Contact: Frank Mauck, 703/797-0647
ARLINGTON, Va. / July 12, 2013 – Following is a statement from Doug Culkin, CAE, President and CEO of NAA on Harvard University's Joint Center for Housing Studies Report: “The State of the Nation’s Housing 2013”:
Not only does the 1.1 million growth of renter households in 2012 continue to outpace the record-breaking years seen during the 2000s, leading the charge are groups who traditionally have been viewed as homeowners. Americans are renting bychoice, and that speaks volumes about the quality and professionalism of the nation’s rental housing owners and operators.
Although not surprising, it’s still disappointing that so many of our fellow Americans continue to struggle in finding safe and affordable housing. NAA and its affiliates look forward to continuing to work with policymakers at all levels of government on sensible and effective strategies to meet this need.
About NAA: The National Apartment Association (NAA) is America’s leading advocate for quality rental housing. NAA’s mission is to serve the interests of multifamily housing owners, managers, developers and suppliers and maintain a high level of professionalism in the multifamily housing industry to better serve the rental housing needs of the public.
NAA is a federation of 170 state and local affiliates, comprised of more than 63,000 multifamily housing companies representing more than 6.7 million apartment homes throughout the United States and Canada. Members in good standing of any affiliated association are automatically considered members of NAA and entitled to NAA benefits.