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

New 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 (PowerPoint slides).

New 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 will be discussing with members of Congress on Lobby Day (PowerPoint slides).

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.

NAA/NMHC Urge Caution on Proposed Defense Cuts to Housing Funds for Service Members
The statement outlining the potential implications for both privatized military housing providers and market-rate providers operating in military communities. Statement to Senate Committee on Armed Services concerns impact of the Department of Defense budget cuts, which could reduce the Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH).

HUD Publishes Contingency Plan for Shutdown
In response to the ongoing federal government shutdown, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recently published its Contingency Plan for Possible Lapse in Appropriations. The plan details how the agency will manage through the crisis. According to the plan, FHA will continue to endorse loans but not fund them.

NAA/NMHC Testify Before Congressional Subcommittee on Industry's Economic Strength
Tom Bozutto tells House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee that the apartment industry "can be a robust economic engine that provides lasting job growth and spending nationwide."

Apartment Industry Launches 'Apartments. We Live Here.' Campaign
New integrated campaign titled “Apartments. We Live Here.” is unprecedented in scope and available free to affiliated associations and member companies to customize in their communities.

Apartments Contribute $1.1 Trillion to the National Economy
Research to quantify apartments’ important and sustained economic contributions is now available in “The Trillion Dollar Apartment Industry,” published by NAA and NMHC.