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.

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…

Join NAA's Monthly Legislative & Regulatory Update

November, 2022 | Updated November, 2022

Join us for the National Apartment Association’s (NAA) final Legislative and Regulatory Update call of 2022. This webinar series is hosted by NAA staff, exclusively for the association’s members and affiliate partners. During this webinar, you will:  Hear from special guests from Fannie Mae who…

Update: White House Mulls Renter Protections as NAA Pushes for Responsible Policies

By Nicole Upano and Nicole Ryan | November, 2022 | Updated January, 2023

Update (1/23/2023): The National Apartment Association (NAA) remains engaged in ongoing dialogues with the White House surrounding their pursuit of “resident-centered property management practices.” Though a formal announcement is expected in the coming weeks, recent media reporting speculates the…

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. …

Updated - NAA’s Midterm Election Digest

November, 2022 | Updated November, 2022

On or before Tuesday, November 8, 2022, voters from across the country cast ballots in this year’s pivotal midterm election. The outcomes of this election have determined the control of Congress for the remainder of President Joe Biden’s term. Here are the election’s key takeaways as of the…

NAA Represents Industry at White House Meeting

November, 2022 | Updated November, 2022

The National Apartment Association (NAA) represented the rental housing industry in a recent meeting with White House and agency officials charged with carrying out President Biden’s housing agenda, including the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Federal Housing Finance Agency and…

Michigan Supreme Court Weighs Permanent Eviction Protections

By Ben Harrold and Mark Russell | November, 2022 | Updated November, 2022

The Michigan Supreme Court is considering statewide court rule changes that would make certain temporary COVID-era eviction protections permanent. The Property Management Association of Michigan (PMAM) has been steadfast in its advocacy to oppose the adoption of these changes, which could have…

Rent Control Ballot Question Halted in Orange County, Florida

October, 2022 | Updated November, 2022

On October 27, 2022, the Florida Fifth District Court of Appeals halted Orange County’s rent control ballot question, overturning a previous district court decision made last month. Overview In August, Orange County commissioners voted to place a rent control question on this election cycle’s…

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…