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  • Criminal Background Checks Under Scrutiny

    Apartment Industry Advocates,Nearly 50 years ago, President Lyndon Johnson signed into law the Civil Rights Act of 1968. Title VIII of the Act contains what we commonly refer to as the Fair Housing Act. This law, along with amendments passed in 1988 and 1990, protects individuals from housing discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or familial status. As a...
  • NAA Capitol Conference Sets New Records, Kicks Off Advocacy 365

    Apartment Industry Advocates,Back in November, the House of Representatives, as is its tradition, released the work schedule for the coming year. Besides the standard recess periods around holidays and the month of August, there would be six additional weeks of recess where members would be in their districts, not in Washington. As is my tradition since joining NAA, I checked the 2016 Capitol...
  • Capitol Conference Advocacy Hits Critical Apartment Concerns

    Apartment Industry Advocates,On March 8th and 9th NAA will host its annual Capitol Conference and bring before Congress some of our most important issues. I say some because there are of course many, many concerns about which we would love to bend a Representative or Senator’s ear. To really be effective, however, we have to hone in on a couple of topics. This year those issues are reform of the...
  • Industry Scores Victories, But More Work Remains

    Happy New Year!At long last, we are inside 2016; the year where major change is guaranteed in at least one of our branches of government and where there is potential for change in one of the others. The Obama Administration comes to end at the close of this year. Whether the new occupant at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue is of the same or opposite party, there will be a new voice at the bully pulpit, a...

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