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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...
  • Bad Apple

    The trunk of my car functions as a combination storage unit / Dumpster. Still, nothing could prepare me for last week, when I was searching for a pair of heels and pulled out a tote bag from my best friend’s wedding in October. Pawing around in the bag for my shoes, my hand closed around something I didn’t initially recognize.  It was an apple. “Was” being the key word, because this thing I was...
  • Hollywood On the Hill

    I couldn’t pick a Senator out of a line-up, but I could spot Julia Roberts’ niece in a crowded Chipotle. What can I say—I’m a bad Washingtonian.  I’ve never been a particularly politically minded person, spending more time reading People than learning about the people who represent us. Part of that comes from feeling like much of what happens in Washington is far above my realm of understanding...
  • On Your Mark, Get Set... SUMMER!

    Summer is a coming… in some places around the country it seems as if it’s already here. The maintenance staff is already busy away the ice melt and snow shovels and getting ready for the summer rush. Handling the busy summer months can be viewed in the same light as painting; the most important part of the job is preparation. Let’s look at some ideas that can prepare the property for the...

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