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Apartment Advocate: Multifamily Tax Provisions Progress, NAA Capitol Conference Recap


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April 11, 2014
On the Hill
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Senate Extends Tax Provisions That Benefit Multifamily – In the middle of Congress's laser focus on future budgets, the Senate Finance Committee was working diligently last week on extending tax provisions that expired at the end of last year …

Political Ambitions in Congress Could Reignite Energy Legislation – While the mid-term elections are still seven months away, political ambitions in Congress have the potential to reignite stalled energy legislation …

Around the Nation
Portland, Maine, to Require Recycling at All Apartment Communities – In an effort to expand recycling beyond single-family homes and small apartment buildings, the City of Portland is requiring all apartment communities to provide recycling services for residents by Jan. 1 ... Recycling
Lawrence, Kan., Rental Licensing/Inspections Program Passes After Five-Year Debate – The Lawrence City Commission has barely passed a contentious licensing and inspections program that will subject every rental unit to inspection as well as require fees from property owners …
Advocacy Connections
Grassroots Advocacy Video
New Grassroots Advocacy Video Shows How to Make a Difference – NAA's new grassroots video is a powerful tool to help your affiliated association and your members' companies build a relationship with members of Congress and strengthen your political capital.

Who's Leaving the House and Why – Find out the House members from both sides who have announced that they will not compete in the mid-term elections this November.

Show Your Members of Congress the Industry's Economic Impact – Take advantage of Congress’s April recess to show your members of Congress just how much economic impact apartments have in their district. Congress will be in recess from April 14 -25.

NAA Capitol Conference Recap
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Industry Members Engage in an Eventful Week of Advocacy in Washington, D.C. – A record number of NAA members traveling to Capitol Hill and the continued rollout of a high-powered industry public relations effort highlighted an exciting week of advocacy for the apartment industry at the annual NAA Capitol Conference in March in Washington, D.C.

In This Edition...
Senate Finance Committee works to extend tax provisions and a spark of hope for energy legislation are among top federal stories, while recycling services’ expansion in Portland, Maine, and the industry’s new grassroots advocacy video are among other news items. NAA Capitol Conference highlights round out this edition’s coverage.
Advocacy Blogs

Capitol Update:
greg brownGreg Brown Finish Line Possibly in Sight for One Top Industry Issue
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kathleen gambleKathleen Gamble Open Mouth, Insert Foot
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The Pennsylvania Apartment Association’s Christine Young-Gertz discusses how the political atmosphere in the state is affecting the apartment industry and why she takes daily trips to her local airport ... Read more.
Advocacy Resources

Webinar: Conducting an Apartment Tour and Town Hall Meeting in Your Community

State & Local Policy Outlook

What Do You Think?
Which industry issue do you think has more chance of seeing Congressional action this year – housing finance reform or tax reform? Vote now and then read Greg Brown’s blog for his take on which might see the finish line.

Results of the last poll: Is comprehensive immigration reform by Congress good for the apartment industry? Answer: Yes (100%)

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