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.

CRA Proposal Draws Industry Response

August, 2022 | Updated August, 2022

Rental housing industry reacts to the issuing of a proposed rule by banking regulators that would update the 1977 Community Reinvestment Act.Banking regulators issued a proposed rule that would update the 1977 Community Reinvestment Act (CRA), which was last updated in 1995. NAA and NMHC joined an…

Industry Legal Victory: Ohio Court of Appeals Rules Lead-Safe Certification Eviction Rule Invalid

August, 2022 | Updated August, 2022

In a legal victory for Ohio housing providers, the Ohio Court of Appeals ruled on Thursday, August 11, that the Cleveland Housing Court did not have the authority to prevent an eviction due to a building code violation.  This ruling is a win for the multifamily industry. As adverse housing policy…

GART Hits it out of the Park in Louisville

By Bob Siegel | August, 2022 | Updated August, 2022

Earlier this month, the National Apartment Association (NAA) was excited to host the Government Affairs Roundtable (GART) in Louisville, KY. Over 100 industry advocates from NAA’s network of affiliated apartment associations gathered for three days of insightful discussion on policy trends,…

Eviction Prevention Focus of White House Summit

By Sam Gilboard | August, 2022 | Updated August, 2022

Earlier this month, the White House and the United States Department of the Treasury hosted the White House Summit on Building Lasting Eviction Prevention Reform. The White House invited federal, state and local policymakers, as well as community advocates, to share feedback on strategies for…

Senate Holds Hearing on Housing Market Impacts

By Greg Brown | August, 2022 | Updated August, 2022

On August 2, 2022, the Senate Banking Committee held a hearing entitled, “‘The Rent Eats First’: How Renters and Communities are Impacted by Today’s Housing Market.” While the focus of the hearing was on challenges for renters, the housing provider perspective was also heard from National Apartment…

Industry Win: Carried Interest Provision Eliminated from Senate Bill

August, 2022 | Updated August, 2022

August 9, 2022 Update: Senate Democrats were able to pass their budget reconciliation package – the Inflation Reduction Act – after securing the support of Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ). The Senator agreed to support the bill after receiving several concessions, including the elimination of the…

Rising Rent Solutions

July, 2022 | Updated July, 2022

The cost of living is increasing, and inflation continues at 40-year highs. National Apartment Association President and CEO Bob Pinnegar reviews some of the factors impacting rent prices and several solutions to stabilize housing costs in his latest column for the Washington Post, “What’s behind…

Affordability to Take Center Stage at GART

By Ben Harrold | July, 2022 | Updated July, 2022

On August 1-5, 2022, the National Apartment Association (NAA) will welcome its affiliate network to Louisville, KY for the 2022 Affiliate Conference. The conference will kick off with the annual Government Affairs Roundtable (GART) which will feature unique insight from policymakers, advocacy…

NAA Shares Feedback with White House on Renters’ Bill of Rights

By Nicole Upano | July, 2022 | Updated July, 2022

As part of the National Apartment Association’s (NAA) ongoing advocacy and engagement with the Biden Administration, NAA’s President and CEO, Bob Pinnegar, participated in the White House Housing Provider Listening Session on May 31, 2022. The White House invited stakeholders to share feedback on…

NAA Responds to Comprehensive Data Privacy and Protection Legislation

By Maria Spencer | July, 2022 | Updated July, 2022

Several weeks ago, a bipartisan and bicameral group of Members of Congress introduced legislation to address a comprehensive privacy law. The American Data Privacy and Protection Act (ADPPA), H.R. 8152, would create certain data privacy rights for consumers and add privacy by design and data…