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NAA Press Releases
Apartment Industry Statement on the Emergency Housing Protections and Relief Act of 2020

Arlington, Va. – The National Apartment Association (NAA) and National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC) thank members of Congress for their continued focus on supporting apartment residents and the multifamily industry as we continue to confront unprecedented challenges caused by the outbreak of COVID-19.

In a letter to Congressional leadership, NAA and NMHC shared the views of the apartment industry on the Emergency Housing Protections and Relief Act of 2020 (H.R. 7301) and the continued efforts of lawmakers to provide relief to American families and businesses negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

At a time when millions of apartment residents are facing financial hardships, this legislation contains several elements that we strongly support, including emergency rental assistance, liquidity for multifamily mortgages and servicers, additional funding for Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers and other critical federal housing programs and support for rural housing.

While NAA and NMHC are supportive of aspects of the bill aimed at protecting the housing of those who have been impacted by COVID-19 through robust financial assistance and programs designed to keep renters from ever missing an initial rental payment, the apartment industry remains seriously concerned that the expansion of the federal eviction moratorium will undermine the benefits of other provisions. A protracted eviction moratorium does not provide a sustainable, long-term solution for American families facing financial hardship and we oppose the inclusion of this provision for the severe consequences it will have that ultimately blunt the impact of the positive components of the legislation.

On behalf of the apartment industry, we again applaud lawmakers for their efforts to support the tens of millions of Americans who call an apartment home. As H.R. 7301 moves forward, NAA and NMHC urge policymakers to provide much-needed support and protections while not undertaking programs that would exacerbate the country’s housing affordability challenges and undermine other important programs included in the legislation.

The letter from NMHC and NAA to Congressional leadership on H.R. 7301 can be found here.

More resources on COVID-19 from NAA and NMHC and NAA can be found here and here.

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For more than 25 years, the National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC) and the National Apartment Association (NAA) have partnered on behalf of America's apartment industry. Drawing on the knowledge and policy expertise of staff in Washington, D.C., as well as the advocacy power of 155 NAA state and local affiliated associations, NAA and NMHC provide a single voice for developers, owners and operators of multifamily rental housing. One-third of all Americans rent their housing, and 40 million of them live in an apartment home. 

June 29, 2020
NAA Press Releases
NAA Launches NAA Click & Comply

ARLINGTON, VA | April 29, 2020 – The National Apartment Association (NAA) excitedly announces NAA Click & Comply, which is a one-of-a-kind solution designed to streamline operations, mitigates risk and ensures compliance.

“NAA Click & Comply eliminates the need for multiple costly systems,” says NAA Senior Vice President of Industry Operations Amy Groff. “This new product consolidates daily operational requirements into one easy-to-use system allowing for streamlined, consistent processes that save customers time and money while ensuring they are in compliance. By using NAA Click & Comply, property owners and managers can mitigate risk and avoid costly code infractions across their entire portfolios.”

NAA Click & Comply is the result of a collaboration between NAA and Leonardo247 and combines NAA best practices with an operator’s own policies and procedures. Its process automation provides property management teams the tools and clear directions they need to manage multi-million dollar assets. NAA Click & Comply dashboards and reporting provide rental housing executives real-time visibility into what’s happening at their properties, allowing them to quickly identify which communities may need immediate attention.

“NAA Click & Comply integrates NAAs knowledge base with our technology platform, which enables customers to automate daily operations,” says Leonardo247 CEO Daniel Cunningham. “NAA Click & Comply immediately raises the bar on consistency, accountability and overall rental housing operations quality. Members across the country will benefit from this out-of-the-box solution.”

For more information on NAA Click & Comply, please visit comply.naahq.org.

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About NAA
The National Apartment Association (NAA) serves as the leading voice and preeminent resource through advocacy, education and collaboration on behalf of the rental housing industry. As a federation of more than 150 affiliates, NAA encompasses over 82,000 members representing more than 10 million apartment homes globally. NAA believes that rental housing is a valuable partner in every community that emphasizes integrity, accountability, collaboration, community responsibility, inclusivity and innovation. NAA thanks its strategic partners Maintenance Supply Headquarters a Lowe’s Company and Yardi. To learn more, visit
www.naahq.org.

