As the new Congress settles into Capitol Hill, the time has come to introduce members to the rental housing industry. Advocate – NAA’s annual advocacy conference – is the prime opportunity to meet with your representatives by joining rental housing suppliers, property managers, owners and operators in Washington D.C. on March 28-29, 2023.
It is more important than ever to communicate the rental housing industry’s policy stances and priorities to our representatives in Congress following years of pandemic-fueled challenges and political polarization. Sharing the unique operational needs of rental housing is critical, and there is no better way to educate federal lawmakers than in-person in the halls of Congress.
Advocate is the opportunity to make that a reality by coming together with a family of over 92,000 members and 141 affiliates.
Help us lay a new cornerstone on which we can build even more successes for the rental housing industry.
NAA Governance meetings will continue March 30-31.
Pre-registration for Advocate is complimentary for all attendees who register on or before March 21, 2023. After this date, registration must be done on-site and will be subject to a $50 charge.
Please Note: Congressional offices may restrict the number of people allowed to participate in meetings on Capitol Hill during Lobby Day. Registering for Advocate does not guarantee that you will be able to participate in a meeting. Please make sure you are working with your local affiliate if you are planning to attend a meeting.
Registration is now open.
NAA Meeting Policies
By registering for this event, you are agreeing to all NAA Meeting Policies.
Registration Modifications & Cancellations
To modify or cancel your registration, contact [email protected].
Contact [email protected] or call 833-86-MYNAA.
Join NAA for a conversation with federal policymakers about issues of interest to the rental housing industry.
NAAPAC Happy Hour (sponsored by the National Suppliers Council)
Thursday, March 30
5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Mix and mingle with your peers for an hour of refreshments, networking, and fun, including exciting raffle prizes provided by the National Suppliers Council. All raffle proceeds support the NAA Political Action Committee (NAAPAC).
The voice of individual members of the apartment industry was critical in establishing rental assistance and ending the eviction moratorium. Your voice will be needed again as we continue to confront the affordability crisis. Use these advocacy tools and resources to take action.
We need your help to break gridlock that could slow passage of critical legislation around housing affordability. Urge members of Congress to:
- Oppose federal efforts to interfere into the landlord-tenant relationship and use carrots not sticks to increase rental affordability and housing choice for renters;
- Improve the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program to attract and better serve private sector rental housing providers;
- Incentivize local governments to lower barriers to development and increase the supply of rental housing; and
- End the CARES Act 30-day notice-to-vacate requirement for federally-backed and federally-assisted rental properties.
Lobby Day Guidance
Scheduling and Holding a Hill Visit
Hill visits with your members of Congress will be organized by your NAA affiliate and will likely be subject to additional restrictions from Congress. If you are interested in participating in a meeting, please let us know when completing your Advocate registration. We will connect you with your affiliate for more specific details.
Affiliates should see these resources for scheduling Hill Visits:
Sample House Meeting Request Letter
Sample Senate Meeting Request Letter
2023 Lobby Day Meetings Tracker
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Contact Jim Wilson at [email protected]
The Grand Hyatt hotel block is currently sold out on the nights of the 28th and 29th.
If you have not made a room reservation yet, here are two options near the Grand Hyatt:
Washington Marriott at Metro Center Call (202) 737-2200 to book your stay. Rate: $559 per night + tax.
Hamilton Hotel Call (202) 682- 0111 to book your stay. Rate: $410 per night + tax.
Please note, these are standard hotel rates and are not contracted with NAA.
Grand Hyatt Washington
1000 H St NW
Washington, DC 20001
Rate: $359 + tax per night
Cut-Off Date: March 6, 2023*
*After this date rooms will be accepted on a space- and rate- available basis only. The cut-off date only guarantees rate – it does not guarantee availability. Please book your rooms early.
Or call 202-582-1234. The NAA Advocate group block code is G-NAA3.
Hotel reservations may be canceled up to 4 weeks prior to the date of arrival without penalty. Rooms canceled within 4 weeks of arrival will be charged one night’s room and tax.
Rooms in the NAA room block are intended for registered attendees of 2023 Advocate. You must be registered prior to making your hotel reservation. Only one (1) hotel reservation will be allowed per registered attendee. NAA has the authority to cancel any duplicate hotel reservations or those that are not registered for the conference with or without prior notification.
- Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA): 4 miles to hotel
- Dulles International Airport (IAD): 25 miles to hotel
- Baltimore/Washington International Airport (BWI): 31 miles to hotel
- Washington Union Station (Amtrak): 1.5 miles to hotel
- The nearest metro station is Metro Center Station, accessible on the Red, Orange, Silver and Blue lines. To access the hotel from the metro, exit Metro Center Station from the 11th Street exit, use the escalators to go up to H Street and enter the hotel through the front doors.
- Self-Park Garage: 10th St NW between H and G streets. $45 daily.
- Valet Parking is available at the front drive off of H Street NW. The cost is $62.00 per day.
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