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  • Capitol Update: Tracking State and Local Policy Priorities Finds New Trends Emerging

    Apartment Industry Colleagues,This month, I’m going to step outside of the Capitol beltway for a few paragraphs. As you know, tracking, analyzing and reporting on state and local policy trends are some of the central functions within NAA Government Affairs. Though this column predominantly focuses on federal updates, periodically it’s important to change the focus to something a...
  • Capitol Update: For This August Recess, Members of Congress Go Home Prepared

    Apartment Industry Colleagues,And so the August Congressional Recess…I mean “work period”…has arrived. Like kids exiting the classroom for their hard-won summer break, members of Congress flee the Capitol for friendlier climes (they hope) in their home states. The five-week recess will be occupied with town hall meetings, campaign events, fundraising and fact-finding...
  • The Apartment Industry and its “Trillion Dollar” Impact

    Not all industries can say they had a “trillion dollar” impact on the economy—but ours is one of them. In February, the National Apartment Association and the National Multi-Housing Council provided members of the apartment industry with an analysis of data and research by George Mason University’s Stephen S. Fuller, Ph.D. The report, “The Trillion Dollar Apartment...
  • Capitol Update: Congress’s Upcoming August Recess: Your Chance to Discuss Immigration Reform

    Apartment Industry Colleagues,The August Congressional recess is coming, which means it’s time for everyone to make their annual call to their members of Congress to schedule some time to talk about issues impacting the apartment industry. Each year we do these meetings on the home turf of our Representatives and Senators to impress upon them that what they do in Washington impacts...

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