April 29, 2020
NAA Press Releases, COVID-19
Apartment Industry Calls on Congress to Provide Additional Support to Residents, Rental Owners and Operators

Without necessary relief, the industry faces dire economic circumstances that would devastate the stability, availability and affordability of the rental housing supply nationwide

Washington, D.C. – The National Apartment Association (NAA) and the National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC) appreciate Congress and the Administration’s quick action on the Coronavirus Aid, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). While many of its provisions are being implemented and relief is beginning to reach affected communities, it is clear from the huge toll the COVID-19 outbreak has had on our nation, further relief and recovery measures are needed.  

The apartment industry continues to face dire economic circumstances that would devastate housing stability and the affordability, availability and quality of the rental housing supply nationwide. Congress must provide additional relief to renters and rental housing operators. NAA and NMHC are calling on lawmakers to act now and provide assistance to our nation’s 108 million renters and the 17.5 million workers the industry supports.  

As the government extends nationwide social distancing protocols and implements stay-at-home orders, the apartment industry is on the front lines of responding to the COVID-19 outbreak in communities across the nation. Rental housing owners and operators take seriously their responsibility to ensure residents are safe and secure. We are working alongside public officials to put residents and employees at ease. Yet, as more residents face job loss or furloughs and are unable to fulfill rent obligations, many owners/operators fear they, too, will not be able to satisfy their own financial obligations required to operate their properties. The proposals above are crucial to mitigating this damage.

Today, NAA and NMHC called on Congress and the Administration to provide additional relief and assistance for America’s rental housing providers, industry professionals and their residents. In a joint letter, NAA and NMHC outlined a number of priorities for inclusion in the next COVID-19 relief package Congress is now considering:  

  • Create an Emergency Rental Assistance Program to help renter households who don’t currently receive federal rental subsidies but are now struggling to cover housing costs due to the COVID-19 crisis;
  • Align the timelines of mortgage forbearance and eviction protections;  
  • Expand the SBA Paycheck Protection Program to include multifamily and student housing firms so they can protect their employees and operations;
  • Provide critical tax relief for multifamily property owners; and
  • Enact critical infrastructure programs to support economic recovery.


NAA and NMHC also joined with other real estate partners in a real estate coalition letter highlighting many of the same priorities detailed in NAA and NMHC’s joint letter. 

The enormity of the challenges we are facing as a nation and as an industry are evolving on a daily or even hourly basis. NAA and NMHC are committed to working with lawmakers to provide the assistance necessary to meet the challenges of the COVID-19 crisis.

More resources on COVID-19 from NMHC and NAA can be found here and here.

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For more than 25 years, the National Apartment Association (NAA) and the National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC) have partnered on behalf of America's apartment industry. Drawing on the knowledge and policy expertise of staff in Washington, D.C., as well as the advocacy power of more than 150 NAA state and local affiliated associations, NAA and NMHC provide a single voice for developers, owners and operators of multifamily rental housing. One-third of all Americans rent their housing, and 40 million of them live in an apartment home. 

 

April 7, 2020
NAA Press Releases, COVID-19
NAA Urges Rent Payments, Additional Relief Measures Amid COVID-19

The National Apartment Association (NAA) today released the following statement on rent payments amid COVID-19:

Today brings uncertainty for the entire rental housing industry as rent and mortgage payments loom large. Many residents will not be able to make their rental payments – through no fault of their own – which, in turn, will have devastating implications for apartment owners and operators. To minimize the damage, NAA is urging those of our nation’s 40 million renters who’ve been financially unaffected by COVID-19 to make their rent payments in full and on time. Paying rent ultimately keeps people in their homes by ensuring housing providers can meet their own financial obligations and keep the entire apartment community afloat in these troubling times. Rent payments also allow us to keep properties staffed and actively managed to protect our residents from exposure to COVID-19 as a growing number of Americans fall under stay-at-home orders. We stand with our residents, developers, owners and operators as we navigate these challenging times, and encourage flexibility as we continue to work with policymakers and industry leaders to ensure apartment community needs are met.

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About NAA
The National Apartment Association (NAA) serves as the leading voice and preeminent resource through advocacy, education and collaboration on behalf of the rental housing industry. As a federation of more than 150 affiliates, NAA encompasses over 82,000 members representing more than 10 million apartment homes globally. NAA believes that rental housing is a valuable partner in every community that emphasizes integrity, accountability, collaboration, community responsibility, inclusivity and innovation. NAA thanks its strategic partners Maintenance Supply Headquarters a Lowe’s Company and Yardi. To learn more, visit
www.naahq.org.

