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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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • What You Don't Know (about Fair Housing) Can Hurt You

    “Back to school” is not just for those whom the student housing industry hopes to rent to, it is also for those in the student housing sector of multifamily housing. And for us “back to school” is at the upcoming 2014 NAA Student Housing Conference and Exposition. As the conference website promises, we can “join more than 900 star pupils for two days chock-full of education…and breathe easy as no...

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