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  • U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Homeless Veterans Outreach

    By Sloan D. Gibson, Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) VA's collaborations with organizations like the National Apartment Association (NAA) are essential to achieving our shared national goal of ending homelessness among Veterans.  In a recent speech to NAA's board, I was pleased to highlight all that these strong, productive partnerships have accomplished so far and...
  • “My RPM Story” – Daniel

    After four years in the U.S. Navy, I had to make a choice — study medicine or study law. As it turns out, residential property management (RPM) chose me.When I graduated from high school in 2003, I joined the Navy, eventually becoming a Fleet Marine Force hospital corpsman and serving in Marine Corps units. With my second tour in Iraq behind me and an honorable discharge, I started college as a...
  • Caught in the Net

    Much like a 5-year-old, my nightly routine consists of refusing to take myself to bed when I’m tired; instead falling asleep on the couch with all of the lights on until 2 a.m., when I finally stumble into my bedroom too tired to brush my teeth.  I’m turning 30 in October and don’t see my behavior changing anytime soon.  But it’s really not my fault! Like any normal human being, I subscribe to...
  • 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...

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