April 1, 2020
NAA Press Releases, COVID-19
NAA Statement on COVID-19 and Rent
March 23, 2020
NAA Press Releases
NAA and NMHC Response to President Trump’s State of the Union Address

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Statement from the National Apartment Association (NAA) and National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC) in response to President Trump’s State of the Union address:

NAA and NMHC are encouraged by President Trump’s remarks regarding economic growth, regulatory reform, opportunity zones and infrastructure during tonight’s State of the Union address. We applaud his ongoing efforts to support job growth and break down regulatory barriers that impede construction of needed apartment homes and exacerbate our nation’s housing affordability crisis.

A signature achievement of the President’s housing policy this year was the establishment of the White House Council on Eliminating Regulatory Barriers to Affordable Housing, an effort of which NAA and NMHC are a part. This Council, chaired by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson, has done important work highlighting how overly burdensome regulations drive up the costs of development and worsen housing affordability challenges. A study by NMHC and the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) found that regulations account for an average of 32.1 percent of multifamily development costs and that in a quarter of cases, that number can reach as high as 42.6 percent. Similarly, NAA’s Barriers to U.S. Apartment Construction Index found that complex approval systems are correlated to affordability issues – especially in complex urban markets.

Our nation needs to build 328,000 apartment homes each year just to keep up with demand. The apartment industry looks forward to continuing to work with the Trump administration and members of Congress to meet that demand and help address the housing affordability crisis.

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For more than 25 years, the National Apartment Association (NAA) and the National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC) have partnered on behalf of America's apartment industry. Drawing on the knowledge and policy expertise of staff in Washington, D.C., as well as the advocacy power of more than 150 NAA state and local affiliated associations, NAA and NMHC provide a single voice for developers, owners and operators of multifamily rental housing. One-third of all Americans rent their housing, and 40 million of them live in an apartment home. 

February 4, 2020
NAA Press Releases
Greenville Executive Mike Holmes Serves as NAA 2020 Chairman

ARLINGTON, VA | Feb. 5, 2020 – Greenville, South Carolina real estate executive Mike Holmes, Easlan Management Company, has begun his term as 2020 National Apartment Association (NAA) Chairman.

Holmes has more than 40 years of real estate management experience and, as President of Easlan Management Company, he oversees its entire multifamily portfolio and staff. A Greenville native, he graduated from Furman University in 1975.

 

In addition, Holmes has been actively involved with NAA’s advocacy efforts, having served as the Legislative Committee Chair and NAAPAC Chair for two years, and he remains a member of the Grassroots Committee. Holmes has also served on the NAA Budget and Finance Committee and NAA’s volunteer leadership development program, Leadership Lyceum, and served as the Region IV Regional Vice President for nine years.

 

“Mike is passionate about the rental housing industry, especially when it comes to advocacy and diversity and inclusion,” said NAA President and CEO Bob Pinnegar. “He has been actively involved with our Legislative Committee and the NAAPAC. He positively represents the industry and has keep both our members’ and association’s needs at heart.”

 

Also serving as part of NAA’s 2020 leadership are Chairman-Elect Rick Graf, Pinnacle, Dallas; Vice Chair Don Brunner, BRG Apartments, Cincinnati; Treasurer and National Apartment Association Education Institute (NAAEI) President Ronda Puryear, Management Services Corporation, Charlottesville, VA; Secretary Rick Snyder, R.A. Snyder Properties, San Diego, CA; Immediate Past Chairman Mike Clow, Greystar, Phoenix; and Association Executives Council Mike Mini, Chicagoland Apartment Association, Chicago.

 

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About NAA
The National Apartment Association (NAA) serves as the leading voice and preeminent resource through advocacy, education and collaboration on behalf of the rental housing industry. As a federation of more than 150 affiliates, NAA encompasses over 82,000 members representing more than 10 million apartment homes globally. NAA believes that rental housing is a valuable partner in every community that emphasizes integrity, accountability, collaboration, community responsibility, inclusivity and innovation. NAA thanks its strategic partners Maintenance Supply Headquarters a Lowe’s Company and Yardi.To learn more, visit
www.naahq.org.

February 5, 2020
NAA Press Releases
Dallas Executive Rick Graf Named 2020 NAA Chairman-elect

ARLINGTON, VA | Feb. 5, 2020– Dallas real estate executive Rick Graf, CPM, Pinnacle, has begun his term as 2020 National Apartment Association (NAA) Chairman-Elect.

