units October 2022

the Magazine of the National Apartment Association

Making Affordable Housing Pencil Out

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Everybody wants more affordable housing—these companies make it work. 

The need for more affordable housing is a constant refrain in the rental housing industry. The remedies include build-to-rent communities, inclusionary zoning, up-zoning, mixed…

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FEATURES

In Houston, one organization is finding ways to change the future of apartment living — one family at a time. Housing providers come in all shapes and sizes, and some follow a more unconventional…
The buzz: “pretty premiums,” three-dog maximums and ensuring garage sizes big enough for full-size pick-up trucks. The single-family home rental business has been around for years. Lately, it has…
Off-campus housing — termed “purpose-built” — has become as varied as the students who attend, with seven favored features focused on health and wellness, cutting-edge technology, robust connectivity…

IN THIS ISSUE

Retaining current residents helps curb turn and marketing costs, builds a sense of community and limits the volume of new residents that teams will have to attract each year. Apartment operators work…
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October is fire prevention month. Changing technology in cooking fire prevention is preserving property and saving lives. Cooking fires are the number one cause of home fires, according to the…
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Shorter video learning is all the rage in the apartment industry, especially when keeping professionals up-to-date on certain items. Apartment companies are having a tough enough time with hiring,…
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How has apartment affordability changed since Q2 2021? The Athens market has seen a significant gap between income growth and rent increases. Renters’ incomes increased nearly 20% since Q2 2021 while…
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In a legal victory spearheaded by the Northern Ohio Apartment Association, the Ohio Court of Appeals ruled on Thursday, August 11, that the Cleveland Housing Court did not have the authority to…
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RKW Residential increases its footprint in the Southeast with 13 new communities.RKW Residential has expanded its footprint throughout the Southeast. The company announced the 13-community portfolio…
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Q: We have double story townhouse-type units with the bedrooms upstairs. The residents say that the bedrooms always have a large temperature difference between the upper and lower floors. What do you…
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Dr. Eryn Mack Legette  •   Chief People Officer   •  TruAmerica Multifamily   •   Los Angeles TruAmerica Multifamily has promoted Dr. Eryn Mack Legette to Chief People Officer. Dr. Mack joined…
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Here are 10 things members of NAA’s Operations Committee are excited for this fall.  Many events are centered around bringing communities together. Local chef cook-off contest. Have a great chef…
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