NAA Holds November Advocacy and Legal Webinar

Hear the latest in housing politics from across the country.

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On November 8, 2023, the National Apartment Association (NAA) hosted the latest installment of its Advocacy and Legal Webinar (ALW) series. Some key takeaways include: 

  • Federal Legislative Update: Jodie Anderson, Director of Government Affairs, discussed developments on NAA’s 2023 legislative priorities and updated attendees on several legislative proposals of interest to the rental housing industry. She also provided perspective on the new Speaker of the House, Representative Mike Johnson, and his leadership’s potential impacts on the industry’s federal legislative priorities. Lastly, she gave a status update on the appropriations bills as they have been making their way through both chambers of Congress, and noted their priority as Congress approaches the CR deadline.
  • Regulatory Roundup: Nicole Upano, AVP of Housing Policy & Regulatory Affairs, first discussed NAA’s coordinated advocacy efforts across agencies related to the White House Blueprint for a Renters Bill of Rights. Additionally, she shared NAA’s efforts to prepare for the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking from the Federal Trade Commission on "hidden and falsely advertised fees." Lastly, Nicole gave a detailed update on the Executive Order on Artificial Intelligence (AI) and its future implications to the industry.  
  • Legal Update: Mark Russell, Jr., Staff Attorney, highlighted the latest legal news from across the country including two New York cases dealing with Short-term Rental Law and efforts to challenge a gas stove ban. He further dove into notable industry trends on electronic notice delivery requirements in Oregon and Maryland, Legal Aid pro-right-to-counsel advocates efforts in Washington D.C. and cannabis legalization laws taking effect in Minnesota. Finally, Mark gave updates pertaining to the New York Rent Control SCOTUS case and US Chamber of Commerce v. CFPB.   

Watch the full November ALW. 

About ALW 

Don’t miss the next installments of NAA’s ALW on Dec. 13. Register here. 

Hosted by NAA staff, exclusively for the Association’s members and affiliate partners, the ALW series digests: 

  • The latest news from Washington, DC, including a progress report on our federal advocacy priorities as well as legislative and regulatory activities of interest to the rental housing industry and what emerging issues are on the horizon; 

  • Important housing policy changes to state and local laws and the NAA affiliate network’s advocacy efforts and;

  • Legal news that could affect industry operations.