Hear the latest in housing politics from across the country.
On October 10, 2023, the National Apartment Association (NAA) hosted the latest installment of its Advocacy and Legal Webinar (ALW). Some key takeaways include:
- Federal Legislative Update: Greg Brown, SVP 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. He also provided insight into what the most recent Continuing Resolution (CR) means for the industry, especially as Congress wrestled to elect a Speaker and continues working to pass a budget ahead of the CR’s expiration.
- Regulatory Roundup: Nicole Upano, AVP of Housing Policy & Regulatory Affairs, first gave highlights from NAA’s inaugural Policy Summit, held on September 29. She then 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." Ben Harrold, Manager of Public Policy, recapped a notable meeting on insurance with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and gave additional updates on NSPIRE inspections changes.
- Legal Update: Lauren Shelton, Paralegal, highlighted the latest legal news from across the country, including a rent control case that may be heard by the U.S. Supreme Court, and gave further updates on a source of income case filed in New York. The Supreme Court of New Jersey agreed to hear Pace v. Hamilton Cove and NAA joined this case as an amicus asking for the court to rule on the question of “are class action waivers unenforceable in contracts that do not contain a mandatory arbitration provision?” Finally, she discussed three lawsuits regarding short-term rentals – two in Texas and one in Vermont.
Watch the full October ALW.
Don’t miss the next installments of NAA’s ALW on Nov. 8 and 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.