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Industry Ramps Up for NAA Capitol Conference and Lobby Day


New Industry Economic Impact Set to Be Released

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March 2, 2015
Advocacy Connections
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Time’s Running Out to Register for the Advocacy Event of the YearCommit to advocacy by registering for the NAA Capitol Conference, the industry’s largest advocacy event condensed into two important days – March 17 for education and March 18 for lobbying. It’s your opportunity to hear Julián Castro, new Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development; learn from the experts in educational sessions at our exciting new venue, the JW Marriott; and tell your members of Congress about the critical issues impacting you and your business. Learn about the issues and register now!

Don’t Miss the Industry’s Economic Impact Media Blitz – A new study showing how apartments contribute substantially to the U.S. as well as local economies will be released on March 10 in the industry’s largest pro-apartment national media outreach campaign. The campaign, conducted by NAA, NMHC and NAA-affiliated associations, will announce the economic contributions of apartment construction, operations and resident spending on a national level plus all 50 states and 40 specific metro areas. All the information will be available on the NAA/NMHC joint website

On the Hill
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Heads Up: Deadline for Lead Paint Certification Is July 1Firms and workers who engage in activities that may disturb lead-coated surfaces on pre-1978 residential property must be certified by EPA. Apartment industry owners and managers need to be aware that workers must take a four-hour refresher course by July 1 to maintain their certification… Read More

Small Business Bill Passes House, Next Stop the SenateThe House has passed a $77 billion bill that allows small businesses, including apartment firms, to permanently write off up to $500,000 in qualifying investments in the year of purchase. This expensing limit would be phased down if overall investment costs exceed $2 million – ultimately, limiting the proposal to smaller apartment operators. Without legislation… Read More

Around the Nation
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Washington State Senate Considers Slate of Owner-Friendly BillsThe Washington State Senate is considering four bills aimed at helping rental property owners by expanding and clarifying the different processes related to evictions, as well as clarifying rules on late fees. All four bills have the support of the Washington Multi-Family Housing Association… Read More

Georgia Bill Would Cement Statewide Certification for Process ServersA bill in the Georgia Legislature would establish a permanent statewide certification and appointment program for private process servers… Read More

In This Issue...
  • Lead Paint
  • Small Businesses
  • Evictions
  • Late Fees
  • Process Servers
  • Capitol Conference
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NAA Spring Governance Meeting
March 15 – 16, 2015
JW Marriott | Washington, D.C.

NAA Capitol Conference
March 17 – 18, 2015
JW Marriott | Washington, D.C.

NAA Education Conference & Exposition
June 24-27, 2015
Mandalay Bay Resort &
Convention Center | Las Vegas

What Do You Think?

Which NAA Capitol Conference Lobby Day issue most impacts your business? Restructuring Immigration Policy, Enhancing the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program or Reforming the Tax Code? Answer Now!

Answer to the last poll: Do your communities participate in the Section 8 Voucher program?

Yes: 71%

No: 29%

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