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  • All The Cool Kids Are Doing It

    We’ve all been volun-told to do things in life. You know—when it’s “strongly suggested” that you volunteer for something. It’s presented like a choice, but it’s really not.  I’m volun-told to help my Mom get ready for our annual Christmas party every December, just like my best friend is volun-told to dress up with me for Halloween. Why she needs any convincing is beyond me. We all have busy...
  • No Clear Guidance with Supreme Court’s Disparate Impact Decision

    Apartment Industry Colleagues, After much anticipation, speculation and contemplation of the potential ruination of the apartment nation…the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) finally released its decision on Texas Department of Housing and Community Development v. The Inclusive Communities Project, Inc. For those unfamiliar with the name, this is the case that answers the question of...
  • Soft Pants, Soft Sell

    I discovered ‘soft pants’ last month. This is an actual thing. They’re those pants for women—usually tapered at the ankle—that look (and feel) like classy pajamas acceptable for daytime wear. Sometimes they have patterns. Always they are soft. These soft pants are slowly yet steadily changing my life. I’m concerned I may never return to hard pants. Goodbye, jeans. You were good to me. But...
  • Three Ways Your Affordable Off-Campus Community Can Compete and Deliver Top-Notch Resident Services

    There’s a major misconception and reality of what affordability means to college students seeking off-campus housing. The idea does not cross college student’s minds that they need to save extra money from their college loans only to search for affordable housing on the furthest edge of campus or in run-down neighborhoods. They do not dream about or search for off-campus housing, which is away...

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