Apartment Advocate

NAA Government Affairs’ bi-monthly publication combines all aspects of apartment industry advocacy into one go-to resource. The Apartment Advocate highlights key developments and viewpoints in industry public policy at all levels of government, and helps NAA members explore advocacy pathways.

President Biden Proposes Federal Rent Control

By Nicole Upano | | Updated

On Tuesday, July 16, 2024, President Biden announced a proposal to require housing providers with 50 units or more to cap annual rent increases at 5 percent or risk losing an important federal tax deduction for depreciation. The President’s call to Congress to pass this legislation builds upon…

FHFA Announces Federal Landlord and Tenant Requirements

By Nicole Upano | | Updated

On July 12, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) announced new landlord and tenant requirements for multifamily properties financed by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the Enterprises).   Covered housing providers must provide tenants with the following:  30-day written notice of…

New Jersey Supreme Court Upholds Class Action Wavier Enforceability in NAA Lease Contract

By Brittany Wood | | Updated

On July 10, 2024, the Supreme Court of New Jersey issued its decision in Pace v. Hamilton Cove, ruling that class action waivers in consumer contracts are enforceable, reversing the Appellate Division’s ruling. The Appellate Division’s ruling created a bright-line rule that invalidated class action…

Saddle Up for RHALS: Register Now!

By Joe Riter | | Updated

Calling all industry advocates and legal professionals, the National Apartment Association’s (NAA) Rental Housing Advocacy and Legal Summit (RHALS) is right around the corner! Join us from July 30 to August 1 at the Omni Las Colinas, just outside of Dallas, Texas!  Register today! This is a…

Learn More About NAA’s 2024 Federal Advocacy Priorities

By Nicole Upano | | Updated

View NAA's 2024 Federal Advocacy Priorities The National Apartment Association (NAA) continues to make progress on its “Big Three” federal, legislative priorities in 2024:  S. 32/HR. 4606, the Choice in Affordable Housing Act, sustainably improves housing provider participation in the…

Time to Leave it Behind: Supreme Court Axes Chevron Doctrine

By Ayiesha Beverly, Briana Anderson | | Updated

The U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS) overturned a landmark ruling, Chevron U.S.A., Inc. v. Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc., on June 28 , reversing a 40-year-old precedent known as the “Chevron doctrine” or “Chevron deference.” A fundamental principle in administrative law, the Chevron doctrine…

There Is No Debate. Rent Caps Hurt Renters and Communities

By Nicole Ryan | | Updated

During the first 2024 presidential debate, President Biden continued his harmful rhetoric against the rental housing industry. In the opening minutes, Biden touched upon housing prices and commented that "We're going to make sure we reduce the price of housing. We're going to build 2 million new…

NAA Political Affairs Update - July 2024

By NAA Political Affairs | | Updated

Deeper Dive: NAA Represents Industry Before Nation's Mayors Political Affairs-PAC On Target  We are thrilled to announce that NAAPAC has made extraordinary strides towards our ambitious $1.2 million fundraising goal! Thanks to your incredible generosity, we've already raised $692,000 as of…

NAA Represents Industry Before Nation’s Mayors

By April Capone | | Updated

Between June 20-23, 2024, the National Apartment Association (NAA) joined mayors, municipal officials and other Business Council members at the 92nd annual meeting of the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) in Kansas City, Mo. In addition to networking with Mayors and municipal officials, the…

Minnesota Passes Renters Bill of Rights Legislation

By Joe Riter | | Updated

On May 24, 2024, Minnesota Governor Tim Walz approved MN SF 3492, the most comprehensive state-level renters’ rights legislation since the White House announced its Blueprint for a Renters Bill of Rights in January 2023.   Aspects of Minnesota’s new law reflect growing trends in state…