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Industry's Face Time With Federal Housing Officials Yields Promise

HUD's Fair Market Rent, terrorism insurance round out key developments; NAA Capitol Conference registration opens tomorrow.

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Nov. 3, 2014
On the Hill

NAA and NMHC Officers Meet with FHFA Director Watt and Key StaffNAA and NMHC officers met with Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) Director Mel Watt and key members of his team on Oct. 15 to stress the critical role multifamily plays in meeting the nation’s housing needs. Participants discussed the state of the multifamily market overall as well as some specific challenges …

HUD Releases Final Fair Market Rents for FY 2015The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has released its final FY 2015 Fair Market Rents.  FMRs are set annually by the department and vary based on numerous factors, including local housing supply and demand, economic conditions and the size of the apartment unit ... 

Are You Experiencing Coverage Issues With Terrorism Insurance? – NAA and NMHC continue to advocate with Congress to secure a long-term reauthorization of the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act before it expires at year’s end. As part of our effort, we want to speak with apartment industry members who are particularly concerned about the program’s expiration. Have you already heard from your insurance provider that your property’s coverage will sunset with TRIA’s expiration? Have you been told that you will pay higher premiums without TRIA? We are looking for real-life examples and will not provide your name without your express consent. Please email Greg Brown with your stories.

Around the Nation
San Francisco Approves Airbnb-Style Multifamily Rentals – The San Francisco Board of Supervisors has approved an ordinance regulating Airbnb-style short-term rentals. Surprisingly, opposition to the legislation united some property owner and tenant groups who say the expanding industry is helping…
Advocacy Connections

Save the Date for This National Industry Advocacy Event – Join us at the 2015 NAA Capitol Conference on March 17 – 18 as we engage policymakers in pursuit of policy initiatives that support a strong, vibrant rental housing market. Together we can educate Congress so they understand and support our industry’s issues. “One Industry. One Voice.” Learn more.

Vote Tomorrow on Election Day! – Find out about the candidates at Project Vote Smart.

What Does It Take to Get Their Attention? -- How many posts to a legislator’s social media platform is enough for staff to “pay attention?” Hint: It’s MUCH fewer than you think …

Webinar: Getting to Know New Legislators: How to Hug a Porcupine -- 2 p.m. ET Dec. 11. Register now.

What Do You Think?

Do you allow victims of domestic violence the option of getting out of their lease without penalty if they request it? Answer now.

NAA Assembly of Delegates
November 13-15
Intercontinental Boston | Boston

NAA Student Housing Conference
February 17-18, 2015
Aria Resort | Las Vegas

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

In This Issue...
• Fair Market Rents
• Terrorism Insurance
• Airbnb Rentals
• NAA Capitol Conference
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