Apartment Advocate

Apartment Advocate

NAA Government Affairs’ bi-monthly publication combines all aspects of apartment industry advocacy into one go-to resource. The Apartment Advocate highlights key developments and viewpoints in industry public policy at all levels of government, and helps NAA members explore advocacy pathways.

NAA and NMHC Respond to SEC’s Proposed Cybersecurity Risk Management and Disclosure Rule

May, 2022 | Updated May, 2022

As federal policymakers sharpen their focus on cybersecurity, NAA and NMHC are working to ensure the apartment industry’s business operations are understood and accounted for in any proposed rules or legislation. According to U.S. intelligence, there has been significant increase in malicious…

Report Primer: Economic Contribution of IRC Section 1031 Like-Kind Exchanges to the US Economy

May, 2022 | Updated May, 2022

Like-kind exchanges play a critical role in supporting multifamily housing and contributing to the U.S economy, and this primer provides a look at top-line findings of a soon-to-be-released NAA- and NMHC-sponsored study. Like-kind exchanges are a significant contributor to U.S. economic…

Electric Vehicle Charger Requirements Abuzz

By Ben Harrold | May, 2022 | Updated May, 2022

Lawmakers at all levels of government are grappling with how to support the growing demand for electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure. Across the country, jurisdictions are taking up legislation that would mandate the installation of electric vehicle charging equipment in multifamily parking…

White House Announces Plan to Increase Housing Supply

By Ben Harrold | May, 2022 | Updated May, 2022

On May 16, the White House released the Biden-Harris Administration Housing Supply Action Plan which aims to ease the burden of housing costs over time by boosting the supply of quality housing in every community. The plan has two key pillars to increase housing supply: reduce restrictive land…

FCC Broadband Ruling Given Effective Date

May, 2022 | Updated May, 2022

On March 28, 2022, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) published official details of its recently unveiled Report and Order and Declaratory Ruling on broadband competition in multiple tenant environments (MTEs). With its release in the federal register, the FCC’s actions now have an…

Biden’s Budget Seeks Increased Funding for Housing Programs, Heads to Capitol Hill

May, 2022 | Updated May, 2022

On March 28, 2022, President Biden announced his proposed budget for fiscal year (FY) 2023, which outlines the Administration’s priorities for the coming year.Of note for the rental housing industry are several expanded housing programs in the President’s budget, including funding for the Low-…

Financial Watchdog Releases Semi-Annual Report

By Sam Gilboard | May, 2022 | Updated May, 2022

On April 6, 2022, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) released the semi-annual review of its regulatory actions for the period beginning April 1, 2021, and ending September 30, 2021. The report, a statutory requirement of Dodd-Frank, highlights several steps the CFPB has taken on…

New Tool Reveals America’s Zoning Problem

By Sam Gilboard | May, 2022 | Updated May, 2022

On May 3, 2022, researchers at Cornell University unveiled the National Zoning Atlas, an aspirational project aimed at depicting key aspects of zoning codes in an online, user-friendly map. Currently, the project reflects a comprehensive zoning map for the entire state of Connecticut with similar…

Vehicle Charging ‘Sparks’ New Requirements for Housing Providers

By Ben Harrold | May, 2022 | Updated May, 2022

As demand for electric vehicles increases around the country, a new type of policy is gaining popularity – and could have a significant impact on rental housing providers. Originally constructed as a measure to allow the installation of electric vehicle charging infrastructure in condominiums…

Moratorium Persists in Los Angeles Despite Industry Efforts

By Sam Gilboard | May, 2022 | Updated May, 2022

The eviction moratorium in Los Angeles, California will continue after the United States Supreme Court declined to consider an appeal made by the Apartment Association of Greater Los Angeles (AAGLA), which sought an emergency injunction to halt the eviction ban. Los Angeles’ eviction moratorium has…