NAA Statement on Trump’s Halt of COVID-19 Relief Negotiations
ARLINGTON, VA | October 6, 2020 – Statement from National Apartment Association (NAA) President and CEO Bob Pinnegar on President Trump ending negotiations for additional COVID-19 relief legislation:
We are entering the seventh month of the COVID-19 emergency and hard-working Americans need help. Critical bills – like rent, utilities and groceries – are still due and it is abundantly clear that, for many, there is simply not the means to pay. Passing relief measures, like direct rental assistance, should not be a political game; emergency rental assistance is the only policy that will keep renters safely housed and ensure rental housing providers can pay their bills.
The nation’s 40 million apartment residents, 17.5 million jobs and a $3.4 trillion industry depend on Congress and the Administration fulfilling their obligation to the American people by bypassing politics and passing an additional relief package that includes robust financial assistance.
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 152 affiliates, NAA encompasses over 85,000 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. To learn more, visit www.naahq.org.