White House Blueprint: May 2023 Update
The latest on NAA’s response to the administration’s plan for a renters bill of rights.
May 9, 2023 |
Updated May 10, 2023
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The National Apartment Association (NAA) has been working diligently in its response to the White House’s Blueprint for a Renters Bill of Rights by asserting industry perspective. Here are a few updates on our recent activities:
- Resident Screening: NAA issued a call to action for screening stories that will be reviewed and compiled as a supplement to NAA’s formal comment to the CFPB and FTC’s request for information (RFI). NAA is also preparing a second call to action to reinforce our message later in May. Read more.
- NSPIRE: NAA co-signed a coalition submission to HUD's request for comments on the NSPIRE scoring and methodology. The letter expressed our appreciation with the overall changes but made clear the industry’s concerns relating to how certain policy decisions will impact our members. NAA continues to engage with HUD officials to keep our members informed of potential operational changes. Read the comments.
- Multifamily Tenant Protections: The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) is expected to issue a Request for Input (RFI) on multifamily tenant protections in late May with a 45-day window for comments. On April 21, NAA members and staff met with FHFA officials to provide industry perspective on tenant protections being considered. When the comment period opens, NAA will need the support of its membership to communicate the rental industry’s operational needs to the FHFA.
- Potential Changes to Section 504 Rules: On April 25, HUD published an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking seeking public comment to influence whether the agency changes Section 504 requirements related to accessibility and prohibiting disability-related discrimination in assisted rental housing. HUD is interested in what it should consider relating to HUD funding recipients' obligations, including how to account for advances in accessible design, the use of websites and assistive technology, and whether to adopt an updated federal accessibility standard for compliance purposes.
Learn more about the White House Blueprint and NAA’s activities in support of its affiliates and members’ interests.
For more information about NAA’s activities on the Blueprint, please contact Nicole Upano, NAA’s AVP of Housing Policy & Regulatory Affairs or Joe Riter, NAA’s Senior Manager, Public Policy.