NAA Five, for the Week Ending January 20th, 2023

Posted By: Denise Hanzlik Industry, NDAA Resources,
The Big Picture: This week, the media focused heavily on expected rent trends for the year ahead and local housing policies under consideration. Notable stories covered application fees and rent declines. 
THIS WEEK’S TOP STORIES
What We're Advocating

Housing Affordability: NAA’s Greg Brown spoke with Multi-Housing News to discuss two sustainable solutions that should be addressed in the new Congress: Revitalizing the Section 8 program and removing barriers to apartment constructionRead more

Advocate 2023: Preparations are underway for Advocate, NAA’s annual advocacy conference, March 28-29 in Washington, D.C. Learn more.

What We're Saying
Application Fees: “On screening as an important tool for resident safety, NAA’s Nicole Upano told NPR that “[housing providers] have to make those determinations about the screening company, what they use to create their policies, and they need that discretion to figure out how to do that well. We never agree that there’s a one size fits all solution for any housing policy.” Read more

NAA in the News: See 
NAA's top media placements.
What We're Doing

Top Employers: NAA has opened nominations for the 2023 NAA Top Employers awards, honoring member companies that go above and beyond across the rental housing industry. Nominations close March 3. Learn more.

What We're Hearing

"Renter Protections:" NAA’s Greg Brown, SVP of Government Affairs, spoke with Politico about a series of potential White House actions centered on federal “renter protections” and the harm these actions could bring to the industry. “Complicating this process isn’t good at any time in the market cycle… it does raise the question, are they responding to a situation of three to four months ago, not what is currently happening or will be happening in the near future?” Read more.