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Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Fair Housing Act

50th Anniversary of Fair Housing Act

Contact: Todd Usher via email or at 703-797-0678

ARLINGTON, VA - The National Apartment Association (NAA) will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Fair Housing Act (FHA) in 2018 with a variety of initiatives and activities that underscore the organization’s commitment to educating its members on fair housing issues. NAA and the rental housing industry recognize the importance of the Act in protecting Americans from discrimination and will continue to serve as the voice of the industry in this critical area.

“As an industry, we recognize the significance of the Fair Housing Act,” said NAA President & CEO Robert Pinnegar, CAE, “We agree that everyone deserves fair access to housing. We’re working with industry partners and other organizations to strengthen our commitment on the 50th anniversary of this important legislation.”

As part of that commitment, the NAA Education Institute will offer its “Fair Housing and Beyond” course free to members for the entire month of April. The course provides helps rental housing professionals understand the Fair Housing Act through real-world situations. 

NAA also is developing an FHA toolkit that will assist state and local affiliated apartment associations in promoting the FHA anniversary. NAA will utilize its communication channels, including a dedicated space in the April issue of units Magazine, NAA newsletters, website and social media channels to promote the anniversary.  

In addition, NAA will recognize the significance of the FHA during its Apartmentalize conference June 13-16 in San Diego with acknowledgment from the stage and through an education session on Friday, June 15. 

Finally, NAA is collaborating with the National Fair Housing Alliance (NFHA) on the issue of housing affordability. NAA is a co-sponsor of five affordable housing forums in Atlanta, Columbus, Houston, Oakland and Philadelphia, where members of the apartment industry will participate with other stakeholders to discuss challenges and identify practical solutions.

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 nearly 160 affiliates, NAA encompasses over 75,000 members representing more than 9.25 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 the Lowe’s Companies, Valet Living and Yardi. To learn more, visit www.naahq.org