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Military Housing Budget Cuts and Treasury's Affordable Housing Plan


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July 14, 2014
On the Hill
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Military Housing Lobby Day to Focus on Defense Budget CutsNAA/NMHC members participating in the Military Housing Privatization Initiative will meet on July 24 with members of Congress about a proposed five percent budget reduction to the Basic Allowance for Housing …

House Committee Advances Terrorism Insurance BillThe House Financial Services Committee has approved a bill to extend and reform the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (TRIA). The TRIA Reform Act of 2014 passed on a strict party line vote of 32-27, moving one step closer …

Treasury Unveils Affordable Rental Housing PlanTreasury Department Secretary Jack Lew has announced a partnership between his department and HUD that will provide financing for multifamily loans …

Around the Nation
Alaska Overhauls Landlord/Tenant Act(Juneau, Alaska) – Gov. Sean Parnell has signed into law a major rental housing bill that updates the state’s landlord tenant act for the first time in 20 years ...

Michigan Town Plans Major Fee Increase for Rental Owners(Jackson, Mich.) – A new state bill would give localities the option to implement rental registration programs, replacing current law that makes such programs mandatory. However, one Michigan mayor believes this new law will …

Advocacy Connections
What If Your Member of Congress Worked for an Apartment CommunityHe’d know how to vote on policy issues that impact the apartment industry. But since he doesn’t own or manage apartments, help him learn about the issues that impact your business by inviting him to tour your apartment community …

Legislative Pressure Points CalendarGet a 10,000-foot view of key dates this year for policy and political developments for members of Congress ...

In This Issue...
• Military Housing
• Terrorism Insurance
• Affordable Housing
• Landlord/Tenant
• Congress's August Recess
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Many jurisdictions are mandating participation in the Housing Choice Voucher Program by making “source of income” a protected class in state and local fair housing laws. As a participant in the Section 8 program, has your company experienced delays in rental assistance payments or processing applications, unnecessary inspections or issues with restrictive lease addenda? Answer now.

Results of the last poll: Of the many state and local issues affecting the apartment industry, which has the most impact on your bottom line?
Taxes and fees: 54%
Bed bugs: 8%
Energy efficiency mandates: 8%
Other: 31%
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