 2022

On Friday October 7, 2022, the Biden Administration announced its progress toward the implementation of the Housing Supply Action Plan previously announced earlier this year. The plan outlined goals aimed at closing the housing supply shortfall in five years, beginning with the creation and…

WSJ Editorial Board Criticizes St. Paul Rent Control, Again

October, 2022 | Updated October, 2022

The Wall Street Journal Editorial Board comments on St. Paul rent control failures.The Wall Street Journal Editorial Board didn’t hold back in its latest commentary about rent control in St. Paul, Minn., calling rent control “among the dumbest policies known to man.”The opinion piece comes after…