Act as a resource to your member of Congress, local officials and their staff to inform them of rental housing policy priorities. Work to cultivate a working relationship with your member of Congress to further NAA-supported policy issues.
Key Contact Handbook
Read the Key Contact Handbook to learn the ins and outs of NAA's Key Contact Program, and learn how to be a more effective advocate.
How this program helps you:
- Be a resource to your member of Congress, local lawmakers and their staff to help further housing policy that’s beneficial for your business and the rental housing industry.
- Gain access to exclusive content, events and rewards for being a Key Contact.
- Position yourself as an industry expert and thought leader amongst your peers and members of Congress.
95% of Members of Congress say that communicating with their constituents is a very important part of their job. Congressional Management Foundation
The need for authentic advocacy is critical at the federal, state and local levels. The Key Contact Program consists of NAA members who have an existing relationship with a legislator or their staff as well as members who are willing to actively cultivate a relationship with their legislator. Forming relationships with elected officials is essential to NAA advocacy efforts as it allows our Key Contacts to communicate with lawmakers on the issues that impact our industry and be a resource to that legislative office. NAA staff will provide Key Contacts with the resources and support they need to build upon their existing relationships or build new relationships with their legislators.
Key Contacts will also receive exclusive content, gain access to exclusive events with members of Congress and their senior staff and have the opportunity to act as a resource to their legislators – ultimately impacting the future of housing policy.
Austin O’Boyle, Manager of Grassroots Engagement, NAA
Jim Wilson, Director of Political Affairs, NAA