Government Affairs

Your safety net for your business and the industry at large is engagement in public policy activities.

Government Affairs

Your safety net for your business and the industry at large is engagement in public policy activities. At the federal level, we partner with NMHC to advocate for a supportive legislative and regulatory climate to protect your business. At the state and local levels, we analyze legislation, conduct research and provide resources to help build your and your fellow members' strength and influence.

Recent News

Save the Date for This National Industry Advocacy Event – Join us at the 2015 NAA Capitol Conference on March 17 – 18 as we engage policymakers in pursuit of policy initiatives that support a strong, vibrant rental housing market. Together we can educate Congress so they understand and support our industry’s issues. “One Industry. One Voice.” 

Apartment Industry's 2014 Policy Agenda - NAA and NMHC's top priorities for Capitol Hill in 2014 include reforming the nation's tax code and fixing the housing finance system. View our complete list of legislative and regulatory issues.

Become a Stronger Industry Advocate with These Advocacy Webinars:

Why Some Citizen-Advocates (i.e. YOU) Are More Important Than Others - This webinar will discuss the committee structure, demonstrating the power of citizens represented by committee chairs, and provide strategies for advocates seeking to advance their agenda through relationships with their lawmakers. 2 p.m. ET Oct. 30. 

Getting to Know New Legislators: How to Hug a Porcupine - Participants will learn who new federal and state legislators listen to, what congressional staffers believe are the most effective communications tactics for influencing undecided Congressmen, and how to conduct effective meetings and influence legislators at town hall meetings, and effective advocacy in the state/district. 2 p.m. ET Dec. 11. 

Archived Webinars:

Webinar: “Advocacy! The Value-Added Role Every IRO Should Play” –  Learn why every Independent Rental Owner (IRO) should be involved in advocacy in a webinar led by Greg Brown, NAA’s Senior Vice President for Government Affairs. Find out why advocacy is critical to the success of your business and the industry at large.

Webinar: “Capitol Hill Issues Briefing for Lobby Day Participants” – Learn from NMHC’s subject matter experts about the two key issues – housing finance reform and immigration reform – that NAA advocates discussed with members of Congress on Lobby Day 2014.