Graf has more than 40 years of real estate management experience and, as President and CEO of Pinnacle, he is responsible for client relations and the overall strategy and the vision of the company. Graf began his career as a porter and has worked his way to the top of the organization.

 

In addition, Graf has been actively involved as a volunteer at the national level since 1999, serving in a variety of roles. He’s a proponent of industry education and served as Vice President of the NAA Education Institute’s (NAAEI) Board of Directors and Chair of the NAAEI NOW Capital Campaign to raise funds for industry leadership and education programs. Graf also has been involved in NAA conferences and served as the Chair of the Conference Committee.

 

“Rick is very passionate about the rental housing industry, particularly when it comes to professional education,” NAA President and CEO Robert Pinnegar, CAE said. “He has been an active volunteer at the national level for quite some time. He’s been involved in some major initiatives with NAAEI to determine the future of the industry. He serves a vital role and will be a great resource for Chairman Mike Holmes.”

 

Also serving as part of NAA’s 2020 leadership are Chairman Mike Holmes, Easlan Management, Greenville, SC; Vice Chair Don Brunner, BRG Apartments, Cincinnati; Treasurer and NAAEI President Ronda Puryear, Management Services Corporation, Charlottesville, VA; Secretary Rick Snyder, R.A. Snyder Properties, San Diego, CA; Immediate Past Chairman Mike Clow, Greystar, Phoenix; and Association Executives Council Michael Mini, Chicagoland Apartment Association, Chicago.

 

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About NAA
The National Apartment Association (NAA) serves as the leading voice and preeminent resource through advocacy, education and collaboration on behalf of the rental housing industry. As a federation of more than 150 affiliates, NAA encompasses over 82,000 members representing more than 10 million apartment homes globally. NAA believes that rental housing is a valuable partner in every community that emphasizes integrity, accountability, collaboration, community responsibility, inclusivity and innovation. NAA thanks its strategic partners Maintenance Supply Headquarters a Lowe’s Company and Yardi. To learn more, visit
www.naahq.org.

February 5, 2020
NAA Press Releases
Cincinnati Executive Don Brunner Named 2020 NAA Vice Chair

ARLINGTON, VA | Feb. 5, 2020 – Cincinnati real estate executive Don Brunner, BRG Apartments, has begun his term as 2020 National Apartment Association (NAA) Vice Chair.

Brunner has 15 years of real estate management experience and, as Chief Operating Officer of BRG Apartments, he is responsible for the company’s operations at 47 properties in the Tri-State area representing 8,000 units. Prior to joining property management, Brunner worked as an industry supplier partner, which affords him a unique view of both facets of the rental housing industry.

In addition, Brunner has been actively involved with a variety of initiatives for NAA on both the local and national level. He is currently a member of the Greater Cincinnati Northern Kentucky Apartment Association serving as President and previously served seven years as a Region 3 Vice President for NAA.

“Don is passionate about the rental housing industry,” said NAA President and CEO Robert Pinnegar, CAE. “He has been actively involved on both the local and national level and brings a unique perspective as he’s worked in property management and as a supplier. He will be a tremendous asset for Chairman Mike Holmes this year.”

Also serving as part of NAA’s 2020 leadership are Chairman Mike Holmes, Easlan Management, Greenville, SC; Chairman-Elect Rick Graf, Pinnacle, Dallas; Treasurer and NAAEI President Ronda Puryear, Management Services Corporation, Charlottesville, VA; Secretary Rick Snyder, R.A. Snyder Properties, San Diego, CA; Immediate Past Chairman Mike Clow, Greystar, Phoenix; and Association Executives Council Mike Mini, Chicagoland Apartment Association, Chicago.

 

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About NAA
The National Apartment Association (NAA) serves as the leading voice and preeminent resource through advocacy, education and collaboration on behalf of the rental housing industry. As a federation of more than 150 affiliates, NAA encompasses over 82,000 members representing more than 10 million apartment homes globally. NAA believes that rental housing is a valuable partner in every community that emphasizes integrity, accountability, collaboration, community responsibility, inclusivity and innovation. NAA thanks its strategic partners Maintenance Supply Headquarters a Lowe’s Company and Yardi. To learn more, visit
www.naahq.org.

February 5, 2020

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